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 1,100+ 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

The Upstate Medical University workforce is the vital and powerful source of support for the Foundation’s annual Power of Us employee giving program. The 2021 program marked several notable statistics: a 54 percent increase in the number of gifts and pledges; a 57 percent increase in new donors; and a 40 percent increase in returning donors.

The Upstate Foundation expresses its heartfelt thanks to all employees who participated in the Power of Us.

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 Each pay period, the designated amount is automatically withdrawn from your paycheck. 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 17, 2022.

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.

Highlighted funds

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Fund #01351 – To heighten awareness, increase clinical capacity and programmatic initiatives, improve access to services, and support research in the area of pediatric mental health.

Health Care Heroes Fund #19992 – The specific purpose of this fund is to provide support and recognition for Upstate nursing staff and health care professionals to include, but not limited to, things such as: gift cards, morale boosting activities, wellness activities and more.

HouseCalls for the Homeless Fund #19960 – To provide medical and mental health services to the homeless population living on the streets and in shelters in Central New York.

Paley’s Pantry – Upstate Fights Student Hunger #47679 – To help alleviate food insecurity for students on the Upstate Medical University Campus.

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.

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
  • Campaign for Silverman Hall #06300
  • Clark Burn Center Fund #11005
  • Cool Head Project Fund #11575
  • Cystic Fibrosis Sunshine Endowment #616
  • 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
  • Health Justice at Upstate Fund #19993
  • Health Professions Alumni Annual Fund #09422
  • 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 #28722

  • 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
  • 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

 * 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  
FDN_NGO-brochure   Nancy Boyce 2/23/2023 11:57:37 AM    
Named Giving brochure

2022 Pledge Form   Nancy Boyce 4/28/2022 10:41:11 AM    
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