Upstate Gala

Friday, November 22, 2024
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2023 Recap

Each fall, the Upstate Foundation hosts its premiere signature event, Upstate Gala. During its 44-year history, this black-tie gala has raised nearly $10 million to impact patient care, education, research, and community health and well-being. The 2023 Gala reached nearly $320,000 in support of this year's beneficiary, the Upstate Foundation's Campaign for Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Thank you to all of the sponsors and guests including: Upstate Medical University Department of Radiology and all of the clinical departments; and our corporate partners Nascentia Health, Sutton Real Esstate Company, CNY Ferfility, and KeyBank. See full list of sponsors below.


Theme: Diamonds & Denim

This theme enables guests to transition from benefit concert to gala, balancing formal attire with comfort. For instance, men could wear a jacket with their denim, and women could wear bedazzling jewels and some form of denim. You’re encouraged to be creative! (Yes, jeans are welcomed.)

Nonetheless, we are keeping your favorite aspects of our Gala: small plate dining stations, live band, short presentation, and lots of time for mingling, socializing and dancing.

As a multiple award winner, Prime Time Horns will bring close to three decades of experience to the evening, with a song list that spans many different years as well as styles of music.


Proceeds of this year’s Gala will support our Campaign for Child & Adolescent Mental Health. The mental health of our children and adolescents has become so concerning that the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the Children’s Hospital Association recently declared a national emergency.




2023 Sponsors

Nascentia Health
Sutton Real Estate Company

CNY Fertility Center
KeyBank NA

Auburn Community Hospital
Bousquet Holstein PLLC
Cazenovia Jewelry
Cedar Park Group
Colella Gallery
Convergint Technologies
Crouse Hospital
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
FamilyCare Medical Group/Practice Resources
FustCharles, LLP
Granite Real Estate Group, LLC
Hallmark Realty Management, LLC
Hancock Estabrook, LLP
JF Real Estate / Upstate Portfolio, LLC
Kinney Drugs Foundation
Lotte Biologics USA
Maguire Automotive, LLC
MedBest Medical Management, Inc.
Molina Healthcare
Morrison Healthcare
Morse Manufacturing Co., Inc.
National Grid
Quadrant Biosciences, Inc.
Ripley, Garlock & Associates Financial Planning Group
Siemens Industry, Inc.
Sitka Insurance
Stantec Architecture
Stickley Furniture/Mattress
Syracuse University
Turning Stone Resort Casino
United Healthcare Services, Inc.
Van Cott Jewelers
Wagner Vineyards


Upstate Medical University

Office of the President

Hospital Administration


Upstate Department Sponsors

Radiation Oncology - Esteemed Benefactor

Emergency Medicine
Family Medicine
Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Orthopedic Surgery
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation