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.  CAB326
Syracuse, NY 13210

Donate By Phone

You can donate by phone using a credit card.
315-464-4416
8 am – 4:30 pm  Monday-Friday 

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
M&T’s SWIFT is MANTUS33

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

Stock Transfer Information

For Referral: Michael Day, M&T Securities, Inc., Phone: 315-424-4062 or 315-427-3480 (cell)
or: Natasha Wilbur, M&T Securities, Inc., Phone:  315-424-4582, or 315-345-4996        

Acct. #:  AZD 208247
DTC#: 0443
Name on Account: The Upstate Foundation, Inc.

A copy of the Upstate Foundation’s 501(c)3 letter can be provided.

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

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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 not 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.