The Whitney~Harkness Society

Elderly caucasian couple jogging in a wooded trail
Elderly caucasian couple jogging in a wooded trail

The Whitney-Harkness Society brings together people who have created charitable gift plans to ensure the Hospital's future as a world-class medical center. There is no minimum donation required for membership, and you may choose to have your membership remain anonymous. In gratitude for your support and as a valued member of the Whitney-Harkness Society, you will receive:

Whitney~Harkness Society members enjoy our annual luncheon

Whitney-Harkness Society members enjoy our annual luncheon

  • Invitations to the Society's annual recognition event;

  • Subscription to the Hospital's Legacy Partners newsletter;

  • Hospital updates and invitations to health education seminars.


Edward Harkness and Payne Whitney

Payne Whitney was a noted financier and philanthropist of the early 20th century. Edward Harkness was the benefactor of social welfare, cultural and educational institutions.

In 1924, Payne Whitney provided New York Hospital with the land upon which NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center is located today. In 1922, Edward Harkness and his family donated the land for NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. The values and goals of these two individuals live on today within the Whitney-Harkness Society.

Note: As you consider any charitable gift plan, please consult with your tax or financial advisor to determine the tax/financial implications for you and your family.

NewYork-Presbyterian does not provide legal or tax advice. This communication (including any attachments) is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of avoiding tax-related penalties.

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