Our Mission

The Alexander and Mabel Bell Legacy Foundation is a 501(c)(3), charitable and educational nonprofit, dedicated to preserving, protecting and advancing the Bells’ legacy and spirit of innovation. It is not a family foundation but an organization with clear mission and objectives in the public interest.

Alexander Graham Bell and Mabel Gardiner Hubbard, Alexander and Mabel Bell Legacy Foundation Photograph by Arthur W. McCurdy


  • Preserve and advance the Bells’ heritage, image, artifacts and story.
  • Educate the public about the Bells’ contributions and achievements.
  • Reclaim and protect the Bells’ historical and cultural objects.
  • Monitor and vet usage of the Bells’ name, likeness and materials and arrange licenses for usage.
  • Provide support through grants funded by licensing fees and donations for charitable and educational endeavors related to the Bells’ scientific and humanitarian interests and spirit of innovation.

Board of Directors

  • Sara Grosvenor, President
  • Julie Kearney, Treasurer
  • Pam Brown, Secretary
  • Jennifer Ogden
  • Lorin Kobashigawa
  • Sven Doersam
  • Graham Sullivan
  • Marc Muller

Officers of the Corporation

  • Lorin Kobashigawa, Chairman of the Board
  • Graham Sullivan, Vice Chairman of the Board
  • Sara Grosvenor, President
  • Pamela Brown, Secretary
  • Julie Kearney, Treasurer


The Foundation was incorporated in February of 2014 as a non-stock corporation under the general laws of the State of Maryland.

Tax-exempt Status

The Foundation has federal tax-exempt status under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code of 1986, Section 501(c)(3).