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Upstate seeks nominations for 2020 Your Cause charity

Team Upstate is now accepting nominations for Upstate’s Your Cause charity of 2022.

Team Upstate introduced the Your Cause program in 2015 as a way to acknowledge and feature the volunteer work performed by the Upstate family. Your Cause agencies are nominated by Upstate employees and selected by Team Upstate.

The Runaway and Homeless Emergency Youth Shelter for LGBTQ+ adolescents—a joint effort between the Rescue Mission Alliance, ACR Health and McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center—was selected as the Your Cause charity for 2020 (which was extended through 2021 due to the pandemic).

Past Your Cause agencies include In My Father’s Kitchen, Clear Path for Veterans, OnPoint for College and Chadwick Residence.

The Your Cause charity may be awarded a grant of up to $5,000; it also receives a commitment from Team Upstate to mobilize volunteer support for the charity.

To nominate an agency for the Your Cause sponsorship, Upstate employees and students should complete and submit an application form by Nov. 30. Team Upstate committee will review applications and announce the winning organization in December. An online application is available here: https://www.upstate.edu/teamupstate/your-cause/index.php. Completed applications should be emailed to Nancy Prott in the President’s Office at prottn@upstate.edu

Team Upstate works to promote public awareness of Upstate’s contributions to the community and to encourage volunteer participation among Upstate students, staff, faculty and retirees. Team Upstate sponsors activities and events annually that promote quality of life and maintain Upstate’s mission, vision and values.


Caption: Upstate employees, families and friends spent countless hours doing volunteer work, like painting, landscaping and unpackign furniture at the Rescue Mission's Runaway and Homeless Emergency Youth Shelter as part of the shelter's selection as Upstate's Your Cause charity.