Friend in Deed

2021 marked 25 years of giving to the Friend in Deed campaign and over $2.2 million has been raised supporting 368 initiatives. Thank you!

Friend in Deed is the annual fund for Upstate University Hospital, and is an important source of funding for many programs and services in the hospital for which there is no other means of support. Co-chaired in 2021 by Upstate Foundation board member David Schneckenburger and Dr. Stephen Thomas, interim chair of microbiology and immunology at Upstate, Friend in Deed raised over $70,000 to fund the following initiatives:

  • End-of-life memory boxes for families
  • Nutritional support for cardiac patients
  • Home monitoring and telemedicine resources for diabetes and hypertension patients
  • Assistance with medication compliance at discharge
  • Spiritual care support for patients
  • Behavioral health education library and recreation therapy
  • Outpatient pharmacy resources and supplies for un- and under-insured patients
  • Resources to overcome barriers to discharge, such as clothing
  • Support of Upstate’s heart failure programs

For more information about the campaign, visit Friend in Deed.