Lenox Hill Neighborhood House was founded in 1894 by visionary social reformers and philanthropists who wanted to help poor immigrants living in their own community. Over 125 years this legacy of community service has grown and evolved to meet the changing needs of low-income individuals on the East Side of Manhattan, but the mission remains the same – to help those in need and to strengthen our community. Lenox Hill Neighborhood House now assists 15,000 individuals each year through a holistic, integrated spectrum of services to strengthen our community and enrich people’s lives. 

The 1894 Society acknowledges the select group of donors who have made a commitment to the future of Lenox Hill Neighborhood House by making us part of their legacy.

Please let us know when you have included Lenox Hill Neighborhood House in your plans so that we can welcome you as a member of the 1894 Society. Members of the 1894 Society receive special recognition as well as invitations to special donor events and programs.  The legacy you create by joining the 1894 Society will also inspire others to support Lenox Hill Neighborhood House’s future.

Remembering Albert Hadley

Albert Hadley (1920 - 2012), a long-time member of Lenox Hill Neighborhood House’s Board of Directors, was a renowned and influential interior designer whose list of clients was a Who’s Who of American power, glamor and taste. Albert loved Lenox Hill Neighborhood House and named the organization as the primary beneficiary of his estate, leaving $2.6 million – an incredible legacy that will strengthen our community and enrich the lives of low-income New Yorkers for generations.  To celebrate Albert’s life and commitment to Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, we have named the lobby of our 1928 historic headquarters in his honor, which now features Albert’s portrait.   

For more information, please contact Derek Samuelson, Director of Individual and Corporate Giving, at 212-218-0544 or dsamuelson@lenoxhill.org.  You may choose to send a copy of the section of your will or other documents that detail your charitable plans so that we can include you in the 1894 Society.  

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House is a qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.


Derek Samuelson
Director of Individual and Corporate Giving