Legacy Giving Program

When estate planning leads to a gift

By creating a lifesaving or life-changing legacy at the Upstate Foundation, you will have a meaningful impact on the health and well-being of our community for decades to come, continuing well beyond your lifetime. The important work carried out at Upstate Medical University – we care for patients in our hospitals and outpatient clinics, we educate future health care professionals at our four colleges, and conduct groundbreaking biomedical research – should give you the satisfaction of knowing that your legacy gift will truly save lives or significantly impact the lives of others.

If you are naming the Upstate Foundation as a recipient of a legacy gift, here is useful information:

Legal name: The Upstate Foundation, Inc.
Address: Upstate Foundation, 750 East Adams Street, Syracuse, New York 13210
Phone:  315-464-4416
Email: FDN@upstate.edu
Tax ID: 16-1068101

Thank you to our legacy society members for sharing your stories. 

“I want to feel that I’ve made a difference and having played an important role in the Rural Medical Scholars Program, it truly is the legacy of my career.” Read more…

“Leaving a legacy is something I always wanted to do, to be able to give back to special needs youth in our community. I’m inspired by my grandchildren.” Read more…

Upstate Medical University

You may be familiar with some of the patient care entities that comprise Upstate Medical University, the largest employer in Central New York: Upstate University Hospital and Upstate Community Hospital  campuses, Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, Upstate Cancer Center in Syracuse and Verona, and the Nappi Wellness Institute which includes the Joslin Diabetes Center. You may not be aware that we also have four colleges that confer advanced degrees in Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Graduate Studies. Our vibrant research initiatives focus on diseases that affect our local community, such as diabetes and cancer, as well as global health challenges.

Unlike some other organizations, you can be assured that 100 percent of your legacy gift will be used locally to support patient care, education, research, and community health and well-being.

Options to leave an estate gift to the Upstate Foundation 

  • Gift in your will
  • Retirement plans
  • Gifts of stock
  • Gift through your IRA
  • Real estate
  • Life income plans

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