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Named for the Boston Public Library most iconic space, PATRONS OF THE COURTYARD is a society that recognizes a distinguished group of donors who are committed to leading the charge in furthering the exceptional collections, programs, and services offered by the Library. The proceeds raised annually from this group are relied upon to provide critical, unrestricted funding across the entire BPL system. 

Patron | $2,500 – $24,999
Fountain Circle | $25,000+

To learn more about Patrons of the Courtyard and how you can support the Boston Public Library Fund, please contact Carol Estes -Schwartz at


In appreciation for their commitment, members of Patrons of the Courtyard enjoy a range of distinctive Library experiences, events, and programs throughout the year. Offerings have included private tours, author talks, and opportunities to go behind the scenes to view and interact with new collections and exhibits.


To make your gift through a Donor Advised Fund, please click here for more information or to use our DAF Direct widget. You can also make your Patrons of the Courtyard donation by sending a check made out to the Boston Public Library Fund, 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

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