Legacy Giving - Greenwich Hospital Office of Development

Legacy Giving

Investing In Today and Tomorrow
The Elias C. Benedict Legacy Society

When you include Greenwich Hospital in your long-term plans, you make a commitment to excellence in patient care for generations to come. Legacy gifts offer you a strategic way to support the hospital while providing you and your family with tax and other benefits.

There are many ways to plan a gift to ensure Greenwich Hospital’s future. In recognition of your philanthropy, donors who make a legacy gift are invited to join the Elias C. Benedict Legacy Society.

We look forward to helping you find the charitable gift plan that best fits your needs. For more information, please contact Noël Appel, SVP and Chief Development Officer at noel.appel@greenwichhospital.org or by phone at 203-863-3861. We invite you to complete the Elias C. Benedict Legacy Society Notification Form and mail to Noël Appel, SVP and Chief Development Officer, 35 River Road, Cos Cob, CT 06807. Your information is confidential and will ensure we use your gift according to your wishes.

A Reflection by Isabel and Peter Malkin

Isabel and Peter Malkin
Isabel and Peter Malkin

In the over 50 years that we have lived in Greenwich, and before that when Isabel attended Rosemary Hall on Lake Avenue, it has been a comfort to know that Greenwich Hospital has been here to provide emergency services to the residents and guests of our wonderful town, and a privilege to contribute to its annual fund.

Although we, happily, have not experienced major illness, we have had rare visits to the hospital’s emergency facilities for ourselves and our children and grandchildren; and occasional, rare “overnights” when we have received excellent attention.

Because we want to do our part to assure that Greenwich Hospital will continue to serve our wonderful town after we have “gone,” we are grateful that we are able to be members of the Elias C. Benedict Legacy Society and we have also provided, in addition, for continued annual support to Greenwich Hospital.

Should you wish to consider creating a will and designating Greenwich Hospital, please visit this online resource provided by FreeWill.com, a for-profit organization that is not affiliated with YNHHS or its affiliates. YNHHS makes no endorsement of its services.

Benedict Doors

Benedict Portal, Greenwich Hospital 1917

Elias C. Benedict, a Wall Street investor and yachtsman, often called “The Commodore,” provided the land and donated $250,000 for a new Greenwich Hospital that opened in 1917. The Benedict Portal, the hospital’s main entrance for more than three decades, is an architectural masterpiece by Thomas Hastings. Although the building was razed in 1996 to make way for the Helmsley Medical Building, the Italian Renaissance doors were preserved and restored. In 2012, the doors returned to Greenwich Hospital and are located off William Street, behind the Cohen Pavilion.