The Advocates is a membership organization of volunteers whose mission is to serve Upstate Medical University and its campuses. We do that primarily in two ways:
- Direct service projects to improve and enhance patient care
- Fund raising to provide funds in support of patient care enhancement and education
Become a Member
Become a Member or Contributor&mash;The Advocates gets strength and direction from its membership base. If you are not a member, please consider joining us. If you are already a member, please renew your membership now. As a member, you help decide how much time and money we devote to fulfilling our mission.
Current openings/opportunities for members include:
- Board of Directors
- Mystery, Malt & Merlot
ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR—THERESA DEVENNIE
Presentation was made by President, Sharon Putney at our Annual Meeting & Luncheon held at the Genesee Grande Hotel, May 17, 2012.
We are blessed to have so many individuals serving our organization, institutions and patients. So, I had several viable options and have selected Theresa Devennie as this year's recipient.
Theresa has chaired the Mystery, Malt and Merlot Committee for the past two years. Under her leadership, we had the most financially successful event ever this year. Theresa is hard-working, organized, and truly committed to The Advocates. She is warm and inclusive and makes it a fun committee.
A dedication ceremony was held in the Golisano Chapel on May 30. Patients, staff and friends gathered for the unveiling of the quilt that is decorated with more than 100 hand prints and names of pediatric patients and hospital staff. The quilt measures, 6'x10', hangs just inside the chapel entrance and acts as a colorful greeting to visitors of the chapel.
Funding for the quilt was provided by The Advocates for Upstate Medical University, the Upstate Foundation and the Weedsport Snowmobilers club.
Fabric Artist Sharon Bottle Souva & Rev. Louise Tallman, Pediatric Chaplin stand in front of the quilt.