Portrait of Christopher Alan Carson

Legacy donor:
Alan Carson

When the late Christopher Alan Carson began working in Mount Sinai Hospital’s Maintenance Department as a plumber in the early 1960s, he couldn’t have known his relationship with the hospital would last a lifetime.

Mr. Carson went on to lead the department during his 28-year tenure at the hospital. When he passed away in February 2021 at the age of 87, his family was surprised and heartened to learn he was an exceptionally generous and long-time donor to Sinai Health.

Mr. Carson had been a patient at Mount Sinai Hospital when he had his thyroid removed in the early 1980s, which may have inspired his long-running support of care and research into head and neck diseases at Mount Sinai.

Through his decades of donating, including his recent gift of a life insurance policy, Mr. Carson supported Sinai Health’s most critical needs. His legacy puts him among our visionary donors who left a future gift, ensuring that generations to come receive the world-class health care they deserve.


Portrait of Marvelle Koffler

Photograph by Al Gilbert CM.

Marvelle Koffler’s ongoing legacy

Marvelle Koffler (z"l) was a true visionary whose work in founding the Marvelle Koffler Breast Centre (MKBC) at Mount Sinai Hospital set a new standard for patient-centred breast cancer care.

Her vision continues today with a new $1 million estate gift that ensures MKBC continues providing state-of-the-art care for breast cancer patients and their families. In addition to supporting MKBC director Dr. Christine Brezden-Masley’s genomic research into cancer biology, this estate gift will benefit the SHE-CAN Program — a nurse-led program for supporting women through breast cancer anti-estrogen treatment — and the Mount Sinai 100 Dr. Pamela Goodwin Chair in Women’s Cancer, in recognition of Dr. Goodwin’s pioneering work and contributions.