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 our founding in 1903, Greenwich Hospital has been the hallmark of distinctive healthcare and a model to our peers. Our physicians, nurses and staff are dedicated to providing the finest medical care within a compassionate, patient-centered environment.

With a planned gift, you can create a lasting legacy and help to ensure that we are able to continue to provide excellent healthcare 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. Should you wish to consider creating a will and designating Greenwich Hospital, please visit this online resource.*

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.

*Resource provided by, a for-profit organization that is not affiliated with YNHHS or its affiliates, and YNHHS makes no endorsement of its services.