Upstate Legacy Society

The Upstate Legacy Society honors donors who have chosen to include Upstate in their estate plans. Members of the Society come from all walks of life. They are school bus drivers, engineers, teachers, business executives, nurses, doctors and retired faculty. These generous and forward thinking donors share the common goal of ensuring Upstate’s ability to provide exemplary patient care, conduct world-class research and attract and retain the very best students, faculty and staff. 

11th annual Upstate Legacy Society “luncheon” goes virtual!

The Upstate Foundation recently hosted its annual meeting for members of the Upstate Legacy Society. Historically a luncheon, donors this year were treated to a Zoom meeting featuring an informative COVID update by Dr. Mantosh Dewan, interim president of Upstate Medical University; an introduction to the new Golisano Center for Special Needs by Dr. Henry Roane, chief of the Center of Development, Behavior and Genetics, and director of the Family Behavior Analysis Program at Upstate; and a heartfelt story of gratitude from Iris Buczkowski, the mother of a daughter with autism who is treated by Dr. Roane and his team. Click to listen!

Life and Legacy

Donors used a variety of planned giving options to create their personal legacy gift with the Upstate Foundation. Legacy gifts are coming from bequests, IRAs, life insurance and charitable trusts, helping to grow funds and endowments to create a perpetual stream of support. Each legacy gift provides a meaningful and lasting impact on the people and communities served by Upstate. 

Meet of few of our valued Upstate Legacy Society members.


Upstate Legacy Society members

Betty J. Aiello
Drs. Kumar and Sabita Ashutosh
Mrs. Jean Beers
Katherine Beissner, PhD
Mr. and Mrs. James Borthwick
Iris L. Buczkowski
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Cady III
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Cady
Phillip Capozzi, Jr., MD
Sue and Ron Clark
Dr. and Mrs. Gregory Conners
Mrs. Muriel Connerton
Mr. and Mrs. David Craig
Mrs. Jennifer Cronk
Mr. Robert Cronk+
Mr. and Mrs. James Curley
Mr. Gregory M. Davis
Dr. and Mrs. Mantosh Dewan
Mary Jo Dinuzzo
Mrs. Charlotte Dlugolenski
Ms. Shirley Florczyk
Mr. Richard Freeman
Toni and Rick Gary
Mary Ellen and John Gleason
Mr. Jack Gorham
Mr. Daniel Grannis
Ms. Jane Haley
Mr. Dennis Hayes
Laura Hamilton
Dave and Carolyn Hendrickson
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Katsolis
Mrs. Molly King
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Klotz
Mrs. Patricia Knope
Mrs. Claire Kotula
Dr. Leslie J. Kohman and
Mr. Jeffrey Smith
Mrs. Harriet Maddy
Dr. and Mrs. John McCabe
Ms. Marilyn Miller+
Mr. John L. Murad and
Mrs. Renee James
Mr. and Mrs. Earl McArdell
Dr. Victoria Meguid
Mrs. Allen Miskell
Mr. Allen Miskell+
M. Janice Nelson, Ed.D.
Mrs. Ellen M. Nesbitt
Mr. and Mrs. Rick Ogata
Mrs. Mary Pat Oliker
Mrs. Frederick Parker, Jr.
Dr. Frederick Parker, Jr.+
Eileen and John Pezzi
Mr. Robert Pietrafesa
Ms. Sharon Putney
Dr. and Mrs. Michael Ratner
Dr. Henry S. Roane
Ms. Mary Rochette
Douglas H. Rosekrans, DC
Mr. and Mrs. David Schneckenburger
Mrs. and Mrs. Stuart Schwartz
Bonnie and Kurt Seitz
Drs. Richard and Irene Sills
Mr. and Mrs. Dean Vlassis
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Walus
Drs. Zellman and Gail Warhaft
Mr. James Weinstein
Ms. Linda Wilcox
Mrs. Cynthia Cary Wood
Anonymous (8)
+ deceased
(listing as of 9/10/2021)