The Thomas Bell Society
In 1672, The Roxbury Latin School received an extraordinary gift, a bequest of 151 acres of land the revenue from which would perpetuate “that little nursery” strongly into the future. The donor, Thomas Bell, had invested in John Eliot’s school from the beginning and saw his will as an opportunity to solidify his commitment, express his admiration, and advance the school’s worthy mission. The intent of Bell’s bequest was clear:
- Affirm the value of the school and its central mission
- Invest in the school’s long-term future as an independent place of learning
- Encourage like commitments from others, and
- Ensure the legacy of the donor and the school well into the future.
In this tradition, the Thomas Bell Society honors those alumni and friends of the school whose gifts have as their goal the broadest vision and intent for Roxbury Latin: the endowment in perpetuity of a distinctive and vital school.
We invite you to become a member of the Thomas Bell Society, and join those who have so clearly signaled their enduring commitment to The Roxbury Latin School.
To notify us of an estate or planned gift that you have made for the benefit of Roxbury Latin please fill out our member profile form.
For more information about making such gifts in support of R.L.’s ongoing commitment to exceptional education for boys, please contact us.