The Society of 1899

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Calvary Hospital was founded in 1899 by dedicated volunteers with the supporting gifts and bequests dating back to the turn of the century. In the years since that initial bequest, estate gifts have played a significant role in sustaining the hospital and maintaining its high standard of compassionate care. In recent times, estate gifts have also made it possible for Calvary to extend its unique care beyond its location in the Bronx, to serve patients who require the Calvary’s expertise and assistance through a Brooklyn satellite and even in the home setting. These generous legacy gifts insure that Calvary’s core values—non-abandonment and death with without physical pain and suffering-- will extend to future generations when they need this critical care.

Calvary established The Society of 1899 to honor the visionary men and women who have made a planned gift or bequest to the hospital.

To notify us that you have made a bequest or planned gift to Calvary, click here to print out form.

Please return completed form to:

Elizabeth Edds Kougasian, Esq.
Director of Major and Planned Gifts
Calvary Fund, Inc.
1740 Eastchester Road
Bronx, NY 10461

To read a Society of 1899 Testimonial click here.

To read Foresight, Calvary’s Planned Giving Newsletter, click here.

To review the Society of 1899 package

1. Click here to read the invitation letter;
2. Click here to read the brochure;
3. Click here to read a Society of 1899 member profile; and
4. Click here to read the response form.


Membership Benefits

  • Invitation to annual Society recognition reception
  • Invitations to special presentations on estate and tax issues
  • Receipt of Society recognition pin
  • Invitations to Hospital lectures and special events
  • Recognition in the Calvary Hospital Annual Report, newsletter and other publications
  • Invitations to meet with the President, Executive Medical Director and other Hospital officers
  • The knowledge your gift will directly benefit the patients at Calvary Hospital

For more information about the Society of 1899, please call Elizabeth Edds Kougasian, Esq., Director of Major and Planned Gifts at 718-518-2080, or email Calvary Hospital recommends that you also consult with your legal and financial advisors before finalizing any estate gift.


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