Fundraising and Service
Advocates for Upstate raises funds through its annual Mystery, Malt & Merlot and other fundraising activities; commissions from hospital services such as Telehealth (patient TVs), Cafe Kubal, Lori's Gift Shop, Bee Loved Gifts (Upstate Community Hospital), Upstate Bistro (New Academic Building) and the new PerkUP Cafe in the Upstate University Hospital lobby.
We use those funds to award grants and scholarships and to fund projects that help Upstate's hospitals and outpatient units care for patients. We help Upstate staff and volunteers pursue undergraduate degrees to advance their careers in health related fields through our Nellie Hurley Scholarships. Upstate's graduating high school student volunteers are eligible to seek one of our Youth Scholarships each year.