Special Projects

2015 Rose Window photo by V.Raguin

The Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery is currently raising funds for the renovation of Asa Gray Garden, the preservation of Veterans Monuments, the preservation of the Great Rose Window in Bigelow Chapel, our Significant Monument Collection, and the Wildlife Action Plan.

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Annual Fund

DSCF4661The Friends of Mount Auburn works to preserve this 175-acre treasure through gifts to the Annual Fund. As the foundation of Mount Auburn fundraising, the Annual Fund supports public education, the care of the horticultural collection, preservation and conservation, enhancements to the landscape, and protection of wildlife habitat.

Your gift to the Annual Fund will help sustain the natural beauty and rich history of Mount Auburn.

Make your gift online today.

For further information, please contact:
Anna Moir, Annual Fund and Membership Manager


Planned Giving

By leaving a gift to Mount Auburn Cemetery in your will or estate plan, you can do even more to sustain this treasured landscape. A bequest is an extraordinary demonstration of commitment that costs you nothing in your lifetime. When you make a bequest, you become a member of The Remembrance Society and enjoy exclusive benefits.

Learn more today, or contact us by phone at 617-607-1949 or email at friends@mountauburn.org


1831 Society

Bowditch Monument After 2011 ConservationEach year, individuals who share a commitment to Mount Auburn become part of the 1831 Society by making a leadership gift of $1,000 or more. Your gift is an investment in the future, and your philanthropy serves as an important example by encouraging  others in the community to provide additional support. Membership is based on total cumulative, unrestricted donations made during the fiscal year (April 1 - March 31).

The 1831 Society offers four membership levels:
Dearborn Circle:  Gifts of $1,000 to $2,499
Story Circle:  Gifts of $2,500 to $4,999
Bigelow Circle:  Gifts of $5,000 to $9,999
Founders Circle:  Gifts of $10,000+

For further details about the 1831 Society, contact:
Jenny GilbertDirector of Institutional Advancement


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Spring Visitors jjj (16)As stewards of an active cemetery and a National Historic Landmark...
our mission is preservation and service with excellence and innovation...
our goal is to conserve the natural beauty of Mount Auburn and promote the appreciation of our cultural, historic, and natural resources...
our passion is to protect Mount Auburn and share it with future generations.