Community Involvement

Improving the Places We Live and Work

Our clients expect their trustees and advisors to be leaders professionally. That’s expected.

Our people strive to be leaders in their charitable lives as well - just as our clients are.

We believe our clients recognize and appreciate the level and quality of our professionals’ volunteer involvement in many of New England’s charities, causes and institutions. Community involvement is a core value at Hemenway Trust Company and our affiliate Hemenway & Barnes, central to what we do and who we serve.

Accordingly, our people serve on various boards of directors, often as officers. We contribute our time, energy and professional abilities to a wide variety of civic, philanthropic, educational and other nonprofits throughout our home community and beyond.

A Core Value that Benefits our Clients

We’re involved in our communities, simply put, because it’s the right thing to do. Hemenway Trust Company and our affiliate Hemenway & Barnes have thrived over the past 150 years as a corporate citizen, and our charitable work is a way to express our gratitude.

Our community involvement also serves our clients. Our own charitable work makes us more aware of and sympathetic to philanthropic issues and their impact. In our judgment, our experience as volunteers makes us better able to serve our nonprofit clients as well as our individual and family clients who are actively philanthropic.

Corporate Sponsors

Hemenway Trust Company and Hemenway & Barnes are proud Corporate Sponsors of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

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Commitment to Community

Alan Thayer Mudge Memorial Fund
Albert N. Parlin House, Inc.
Appalachian Mountain Club
Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston
Associated Grant Makers
Boston Athenaeum
Boston Bar Foundation
Boston Children's Hospital Trust
Boston College Law School
Boston Lyric Opera
Boston Partners in Education, Inc.
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston
Brookline Community Foundation
Cambridge Boat Club
Citi Performing Arts Center
Colby Museum of Art
Community Rowing, Inc.
Concord Museum
Dartmouth College
Dean Foundation for Little Children
Emerson Hospital
Epiphany School in Dorchester
Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts
Farnsworth Art Museum
Fenway High School
The Food Project
Georgetown University
Greater Boston Legal Services
The Greenlight Fund
Hingham Land Conservation Trust
Hingham Town Government
Homeowner Options for Massachusetts Elders
Hopkins Center for the Arts
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Jesuit Collaborative
Johns Hopkins University
Kneisel Hall Chamber Music
Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences
Massachusetts Parents Alliance for Catholic Education
Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University
Museum of Science, Boston
The Music Hall
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Massachusetts Chapter
Needham Exchange Club
New England Historic Genealogical Society
Newton Community Service Center, Inc.
Newton Country Day School
Newton - San Juan del Sur Nicaragua Sister City Project
Nexus, Inc.
Noble and Greenough School
North Bennet Street School
Old Sturbridge Village
Peer Health Exchange
Pioneer Institute
Portland Museum of Art
Sailors Snug Harbor
Sharon Education Foundation
Sherborn Rural Land Foundation
Society of Colonial Wars, Massachusetts
South End Community Health Center
South Shore Conservatory
St. Bonaventure University
St. John's Preparatory School
Strawbery Banke Museum
Tenacre Country Day School
Travis Roy Foundation
Trustees of Reservations
U.S. Friends of the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute
Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Watertown Community Foundation
Wellesley College
Westwood Land Trust
Williams College
The Winsor School
Xaverian Brothers High School