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The Legacy Society

Securing a better future with a commitment to better health for all
Rosemary Hudson
Legacy Society Founder

Women’s Health Research at Yale’s Legacy Society began with a generous testamentary trust established in 1999 by Rosemary Hudson, one of the center’s original benefactors.

“There is no better way to honor a lifelong commitment to women’s health than with such a gift,” said WHRY Director Carolyn M. Mazure, Ph.D. “We are tremendously grateful for Rosemary’s thoughtful gift and honored to forever associate her name and legacy with our center.”

A former public school nurse, Rosemary established a health office at what is now Gateway Community College. She is a strong advocate for studies in women’s health, with a particular interest in studies of addictive behavior.

Through the Legacy Society, we hope to encourage bequests and other planned gifts that will provide lasting support for WHRY’s mission to improve the health of women through scientific investigation. Such commitments are needed to ensure that we continue to generate new research findings on women’s health and gender differences that can be translated into practical improvements for the benefit of everyone.


Women’s Health Research at Yale is tremendously grateful to the members of our Legacy Society, who have included WHRY in their estate plans or have made planned gifts through a will or trust.

Sally Brotton and Mark L. Barra

Daphne Foreman

Rosemary Hudson

Gretchen Kingsley

Phyllis Z. Seton†

For information on how to join the Legacy Society, please contact us:

Women's Health Research at Yale
135 College Street, Suite 220
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 764-6600

To be remembered as The Legacy Society founding member is a huge honor.

Rosemary Hudson