What is the Foundation for Upstate Medical University?

The Foundation for Upstate Medical University was founded in 1976 as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation to accept charitable contributions in support of Upstate’s three-fold mission of patient care, education and research.


We have 19 full- and part-time staff members, who with a 42-member board of directors manage over 600 funds; conduct multi-year, million-dollar endowment campaigns; administer alumni associations for the colleges of Nursing and Health Professions; implement named giving and planned giving programs; run annual campaigns for Upstate University Hospital and Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital; and sponsor several major fundraising events annually. In addition, the Foundation is home to the local chapter of the Children’s Miracle Network.


Although we are under the auspices of the SUNY Research Foundation, we are a separate and distinct entity that is largely self supporting. Our managed assets total over $60 million, and in 2010, we raised $5.8 million in contributions.

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