Corporate Partner Spotlight

The Upstate Foundation’s corporate supporters play a vital role in helping Upstate fulfill its mission of positively impacting patient care, education and biomedical research. Despite the continuing pandemic in 2021, gifts, event sponsorships, pledges and naming gifts totaled over $3.1 million from nearly 400 deeply valued corporate partners of all sizes and representing all business categories.

The Upstate Foundation is grateful for the support from all of our corporate partners, and would like to highlight a few:

CNY Fertility

Each year, the Upstate Foundation acknowledges one of its more recent corporate sponsors. That honor goes to CNY Fertility in recognition of its support of the 2021 Upstate Benefit Concert. An international organization with offices in multiple states and Canada, CNY Fertility was previously sponsor of the 2020 Upstate Strong Benefit Concert, a humanitarian sponsor of the 2019 Gala, and a naming donor of the CNY Fertility Lactation Room as part of the Foundation’s Brighter Beginnings campaign for Upstate Community Hospital’s family birth center renovations.

Quadrant Biosciences

Quadrant Biosciences, a StartUp NY company based on the Upstate campus, supported the 2021 Upstate Open and Upstate Benefit Concert, building on prior support for such events as the 2020 Upstate Strong Benefit Concert. In collaboration with researchers at Upstate Medical University, the firm has introduced breakthrough diagnostic tests such as a world-renowned, FDA-approved saliva test for Covid-19 (Clarifi COVID-19 Test Kit) and the first-ever epigenetic test for autism spectrum disorder (Clarifi ASD).

McLane Northeast

Since 1987, McLane Northeast has demonstrated its steadfast commitment to pediatric care and the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. The company supported the 2021 Upstate Open and Paige’s Butterfly Run, and recently established the McLane Endowment for Pediatrics with a gift of $10,000. Cumulatively, McLane Northeast has contributed nearly $4 million for pediatric care through Miracle Balloon campaigns, annual golf tournaments, annual employee giving campaigns and in-kind gifts. The company’s generosity has been recognized with the Upstate Foundation’s President’s Award for Excellence in Philanthropic Service, as well as the National Partner Champion award on Children’s Hospital Day. A leading provider of grocery and foodservice solutions, McLane Northeast has contributed over $90 million to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals from coast to coast.