Legacy Giving - Greenwich Hospital Office of Development

Legacy Giving


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.

Anson M. Beard, Jr. Recognizes
Greenwich Hospital through a Planned Gift

Anson Beard
Anson M. Beard, Jr.
Elias C. Benedict Legacy Society member

Greenwich is a wonderful town where I lived with my family for 43 years. Without hesitation, I can say that Greenwich Hospital is one of the greatest resources we had. My children were all born at the hospital, and it was a constant reassurance for us to have a world class medical facility right in our backyard. Today, I am proud to be a member of the Elias C. Benedict Leadership Society, the hospital’s planned giving society.

I chose to make a planned gift to Greenwich Hospital not only because of its importance to the community, but also because my family always had the finest health care, and I owe my life to the four doctors who treated me there over 20 years ago: my general practitioner, gastroenterologist, surgeon and oncologist. Legacy story continued.

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 the Greenwich Hospital campus, located off William Street, behind the Cohen Pavilion.