The Power of Us! Annual Employee Giving Program

Through the Upstate Foundation, your gift can bring the Upstate mission to life and help fund patient care, education and research, which positively impacts community health and well-being. 

Employees at Upstate Medical University are the foundation of providing exceptional care to our neighbors and loved ones, without exception. The work you do matters each and every day to the people who come through our doors and receive the leading treatments, services and resources to be well.

Giving back is another important way employees can support Upstate patients and our community. Generosity from employees like you is crucial in fueling hospital programs and initiatives that rely solely on philanthropy because there is no other means for funding. You can support Upstate Medical University in a way that is meaningful to you by donating to The Power of Us program. The program allows you to donate directly to any Foundation fund – there are over 1,100+ funds representing all areas of Upstate’s mission of patient care, education and research and 100 percent of your donation goes to the fund(s) that you choose. 

Together, we are making a difference!

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. Please note: each pay period, the designated amount is automatically withdrawn from your paycheck ($5.00 minimum per pay period) and your payments will continue until the Upstate Foundation is notified to make changes to the designation or to cancel the deduction.

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

Or, click here for a fillable/printable form.


Feature Funds

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Fund to support an important, collaborative response to a national and local emergency. The money raised will increase clinical capacity and improve access to critical services for child and adolescent mental health needs;

Friend in Deed, Upstate University Hospital’s annual fund, to help with unmet patient needs; and

Department of Emergency Medicine Fund to support patient care, education and research

Funds with annual donor recognition

Friend In Deed Annual Fund #16328 – 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 #47623. Donor recognition at Upstate Cancer Center, 1st floor walkway – for donor gifts $100 and up.

Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital Annual Fund #10023. Donor recognition at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, 11th floor East Tower – for donor gifts $250 and up.

Other funds to consider

For full searchable list of 1,100+ 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
  • CHP Student Professional Development Fund #09700
  • Clark Burn Center Fund #11005
  • Cool Head Project Fund #11575
  • Cystic Fibrosis Sunshine Endowment #616
  • DACA Medical Student Scholarship Fund #12970
  • DPT Scholarship Fund #13610
  • 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
  • Jorge Grimes Nursing Scholarship Endowment #644
  • Health Justice at Upstate Fund #19993
  • Health Professions Alumni Annual Fund #09423
  • 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
  • Dean M. Janice Nelson Nursing Scholarship Endowment #687
  • Neurology, Friends of #15644
  • Dr. Joseph Nimeh Fund for Pediatric Cancer Patients/Families #28200
  • Nursing Alumni Annual Fund #28723
  • Nursing Alumni Association Founders Endowment #69301
  • Nursing Membership Association Fund #28900
  • Nursing Professional Developmental Fund #28950
  • Nursing Recognition Fund #290
  • Joan O′Brien Scholarship Fund #29800
  • Opioid Crisis Fund #30850
  • Nancy Page Nursing Achievement Award Fund #33945
  • 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 Wellness Fund #38710
  • President’s Scholarships #71250
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Services Fund #07910
  • Ratner Endowed Professorship in Pediatric Surgery #70450
  • Respiratory Therapy Staff Education & Support Fund  #42000
  • Donald J. Roller, Jr. Cancer Patient Assistance Endowment #71675
  • She Matters Breast Cancer Outreach & Education Fund #42999
  • Silverman Hall Revitalization Fund #43001
  • 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

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