Giving

Help Lathrop Thrive!


Generosity pervades Lathrop. Those who gave freely of their time, talent, and treasures to help launch Lathrop in Northampton in 1988 initiated the tradition. Extending the spirit of generosity, Northampton resident Jean Sheehan’s gift of 48 acres created the foundation of the Easthampton campus in 1996.

Lathrop’s 501(c)(3) status ensures that all gifts are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. We invite you to support Lathrop!

Ways to Donate to the Lathrop Community


The Lathrop Community Fund is a way for residents to donate and support the community. Donors have chosen to support such initiatives as Lathrop land conservation, music programming, staff development, and the Northampton and Easthampton Resident Associations.

Giving Options


Outright Gifts of Cash or Securities

An outright gift in the form of cash or securities permits an immediate federal income tax deduction. Gifts of long-term appreciated securities may offer additional benefits. For more information regarding a gift of securities, please contact Lathrop’s Director of Finance at 413-586-0006 or Beverly Grove, Director for Philanthropy– The Kendal Corporation by clicking here.


Corporate Matching Gifts

Many companies offer corporate matching gifts for charitable donations by employees and, sometimes, retired employees and spouses. Contact the personnel office of the company with which you are/were associated for information about this easy way to stretch your dollars.

Planned Gifts

Planned gifts can be bequests or gifts made over a period of time. They are structured to meet your specific financial objectives while also benefiting Lathrop. Planned gifts can offer significant advantages of favorable income, as well as savings on capital gains and taxes. These options allow donors to transfer cash, real estate, or other assets – while in some cases retain an income from the assets for life. Please visit our Guide to Planned Giving here.

Memorial Gifts

Gifts in honor or in memory of someone are a meaningful way to recognize people of significance to you and/or the community: a family member, friend, neighbor, or staff member. You receive acknowledgment of your donation; the honoree or his/her family will be informed of the gift without mention of the amount. Donate here or download a printable donation form in PDF format.


Other Ways to Give


A unique opportunity for Lathrop residents to make a lasting expression of appreciation is to donate their entrance fee to Lathrop when they leave the community.