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The American Friends of The Boston Stump fosters public awareness in the United States of America of the historic role of the medieval church of St. Botolph’s in Boston, Lincolnshire, England in the Puritan founding of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and about its more contemporary relationships with the United States. 

 

We raise funds for the maintenance and repair of the fabric of the church -- known locally and internationally as The Stump -- through fund-raising activities, educational programs, and publications.

 

The American Friends of The Boston Stump (AFBS) was incorporated in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in April, 2007, adopted its bylaws in June, 2007, and began operating as an American charitable organization late in 2007/early 2008.  We received our IRS "determination letter" determining that we are exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  We are registered as a charity with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

 

Our Board of Directors consists of four founding members, including an administrator from St. Botolph's, which according to AFBS by-laws will always be represented.

 

We thank Professor Kendra Chencus and her law students, Linnea Michel and Amy Shibles, at the Southern New England School of Law for providing us with excellent legal services through SNESL's Community Development Clinic.