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.

An Enduring Gift to Honor a Lifetime of Memories

Eileen Clancy
Eileen Clancy

Eileen Clancy was the epitome of a people person. During her 71 years as a Greenwich resident, she placed her many friends and community activities at the center of a vibrant, fun-loving and full life.

Affectionately nicknamed the “Queen of Byram Shore Road” she was adored by her neighbors, fellow parishioners at Sacred Heart Church, and many friends at the Byram Garden Club, Greenwich Senior Center, and the local AARP chapter in Glenville.

If there was one place that Mrs. Clancy considered her home away from home, it was at Greenwich Hospital. As a longtime volunteer greeter at the hospital’s front Welcome Desk, it was here that the people person in Mrs. Clancy thrived. Even when she was no longer able to drive, her indomitable spirit prevailed. She remained dedicated to her Greenwich Hospital volunteer role, making it a priority to arrive at the welcome desk to greet and help visitors.

Married and widowed twice, Mrs. Clancy passed away in 2019 at age 95. She left behind beloved friends and many memories chronicled in photo albums that she cherished. She also ensured that her dedication to Greenwich Hospital would continue, even when she was no longer here to share her bright smile and warm greeting. Through a generous legacy gift, Mrs. Clancy ensured that her long-term plans included the hospital she called “home.”

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.