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Community Giving Campaign enters final weeks

Upstate Medical University’s Community Giving Campaign is in its closing weeks and campaign leaders are making the case for giving in the final weeks.

The campaign launched Sept. 19 and so far more than 1,000 employees have contributed to the campaign, which not only benefits the United Way of CNY and SEFA charities, but supports funds by the Advocates for Upstate, Upstate Alumni funds and Upstate Foundation.

“There is still time to contribute to benefit these local agencies and Upstate’s important funds that provide vital support to those in need,” said Campaign Director Zanette Howe. “I’m grateful to all those who have supported this campaign to date. Even the smallest gift can make a difference to someone in our community.”

This year the campaign attracted 248 new donors, individuals who had not participated in the campaign previously.

A complete listing of all donors to the current campaign as of Nov. 2, can be found here: https://www.upstate.edu/communitygiving/pdf/mid-campaign-report-11-2-22.pdf

Interested in giving before the campaign ends?

The complete resource for the Community Giving Campaign can be found at https://www.upstate.edu/communitygiving/. This site contains the nuts and bolts of the campaign, including a list of campaign representatives for each department and a list of charities and funds to support, and info on how to donate.

The website also contains videos featuring representatives of various social service agencies and their clients, as well as Upstate employees talking about why they support various agencies. The videos are available here.

Campaign Committee members, in addition to Howe, include Lawrence Chin, MD, campaign chair, Katherine Beissner, PT, PhD, Catherine Cadley, Tree Carter, Mark Congel, Kelly Dolan, Amy Green, Michael Longo, Katherine Magnarelli, Yowali Singh, Nancy Prott, Meghann Sandak. Four ad hoc committee members are Becca Pesci, Leah Caldwell, Stephanie DeJoseph and Tammy Blackburn.

Linda Veit, MPH, and Nancy Prott are heading up gifts for the Hamilton White, Elizabeth Blackwell, and Sarah Loguen societies.

Upstate has won numerous honors awards for its Community Giving success from the United Way of Central New York, including the Spirit of Caring Award for Campaign Excellence, Leadership Development Award, Volunteer Service Award, and Campaign Volunteer of the Year Award.