The Power of Us! Annual Employee Giving Program

Through the Upstate Foundation, your gift supports Upstate Medical University’s mission… patient care, education and research, which positively impacts community health and well-being. 

Each spring, you can support Upstate Medical University in a way that is meaningful to you by donating through the Upstate Foundation’s The Power of Us program. The program allows you to donate directly to any Foundation fund – there are over 1,000+ funds representing all areas of Upstate’s mission of patient care, education and research. 100 percent of your donation goes to the fund(s) that you choose. 

Together, we are making a difference!

2021 Recap

08/2021  The Upstate Foundation’s annual Power of Us employee giving program recently concluded with some notable statistics: a 54 percent increase in the number of donations received; a 57 percent increase in new donors; and a 40 percent increase in repeat donors. The top fund to which employees contributed – both in terms of money raised and number of donors – was the Golisano Center for Special Needs campaign. The Upstate Foundation would like to thank all who participated in Power of Us this year, especially given the ongoing challenges of the pandemic.

Pictured: 8-month-old Mila is being treated at the Golisano Center for Special Needs for a severe feeding disorder.

Giving is easier than you think!

1. CHOOSE A FUND  that is meaningful to you. Let giving be gratifying! Search online on the fund search page, or see the partial listing below.

2. SELECT THE PAYMENT method that is most convenient for you: cash, check, credit card or payroll deduction where your payments are divided over 26 weeks starting July 1. Each pay period, the designated amount is automatically withdrawn from your paycheck. 

3. USE THE E-PLEDGE OPTION… through your Self-Serve login and click on The Power of Us! logo.

SIGN UP for payroll deduction by June 18, 2021.

Anyone signing up after the deadline will have fewer weeks to make their donation. Payroll deduction runs from 7/1 - 6/30 annually.

If you need a form, download from the bottom of this page.

Current Campaign Fund

Golisano Center for Special Needs # 07850 – To support the creation of the Upstate Golisano Center for Special Needs. To help meet the challenges that children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their family are facing. Donor recognition $300 for Upstate Staff and $1,500 for Upstate Faculty

Funds with annual donor recognition

Friend In Deed Annual Fund #16324 – for unmet patient needs. Donor recognition at Upstate University Hospital lobby and Upstate Community Hospital corridor to east lobby – for donor gifts $100 and up.

Upstate Cancer Center Annual Fund #47620. Donor recognition at Upstate Cancer Center, 1st floor walkway – for donor gifts $100 and up.

Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital Annual Fund #10020. Donor recognition at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, 11th floor East Tower – for donor gifts $250 and up.

Funds related to the COVID-19 outbreak

Upstate Foundation Support of Upstate Employees Fund #47681 – To provide support for Upstate employees with unmet needs such as child or elder care expenses, and food during this health care crisis. 

Virtual Visitation Fund for Upstate Patients #47985 – Established by the Office of Patient Experience, to provide electronic devices for patients to keep in contact with loved ones given current hospital visitor restrictions; the devices also provide much-needed distractions for patients, such as reading, web browsing, watching videos and listening to music. 

Student Retention Emergency Fund #44555 – To provide financial aid to Upstate students experiencing sudden or significant financial hardship that may impact their ability to remain in school.

Highlighted Funds

For full searchable list of 1,000+ funds click here. Type in fund name or keyword.

  • 1 in 15,000 Mission to Support Unmet Pediatric Needs Fund # 09040
  • Alexa’s Friends Fund #01555 
  • ALS Clinical Research Fund #26850 
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Research Fund #027
  • Elizabeth Blackwell, MD, Legacy Fund  #04950*
  • Bone Marrow Transplant Unit (10H) Fund #05150
  • Clark Burn Center Fund #11005
  • College of Health Professions Diversity Fund #11510  
  • Cool Head Project Fund #11575
  • Cystic Fibrosis Sunshine Endowment #616
  • Fattal Community Free Clinic in Binghamton #389
  • Jessica Flegal Memorial Endowment #63550
  • Geriatric Emergency Room Fund #18000
  • Geriatric Resource Nurses Support Fund #18050
  • Griffin’s Fun Fund #18100
  • Health Justice at Upstate Fund #19993
  • Health Professions Alumni Annual Fund #09419
  • Housecalls for the Homeless Fund #19960
  • IMT Diversity Scholarship Fund #47684
  • Joanne’s Forget Me Not Fund #03075
  • Joslin Diabetes Center Fund #138
  • Dilip S. Kittur, MD, Endowed Lectureship in Oncologic and Hepatobiliary Surgery #66505
  • Daryl M. Lohm Cancer Patient Assistance Fund #23708
  • Lukie Frechette SOUL Endowment #638
  • Marcoccia Perinatal Bereavement Endowment #67975*
  • John B. McCabe, MD, Endowed Scholarship Fund # 24125
  • My Special Angel Jasmine Fund #26730
  • Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Fund #23709
  • Nappi Wellness Institute Fund #47686
  • Neurology, Friends of #15644
  • Dr. Joseph Nimeh Fund for Pediatric Cancer Patients/Families #28200
  • Nursing Alumni Annual Fund #28719
  • Nursing Alumni Association Founders Endowment #69301 
  • Nursing Membership Association Fund #28900*
  • Nursing Professional Developmental Fund #28950
  • Nursing Recognition Fund #290
  • Opioid Crisis Fund #30850
  • Nancy Page Nursing Achievement Award Fund #33945*
  • Paley’s Pantry – Upstate Fights Student Hunger Fund #47679
  • Palliative Care Services Fund #33925
  • Dr. Fritz Parker Lecture Fund #33975
  • Patient & Family Healing Garden & Campus Beautification Fund (Community) #33980
  • Cathy Patrick Breastfeeding Endowment # 70353 *
  • Pediatric Nephrology Support Fund #37555
  • Physician Assistant Educational Enrichment Endowment #69403
  • Physician Wellness Fund #38710
  • President’s Scholarships #71250
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Services Fund #07910
  • Ratner Endowed Professorship in Pediatric Surgery #70450
  • Lucy Reff Scholarship Endowment #71515
  • Respiratory Therapy Staff Education & Support Fund  #42000
  • Donald J. Roller, Jr. Cancer Patient Assistance Endowment #71675
  • She Matters Breast Cancer Outreach & Education Fund #42999
  • Social Work Fund #43725
  • Stroke Program Fund #44450
  • Transitional Care Services Fund #45900
  • Transplant Patient Assistance Fund # 45920
  • Underrepresented Student Recruitment Fund #46300
  • Unrestricted Fund #001
  • Upstate Cord Blood Bank Fund #47610
  • Upstate Employee and Student Emergency Fund #47677
  • Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital Southern Tier Region Fund #47683
  • Upstate IMT Diversity Scholarship Fund #47684
  • Upstate Outpatient Pharmacy Fund #47691
  • Urology Fund, Friends of #47700
  • Violence Education Prevention Outreach Program (VEPOP) Fund #47975 
  • Visions Federal Credit Union Fund for Kids # 48030
  • Vision Research #311
  • Volunteer Enrichment Fund #48060
  • Wellspring Breast Care Center Fund #48780
  • The Whitney Lectureship Endowment #74250

 * New funds

Open a new fund

Interested in opening a fund? Call us at 315-464-4416. The minimum amounts to open new funds: 

  • Restricted Fund – min. $1,000 
  • Donor-Advised Fund – min. $5,000 
  • Endowments (permanent) – min. $10,000


Employee Giving Documents
Name Owner Date  
Pledge Form 2021   Nancy Boyce 4/27/2021 11:26:39 AM    
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