Tribute and Memorial Gifts
Honor and remember the special people in your life on a birthday, anniversary, for a special occasion or achievement, or during a time of loss with a tribute or memorial gift to the Upstate Foundation. If you chose, your gift can be designated to any of our 500 funds, representing most of the programs and health concerns handled at Upstate.
A Gift in Memory
A gift in memory provides a helping hand to others in memory of your loved one. Many good works happen at Upstate University Hospital/Upstate Golisano Hospital only because individuals thoughtfully gave a memorial gift, or suggested to friends and family that they make a memorial gift to Upstate in lieu of flowers. The family will be notified of your thoughtful gift (but not the amount). Other opportunities exist to permanently provide a legacy for a loved one through endowments and named giving. For more information, call 315-464-4416.
Special Occasion Tribute
A special occasion tribute is a perfect choice for individuals who would like to give their friends and family an alternate way to provide a celebratory gift. Special occasion gifts can be designated to any of our funds, including the Golisano Children's Hospital and the Upstate Cancer Center. Examples of special occasions that are popular for this type of giving are birthdays, anniversaries and weddings. The Foundation notifies the tribute individual(s) of your gift (excluding the amount). Visit our special wedding favor page.
Send a Thank You
Send a thank you to someone on staff at Upstate who assisted you or a family member through a tribute gift. The Foundation will notify the individual(s) of your tribute gift (not the amount) and message. Thank yous touch the hearts of both the giver and the receiver.