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Patrons of the Courtyard is a dynamic group of leadership annual fund supporters who are deeply committed to the Library’s vision and recognize the important role private philanthropy will play in the Library’s future.

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Special Member Benefits

In addition to the satisfaction of supporting a cultural and educational treasure, as a Patron of the Courtyard member you will benefit from access to a range of distinctive and engaging Library experiences and programs throughout the year:

  • Recognition in our annual impact report (if you chose to allow us to include your name).
  • Invitation to special events through the Boston Public Library Fund.
  • Continued opportunities to engage in the work of the Boston Public Library through our online newsletter and other communications.
  • Invitation to an annual Patrons of the Courtyard Cocktail reception.

Member Levels

Commonwealth $25,000+
Benefactor $10,000-$24,999
Fellow $5,000-$9,999
Patron $2,500-$4,999


We are pleased to recognize the following individuals for their generous support to the BPL Fund. 


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Anita and Josh Bekenstein
Lewis and Rinda Burleigh
John and Maureen Hailer
Jeffrey and Christa Hawkins
Karen and Ronald O’Hanley
Barbara and Amos Hostetter
Carol Lundquist and Arthur Strout
Jeffries Wyman, Jr.


Carlotte N. Berk
Deborah H. Bornheimer
Jane Brock-Wilson
Linda and Daniel Cummings
Dawn E. and Mark E. Donovan
Ginkgo Bioworks
Elizabeth L. Johnson
Louis and Cheryl Maiuri
Janet and David Offensend
Lia and William Poorvu
Greg Shell
State Street Global Advisors
Webster Family Foundation
Christian and Sophie Westra


Amy and David Abrams
Jenna and Aaron Bates
The Catered Affair
Sandra and Paul Edgerley
Grace and Ted Fey
Hannah and Jack Grove
Michael and Martha Keating
Susan Moser and Tom Evans
Laurie and Eric Slifka
Tiny Tiger Foundation


Sandy Moose and Eric Birch
Allie and Tom Campbell
Douglas E. Carney
Kathy and Martin Fogle
Zamawa Arenas and Murray Forman
Robert and Jill Gallery
Kate Walsh and Erik Garpestad
Sarah Hancock
David Leonard and Cuong Hoang
Terence M. Janericco
Barbara and Leonard McCue
James F. and Katherine S. McHugh
The Newbury Boston
Janet Tiampo and David Parker
Paula and Robert Sakey
Emily Schabacker
Shawmut Street Charitable Gift Fund
Meghan Truchan
Karen A. Vagts
Katherine G. Welch

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