In addition to their philanthropic support, the couple also dedicate their time to improving health care on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Ellen helps plan The Constellation Gala every fall, working closely with the florist and venue to assure a wonderful evening for Northwell Health’s supporters. Dan advises hospital leadership as a member of Northwell’s Western Region Executive Council and serves on the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell’s Joint Board of Overseers. Dan and Ellen have remained actively involved with Lenox Hill Hospital for more than twenty years.
Ellen and Dan Crown’s friends describe them as people with “really big hearts” who are “extremely generous,” but even those descriptions fall short of describing the difference they’ve made for Manhattan’s children.