Laurel Circle

The Laurel Circle is a dedicated group of donors who are leading the way in preserving Mount Auburn Cemetery for generations to come. By making a gift at any Laurel Circle level, you join the Friends of Mount Auburn and demonstrate your deep commitment to honoring Mount Auburn’s past, celebrating the present, and supporting its future. If you are already a Friend, don’t forget to renew your membership. We are grateful for the generosity of Laurel Circle members, who enjoy special access and events throughout the year.

Laurel Circle Benefits

LILY

Donations of $1,000-$2,499
($120 is nondeductible)
 

  • Invitations to private Laurel Circle events
  • Behind-the-scenes experiences with leadership and curators at Mount Auburn

 

ROSE

$2,500-$4,999 ($140 is nondeductible) 

  • Invitations to field trips to partner organizations with the President and Mount Auburn leadership
  • Plus, all the benefits listed above

AZALEA

Donations of $5,000-$9,999
($160 is nondeductible)
 

  • Invitations to explore a private garden in Greater Boston with the President
  • Plus, all the benefits listed above

 

DOGWOOD

Donations of $10,000-$24,999
($285 is nondeductible)
 

  • Opportunity to book a private, after-hours tour for up to six guests with Mount Auburn experts or curators
  • Plus, all the benefits listed above

CEDAR

Donations of $25,000-$49,999
($385 is nondeductible)
 

  • Private garden consultation at your home by Mount Auburn experts
  • Plus, all the benefits listed above

BIRCH

Donations of  $50,000-$99,999
($565 is nondeductible)
 

  • Private dinner with the President and a guest Plus, all the benefits listed above

MAPLE

Donations of $100,000 and above 
($845 is nondeductible)
 

  • Private dinner with the President and a guest Plus, all the benefits listed above

If you make your gift through a Donor-Advised Fund and wish to partake in the membership benefits, you are required to “pay as you go.” Donors will find an insert with payment information in each event invitation and will be asked to pay the per-person value for each event. For more information, please contact the membership office.  

Our Commitment to our Donors
We will not sell, share, or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. 

This policy applies to all information received by The Friends of Mount Auburn, both online and offline, on any Platform (“Platform” includes Mount Auburn Cemetery’s website and mobile applications), as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications. 

To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.