Preston Settles Memorial Fund

The Preston Settles Memorial Fund is established to provide and fund PReston’s Hope: Accelerating discOvery and Care for people wiTh hypErtrophic CardiomyopaThy (PROTECT), and to otherwise support charitable activities in Preston’s memory.

As of July 2023, we have received nearly $1 million in gifts and commitments! We thank you for helping to maintain this momentum and to continue to make Preston's memory a blessing. See below for information on how to donate.

Preston Settles

Our wonderful, previously healthy, handsome, and perpetually happy son Preston Blair Settles has transitioned to his next journey. During the last twenty-two days after collapsing on a basketball court in North Andover, Mass., he has been nothing less than a spartan fighter up until the very end at 8:12 pm on Sunday, February 27, 2022. We are showered with relief and peace as we shoulder an unspeakable loss.

We want to thank the medical teams at both Tufts Medical Center and most recently at Boston Children's Hospital for the exemplary care for, and attention to, our Preston. Preston's pediatrician has been our rock.

We also want to thank our relatives, friends, and colleagues for the abundance of love that has been wrapped around us since the very first day. You have all been magnificent and we TRULY appreciated all of the love, hugs, times crying together, lunches, dinners, flowers, gifts, accommodations, errands, etc.

Lastly, we want to thank our dear sweet Preston for being an amazing son and incredible human being during his short fifteen years on this earth. Hats off to you buddy for living it LARGE and maximizing your time. Those that know you well, know that you were awesome, smart, hard worker, adventurous, funny, a true friend, and a loving brother.

Gift instructions

Checks may be made payable to The Boston Foundation with “Preston Settles Memorial Fund” in the memo line, and mailed to the attention of:

The Boston Foundation
PO Box 843027
Boston, MA 02284-3027

Credit card donations may be made to the Fund through our GoFundMe fundraiser. All contributions will benefit this fund at the Boston Foundation.


The fund also accepts checks as above and other assets. Should you be interested in gifting securities or other assets in support of the fund, please review the Boston Foundation gift instructions here.

Tax Implications

The Boston Foundation is a public charity under Sections 501(c)(3) and 170(b)(1)(a) of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions made to the Boston Foundation receive the maximum charitable dedication as permitted under state and federal law. Each gift to the Boston Foundation in excess of the IRS minimum is eligible to receive a receipt confirming a description of and the date of the gift for the donor's tax records.


Click above to watch a video tribute put together by Preston's friends and classmates at the Fessenden School and Brooks School