Friend in Deed

Upstate Foundation’s annual fund for Upstate University Hospital and Upstate Community Hospital is a great way to say thank you for exceptional care while helping others.


2020 Campaign Co-Chairs

Lisa Lai, MD
Medical Director, Surgical Oncology-Breast Cancer Surgery
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Upstate University Hospital

Dodie Vlassis
Board of Directors
Upstate Foundation

Many people embrace the new year with hope. Some hope to lose weight, quit smoking, or hope that somehow the new year will be better than the old. Most of us hope for good health. Sometimes the unfortunate occurs, and hospitalization results. We would like to take this opportunity to tell you about the annual fund for Upstate University Hospital and Upstate Community Hospital, which helps to provide for the needs of our patients and their families. We hope you will consider giving to the annual fund.

Called Friend in Deed, the annual fund is an important financial resource for many clinical programs and patient services at the hospital. In fact, it may surprise you to know that often it is the only potential source of funding for these programs and services. Further, a gift to Friend in Deed reaches well beyond the hospital; it contributes to the overall health of our community.

Every year, requests for funding from Friend in Deed exceed the amount raised, putting us in the very difficult position of deciding which worthwhile endeavors to fund...or not. Your donation is important, especially since Upstate University Hospital and Upstate Community Hospital no longer receive any operating support from the state of New York. Thank you in advance for your gift to Friend in Deed!

Learn how Friend in Deed impacts patients and their families, click here.

Find out more about the 2019 Friend in Deed awards, click here.

Interested in making a gift to Friend in Deed, click here.

Friend in Deed Documents
Name Owner Date  
2020 FID Application   Nancy Boyce 11/18/2019 1:16:24 PM    

Donation Form   Sue Clark 11/18/2010 1:42:56 PM    
Mail-in donation form
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