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. As well as impact the health and well-being of our community.

Upstate Legacy Society holds a virtual gathering

The Upstate Legacy Society’s annual gathering was held virtually again this year and featured special guests Mantosh Dewan, MD, president of Upstate Medical University, and Sharon Brangman, MD, chair of the Department of Geriatrics, distinguished service professor and director of the Upstate Center for Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease. Dr. Dewan noted that while it was a challenging year for Upstate due to the pandemic, there were many exciting accomplishments, and recognition at the state and national levels. Dr. Brangman gave an update on the Alzheimer’s center, noting that a satellite office opened at Upstate Community Hospital, two new doctors joined her team and “OrthoCoCares” will be coming soon. In 2023, the Center will move to the Nappi Wellness Institute, which she described as a “one-stop shop for geriatric assessment.”

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. 

To read some Legacy Society member stories, click here.

If you would like more information about leaving a life changing legacy gift to the Upstate Foundation please fill out the contact information below.


Upstate Legacy Society members

Anonymous (9)
Betty J. Aiello
Drs. Kumar and Sabita Ashutosh
Mrs. Jean Beers
Katherine Beissner, PhD
Mrs. Myrna Benedict+
Mr. and Mrs. James Borthwick
Iris L. Buczkowski
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Cady II
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Cady
Phillip P. Capozzi, Jr., MD
Sue and Ron Clark
Dr. and Mrs. Gregory Conners
Ms. Muriel Connerton
Mr. and Mrs. David Craig
Mrs. Jennifer Cronk
Mr. Robert Cronk+
Ceme and Jim Curley
Mr. Gregory M. Davis
Judy Dennis
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. Daniel Grannis
Ms. Jane Haley
Laura Hamilton
Mr. Dennis Hayes
Dave and Carolyn Hendrickson
Ms. Zanette G. Howe
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Katsolis
Mrs. Molly King
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Klotz
Mrs. Patricia Knope
Leslie Kohman, MD
Ms. Claire Kotula
Mrs. Harriet Maddy+
Mr. and Mrs. Earl McArdell
Victoria Meguid, MD
Ms. Marilyn C. Miller+
Mrs. Allan Miskell
Mr. Allan Miskell+
Maxwell Mozell, PhD+
Mr. John L. Murad, Jr. and Ms. Renee James
M. Janice Nelson, EdD+
Mrs. Ellen Nesbitt
Susan Nolte, PhD
Mr. and Mrs. Rick Ogata
Mrs. Mary Pat Oliker
Frederick B. Parker, Jr., MD+
Mrs. Virginia B. Parker
Eileen and John Pezzi
Mr. Robert Pietrafesa
Ms. Sharon Putney
Dr. and Mrs. Michael Ratner
Henry S. Roane, PhD
Ms. Mary Rochette
Douglas H. Rosekrans, DC
Mrs. Elizabeth Runkle+
Mr. and Mrs. David Schneckenburger
Mr. and Mrs. George Schunck+
Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Schwartz
Bonnie and Kurt Seitz
Drs. Richard and Irene Sills
Mr. and Mrs. Dean Vlassis
Mr. James Vossler
Drs. Zellman and Gail Warhaft
Mr. James Weinstein
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Welch
Ms. Linda Wilcox
Mrs. Cynthia Cary Woods


+ deceased
(listing as of 12/31/2021)


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