What We Do

check presentation
Karl Schindler - Co-Chair Mystery, Malt & Merlot - presents a check for $25,000 to William Pelley Transplant Administrator, UMU.
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Presenting check for $90,000 at The Advocates holiday lunch to Paul Seale.

Current Activities Include:

  • Sponsoring hospital blood drives.  With our volunteer support, we have met or surpassed our goals at each quarterly drive
  • Sponsoring blood pressure screenings at local grocery stores.
  • Creating special events on select patient units as a diversion for patients and family members.
  • Providing periodic educational opportunities for our members and others in the community through our partnership with HealthLink

Our 2013-2014 Activities included:

  • Sponsoring hospital blood drives. With our volunteer support, we have continually surpassed our collection goals at the quarterly drives
  • Awarding grants valued at over $120,000 to both Upstate campuses which will help to educate staff and provide patient services
  • Completed a financial pledge of $150,000 to the Upstate Cancer Center
  • Donated $25,000 to the Upstate Transplant Donor Network – key recipient of the 16thAnnial Mystery Malt and Merlot
  • $36,000 budgeted for scholarships given to active volunteers & active employees who are pursuing studies in an accredited institution in any health-related field

In order to complete this ambitious agenda, funds were generated thru several means:

  • Commission from contracts for hospital services – Tim Hortons, Express Oasis, Lori’s Gift Shop, TeleHealth (patient TV and telephones), vending machines and baby photographs
    our partners
  • Fall Swing Golf Tournament
  • Our signature event, Mystery, Malt and Merlot
  • Ever- evolving activities by our Fund Development and Service Committees
  • YOUR ongoing support through membership dues and donations
  • Lori's gifts can now be ordered online at:
Lori's Gift Shop Downtown Campus: Order Gifts Online External Icon
Lori's Gift ShopCommunity Campus: Order Gifts Online External Icon