Dr Claude Organ was endowed with extraordinary gifts. Among them were those of intellect, friendship, leadership, integrity, faith, and the capacity to give of himself. The Gospel of Luke (12:48) states: “For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, they will ask the more.” Claude Organ never faltered in the fulfillment of the covenant represented in this citation. His peers asked him to assume responsibilities for leadership in diffuse roles—surgical educator, chairman of the American Board of Surgery, Philadelphia, Pa, president of the American College of Surgeons, Chicago, Ill, editor of Archives of Surgery, and international “ambassador,” to mention some positions that he filled with distinction. Particularly noteworthy was his role as a mentor to young surgeons from all backgrounds, to whom he gave unstintingly of his time with sage advice and counsel. This resulted in a legacy that will long endure.