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The steeple of the Old North Church in Boston.

Donate to the Historic Site

Your generosity sustains Old North Church as a historic landmark and supports our educational efforts, both onsite and in classrooms across the country. We believe that by presenting, questioning, and learning from the full and complicated span of Old North’s 300-year history, we can engage audiences in contemporary questions of equity and representation, courage for the common good, and what it means to be an active citizen. With a gift to Old North Illuminated, you join a community that is building a future in which everyone will see their stories, struggles, and hopes reflected in places of prominence and our shared American history.

Old North Illuminated is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is responsible for historic site operations and interpretative, educational, and preservation programs at the iconic Old North Church & Historic Site. Old North Illuminated is independent of and a close partner to the church and its congregation. 

Ways to Give:

  • Make a one-time or recurring gift online — just $10 per month will help sustain our operations.
  • Mail a check to: Old North Illuminated, 193 Salem Street, Boston, MA 02113
  • Include Old North Illuminated in your estate planning to ensure a legacy that shines far into the future. Contact Executive Director Nikki Stewart at nstewart@oldnorth.com for details.
  • Make a gift of stock. Contact Executive Director Nikki Stewart at nstewart@oldnorth.com for details.
  • Make a gift through a Donor Advised Fund. Our EIN number is  04-3120688.
A school group at Old North Church

The Lantern Society

We invite you to join us as partners, supporters, and advocates through membership in The Lantern Society with an annual gift of $1,000 or more.

On the evening of April 18, 1775, when Boston was being occupied by British troops, two patriots bravely broke curfew, climbed to the top of Old North’s steeple, and held high two lanterns as a warning to their fellow colonists that the British army was marching to Concord “by sea”. At Old North Illuminated, we honor their legacy through our mission to inspire active citizenship and courageous, compassionate leadership by interpreting and preserving the Old North Church & Historic Site.

Together, we can spark curiosity; make history accessible and relatable; and equip visitors and students of all ages with the wisdom, confidence, and motivation to participate in their communities.

Lantern Society Members enjoy the following benefits:

  • Recognition on the website and in annual reports
  • Invitation to an annual Lantern Society Reception
  • Annual private tour for up to 6 individuals with Old North Illuminated staff
  • Complimentary admission for digital and on-site Speaker Series events
  • Early access for Lanterns & Luminaries tickets

Old North Illuminated (formerly “Old North Foundation”) is a 501(c)(3) exempt organization under IRS Code; EIN 04-3120688. Gifts can be made via check, credit card, stock transfers, or Donor Advised Funds. Lanterns & Luminaries sponsorships are eligible for Lantern Society membership.

To learn more, contact Nikki Stewart, Executive Director, at nstewart@oldnorth.com or 617-513-5999.

The Paul Revere statue and the steeple of the Old North Church with lanterns in the window.

The Landmark Circle

The Landmark Circle is a community of thoughtful and generous leaders who share a commitment to Old North Church’s future and its ability to inspire lantern bearers for generations to come. With a planned gift, your generosity will intertwine with the contributions of those whose stories span 300 years of history – furthering a legacy of courage, compassion, and leadership. Options for including Old North Illuminated in your estate plan include bequests, IRA designations, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, and life insurance.

Why do historic landmarks like this matter? Tangible and authentic, they spark curiosity and imagination, making history accessible and relatable. Walking inside Old North Church is like stepping into a time-machine that shuttles us between past and present. Here big issues—who’s included and who’s been left out of history, what does it mean to be an active citizen, what does the common good mean?—are connected to real people and events.

Landmark Circle members enjoy the following benefits:

  • Recognition on the website and in annual reports
  • Invitation to an annual reception
  • Annual private tour for up to 6 individuals with Old North Illuminated staff
  • Complimentary admission for digital and on-site Speaker Series events
  • Early access for Lanterns & Luminaries tickets

Old North Illuminated (formerly “Old North Foundation”) is a 501(c)(3) exempt organization under IRS Code; EIN 04-3120688.

To learn more, contact Nikki Stewart, Executive Director, at nstewart@oldnorth.com or 617-513-5999.

Make a Gift to the Congregation

Annual pledges, memorial gifts, and other contributions to support the congregation of Christ Church in the City of Boston can be made online or mailed to:

Christ Church
193 Salem Street
Boston, MA 02113

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