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.
8 am – 4:30 pm  Monday-Friday 

Donate Using Appreciated Securities


Create a Facebook fundraiser

Connect to The Upstate Foundation’s facebook page to start a fundraiser that is meaninful to you. You will be able to connect friends and gain supporters across facebook. People will be able to donate to your fundraiser in just a few clicks without leaving Facebook. 100% of money raised goes directly where you choose, Facebook does not take any fee. 

Start at The Upstate Foundation Facebook page

  • Click on Fundraisers (menu on left hand side of screen/full computer screen)
  • Click on + Raise Money button
    Create a Fundraiser box pops up. There are three steps. Note: clicking on third step will create the fundraiser on your facebook page, so make sure you’re ready for this to show.
  • Click on Get Started button

Let’s start with the basics box pops up.

  • Choose The Upstate Foundation – who you are raising money for
  • Enter how much you would like to raise (this field is adjustable)
  • USD (is automatically selected for US money)
  • Select an end date for your fundraiser, this date is adjustable
  • Click on the Next button
  • Choose a name for your fundraiser. Consider a short and clear title to get the attention of friends and supporters.
  • Add a sentence or 2 about why you want to raise money for the Foundation, which can include Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, Upstate Cancer Center, Joslin Diabetes Center, Clark Burn Center, or any other area that is meaningful to you. We recommend keeping the information about the Upstate Foundation so people know that the Foundation is a 501(3)3 nonprofit organization.
  • NOTE: When you click on the Next button at this last stage, your fundraiser will post to your page. You will be able to change pictures to something personal.