(Your Name Here)

What’s it cost to get a building—or a wing, or a brick—named after you, anyway?

$35 million

Lunder Building, Mass General Hospital
Year opened: 2011
Donors: Peter and Paula Lunder

$22 million

Stokes Hall, Boston College
Year opened: 2012
Donor: Patrick T. Stokes

$25 million (in lifetime giving)

Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts
Year opened: 2010
Donors: Ed and Joyce Linde

$15 million

Shapiro Ambulatory Care Center, Boston Medical Center
Year opened: 2011
Donors: Carl and Ruth Shapiro

Three options for the more budget-minded.


Support the USS Constitution Museum by purchasing and engraving a courtyard brick with two lines of text.


Support Boston’s Fund for Parks and Recreation by sponsoring an existing bench in a neighborhood park.


Dedicate a tree at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s Gardens at Elm Bank.

—Madison Kahn and Calin Brown

Find out more about Boston’s philanthropy scene in our 2013 Power package.