Planned Giving | Greenwich Hospital Foundation

Planned Giving


Elias C. Benedict Society

Benedict Doors
1917 Benedict Portal, the door to the new Greenwich Hospital, a gift from philanthropist “Commodore” Elias C. Benedict

Since 1906, thousands of patients have been cared for at Greenwich Hospital. Our physicians, nurses and other medical staff are devoted and talented professionals who provide the most compassionate quality care to the community.

With a planned gift, you can create a lasting legacy and help to ensure that we are able to continue to provide excellent medical care for generations to come. Planned gifts offer you a strategic way to support the hospital while providing you and your family with tax and other benefits. We look forward to helping you find the charitable gift plan that best fits your needs.

Donors who make a planned gift are invited to join the Elias C. Benedict Society. For more information, please contact Noël Appel, Vice President and Chief Development Officer at or by phone at 203-863-3861.

Elias C. Benedict

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.