Ways to Give

There are many ways to show your support  and appreciation.  You can offer your time, energy, mind or money – all of which help us improve the health of our regional community.

Donate Securely Online

Sustaining excellence calls for an uncompromising commitment from our employees, alumni, patients and friends to support the university with private gifts. Last year over 5,600 individuals, companies, foundations and organizations donated over $6.5 million. The impact of those donations cannot be overstated. All gifts help strengthen every aspect that makes us great: excellent students, strong academic programs, outstanding faculty, award winning health care, independent research, state-of-the-art facilities, and interdisciplinary initiatives.

Donate By Mail

Send a check or money order payable to the Upstate Foundation:

The Upstate Foundation, Inc.
750 E. Adams St.  CAB 326
Syracuse, NY 13210



Florida Residents: We are registered as CH57700 in your state. A copy of the registration and financial information can be obtained through Florida's Division of Consumer Services 1-800-435-7352 (toll-free). This does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the State.

Donate By Phone

You can donate by phone using a credit card.
8 am – 4:30 pm  Monday-Friday 

Create a Facebook fundraiser

Connect to The Upstate Foundation’s facebook page to start a fundraiser that is meaninful to you. Learn more...

Amazon Smile Program

Select The Upstate Foundation, Inc. as your AmazonSmile charitable organization on smile.amazon.com.

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way to support the Upstate Foundation, at no cost to you. The same products, prices, and shopping features are available. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. Every item available for purchase on www.amazon.com is also available on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) at the same price. Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile eligible for donations. Products are marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. 

Required Minimum Distribution (RMD)

Below are instructions to make an RMD contribution to the Upstate Foundation using cash, wire transfer or stock. Please note that a transfer from an RMD must come directly from the investment account to the Upstate Foundation.

It is helpful if the donor confirms the donation, and its purpose, so the Foundation office can document his/her intention in our records. This can be done via e-mail to the Foundation staff member you are working with or to FDN@upstate.edu.

For year-end giving in particular, it is important to note that unlike other gifts, if an IRA account check is used, the date of gift is NOT established by the postmark of when check is mailed or received by the charity, but rather when the IRA administrator transfers funds AFTER the charity deposits the check. 

Cash Gift

Your firm can simply mail a check, payable to the Upstate Foundation

The Upstate Foundation, Inc.
Attn: Operations Office
750 E. Adams Street, CAB 326
Syracuse, NY 13210

Wire Transfer Information

M&T Bank
725 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, NY  13210

ABA: 022000046
Account Name: The Upstate Foundation, Inc.
Account Number: 1500214429
Attn: Lisa Flynn 315-422-2121

DTC Delivery Instructions – Stock Donations

LPL Financial (M&T)
DTC#: 0075
For credit to account titled: The Upstate Foundation, Inc.
Account #:  39892953
For Referral: Patricia Wallaitis 716-651-4831, or
Meghan Palumbo  716-651-4713

Upon request, a copy of the Upstate Foundation’s 501(c)3 letter can be provided, which your financial institution will need.

Questions? Please contact us by email FDN@upstate.edu or 315-464-4416.