Giving Societies

CHF operates giving societies for annual, lifetime, and planned giving. Members of these groups enjoy exclusive benefits, including

Members also receive Distillations, published four times per year.

The Robert Boyle Society

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The Robert Boyle Society honors the 17th-century British scientist known as the founder of modern chemistry. Through annual tax-deductible gifts, members provide unrestricted funds to support CHF’s educational programming, publications, research, collections, and exhibits.



The Irving Langmuir Society

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The Irving Langmuir Society honors one of America’s most celebrated scientists and the first industrial chemist awarded a Nobel Prize. The society recognizes those who have made cumulative lifetime contributions of $50,000 or more and represent CHF’s philanthropic leaders.



The Othmer Legacy Society

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The Othmer Legacy Society honors Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer, two of CHF’s foremost philanthropists. Through generous arrangements that name CHF a beneficiary of an estate plan, members achieve their own financial goals while providing CHF with much-needed support for new and continuing projects.


For more information about CHF’s giving societies, please contact Kathryn Humphreys at 215.873.8266 or


The Chemical Heritage Foundation is an independent nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible. The official registration and financial information of CHF may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 800.732.0999. Outside Pennsylvania, please call 717.783.1720. Registration does not imply endorsement.

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