He spent time during his retirement volunteering with AIDS patients at Northwell’s Lenox Hill Hospital and invested in the hospital’s continued success. He led the hospital’s board of trustees from 1993 until 2003 and served as an honorary trustee for Northwell Health. And as his legacy, Jim chose to include Lenox Hill Hospital in his will.
When Jim passed away in 2015, Ellen, his wife of more than 40 years, continued their tradition of volunteerism and giving. She actively serves with the Lenox Hill Hospital Auxiliary and as a hospital volunteer. She has worked on countless fundraising events, including chairing the annual Autumn Ball. Ellen decided Jim’s $1,000,000 bequest would be split between critical care and nursing to honor the caregivers who served Jim in his final days.