The Golden Legacy Society

Use your passion for humanism in healthcare to create a legacy that lives on for generations. Our Golden Legacy Society offers several ways to support the Gold Foundation, clinicians and patients to ensure compassionate, collaborative, scientifically excellent care. We would love to talk with you about this opportunity to leave a lasting legacy and make a difference. Fill out the form below or reach out to Chief Development Officer Stuart Chizzik at schizzik@gold-foundation.org or 201-308-6919.

The Ongoing Legacy of The Arnold P. Gold Foundation

Dr. Arnold P. Gold was a world-renowned pediatric neurologist, a professor at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and a master diagnostician who became an international leader and advocate for humanism in healthcare.

Dr. Gold and his wife, Sandra, co-founded The Arnold P. Gold Foundation in 1988 with an aim toward sustaining the human connection in medicine and ensuring all patients received compassionate care. The foundation’s programs, such as the White Coat Ceremony and the Gold Humanism Honor Society, are now found in nearly every medical school in the country.

Dr. Gold, who passed away January 23, 2018, at the age of 92, made a great impact on our world. His legacy lives on through the work of The Arnold P. Gold Foundation. “We can all carry his legacy forward in love,” said Dr. Richard I. Levin, President and CEO of The Arnold P. Gold Foundation.

Carrying the Legacy Forward

With the personalized gift planning techniques described here, you can link your financial and estate plans to the critical work of The Arnold P. Gold Foundation for generations to come and ensure that future patients will receive collaborative, compassionate and scientifically excellent care. Not only can you receive significant recognition and tax and other benefits TODAY, but you can also make a larger gift than you might have imagined and demonstrate that the Gold Foundation is a meaningful part of your legacy.

There are many ways to join the Golden Legacy Society. Joining is as simple as:

Naming The Arnold P. Gold Foundation as a beneficiary of your last will and testament or revocable trust.

Designating The Arnold P. Gold Foundation as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, life insurance, or bank/brokerage account.

Using your IRA to make a gift to The Arnold P. Gold Foundation. If you are over 70 1/2, you can make a qualified charitable contribution of up to $100,000 from your IRA, which may count toward your Required Minimum Distribution.

Suggested language for remembering The Arnold P. Gold Foundation in your estate plan: 
The Arnold P. Gold Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation organized under the laws of the State of New Jersey, with offices presently at 619 E. Palisade Avenue, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632. Tax ID: 22-3052098

Unrestricted Bequest: I give, devise, and bequeath [property, percentage, dollar amount] to The Arnold P. Gold Foundation a nonprofit corporation (tax id number 22-3052098) organized under the laws of the State of New Jersey, with offices presently at 619 E. Palisade Avenue, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632.

Bequest for a Specific Purpose or Project: I give, devise, and bequeath [property, percentage, dollar amount] to The Arnold P. Gold Foundation a nonprofit corporation (tax id number 22-3052098) organized under the laws of the State of New Jersey, with offices presently at 619 E. Palisade Avenue, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632, to be used with a preference for______ (e.g. White Coat Ceremonies, Gold Humanism Honor Society, Nursing Initiatives, etc.)

Please seek your own legal and tax advice on matters related to gift planning. 

Benefits of Joining the Golden Legacy Society

  • A Golden Legacy Society lapel pin and certificate of membership
  • An annual Golden Legacy Society newsletter and other communications
  • Recognition on our website and publications
  • The opportunity to direct your gift to a specific program or for the benefit of all Gold programs
  • Designating your planned gift in honor or memory of a loved one
  • Significant, potential tax benefits for you and/or your estate
  • Making a lasting impact by keeping human interests, values and dignity at the core of healthcare

Contact Us

If you have left a gift to The Arnold P. Gold Foundation in your estate plans, or would like more information about the Golden Legacy Society, please contact Stuart Chizzik, Vice President & Chief Development Officer, at 201-308-6919 or schizzik@gold-foundation.org.

You can also fill out this form for more information, and a Gold Foundation staff member will be in touch with you soon.


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