Calvary Hospital was founded in 1899 by dedicated volunteers with the supporting gifts and bequests dating back to the turn of the century.

The Society of 1899 recognizes individuals who have arranged for gifts to arrive after their deaths. If Calvary Hospital is named in your will, trust, insurance policy, or as a beneficiary of an IRA, we hope you will let us know so we can thank you and welcome you as a new Society of 1899 member.  Membership is purely honorary.  There is no obligation of any kind, and members are not required to disclose the terms of their bequest plans our will, trust, or as a beneficiary of an IRA.

To find out more about Society of 1899 benefits, click here.

These generous legacy gifts ensure that Calvary’s core values—non-abandonment and death without physical pain and suffering—will extend to future generations when they need this critical care.

Legacy gifts might include a bequest and/or charitable income gifts, such as charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder unitrusts, charitable remainder annuity trusts or gifts of retained life estate. 

If you have made a bequest or planned gift to Calvary, please contact Amy Cassidy at 718-518-2000 ext. 2077 or via email at

Volunteer as an Advisor

The Professional Advisors Council (PAC)

The Professional Advisors Council (PAC) was established in 2001 to assist the Board of Directors and the staff of the Hospital to secure the financial support required to operate the nation’s only acute care hospital dedicated solely to the palliative care of adult advanced cancer patients. PAC members are volunteers from the legal, investment, accounting, insurance and banking professions.

The PAC helps to sponsor and plan our annual Calvary Hospital Attorney Conference.

For more information on the PAC or PAC sponsored events, please call Amy Cassidy at 718-518-2000 ext. 2077, or email