Health—General & Rehabilitative

The Upstate Foundation, Inc.

  • Syracuse, NY
  • www.upstatefoundation.org

Mission Statement

Improving the health of the communities we serve through education, biomedical research, and health care.

Main Programs

  1. Golisano Children's Hospital at Upstate
  2. Joslin Diabetes Center at Upstate
  3. Upstate Cancer Center
  4. Clark Burn Center
Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

17 Counties in Central New York, from the Canadian border north to the Pennsylvania border south

ruling year

1976

Vice President for Development

Self-reported

Ms. Eileen M. Pezzi

Keywords

Self-reported

higher education, health care, biomedical research, Golisano children's hospital, medical school, cancer center, Joslin diabetes center, trauma center, regional, academic medical center, central New York

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EIN

16-1068101

 Number

6625415708

Also Known As

Foundation for Upstate Medical University

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Hospital (General) (E22)

University or Technological (B43)

Medical Specialty Research (H90)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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At SUNY Upstate Medical University, we perform open heart surgery on newborns, treat previously inoperable brain tumors, heal traumatic injuries, offer the newest medical treatments, educate tomorrow's doctors, nurses, health professionals and biomedical scientists, and discover tomorrow's cures.
Upstate Medical University consists of four colleges, a rapidly expanding biomedical research enterprise, Upstate University Hospital (the region's only Level I trauma and burn center), Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital, and an extensive network of specialty clinics, practice sites and satellite sites in surrounding cities.
Upstate University Hospital offers medical services to everyone, regardless of ability to pay. As part of our mission to improve the health of the communities we serve, we offer extensive professional and continuing education programs throughout Central New York, plus dozens of community education and outreach programs. Upstate Medical University is part of the State University of New York, the largest university system in the United States, with more than 440,000 students on 64 campuses.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Golisano Children's Hospital at Upstate

Newly built, state-of-the-art, comprehensive children's hospital, opening September 2009, serving the 17-county region of Central New York.

Category

Health Care

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Program 2

Joslin Diabetes Center at Upstate

The Joslin Diabetes Center at the SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse
opened in 1995 as the eleventh affiliate of the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston,
and the only one of its kind in upstate New York.

An internationally recognized leader in diabetes treatment, research, and
education, the Joslin Diabetes Center is affiliated with Harvard Medical School
and has been caring for the medical and emotional needs of people with diabetes
since it was founded in 1898.

Category

Health Care

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Program 3

Upstate Cancer Center

University Hospital offers the most comprehensive cancer treatments in all of
Central New York.  This broad range of cancer treatments includes programs in
thoracic, breast, brain, spine, blood, bone, gynecologic and genitourinary.

These programs have been collectively accredited by the American College of
Surgeons' Commission on Cancer, a distinction awarded to very few hospitals in
the United States.  University Hospital is the only hospital in Central New York
to receive this distinction.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

None

Budget

Program 4

Clark Burn Center

The Clark Burn Center is a four-bed Intensive Care Unit that is a
regional referral center providing state-of-the-art burn care.

The Clark Burn Center serves over 27 counties from as far north as the St.
Lawrence River to the southern borders of New York State, and from Rochester to
Albany, including the northern areas of Pennsylvania and parts of Canada. The
Center cares for both adult and pediatric patients in the inpatient and
outpatient settings.

Category

Health Care

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

1. Number of meal cards given to families while a child is staying in the hospital.

Target Population
Caregivers, Families, Parents

Connected to a Program?
Golisano Children's Hospital at Upstate
TOTALS BY YEAR
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2. Number of dollars spent on mission areas of patient care, medical research and healthcare education.

Target Population
No target populations selected

Connected to a Program?
n/a
TOTALS BY YEAR
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Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    The Foundation for Upstate Medical University is formed to receive and administer gifts and bequests exclusively for charitable purposes in the central region of Upstate New York with the focus on (1) provision ofo patient healthcare, (2) the education of healthcare providers, (3) community health and wellbeing and (4) sicentific research. The Foundation's committment to its mission is realized through the enhancement of professional education, research, patient care, faculty development and student aid through: 1) private giving and fund raising, timely distribution of grants & awards; 2) development of programs to meet the financial and educational needs of students, faculty, departments and programs of Upstate Medical University; 3) supporting programs and initiatives which enhance community health and well-being and 4) the creation of personal and professional growth opportunities for Foundation members and staff, enabling them to develop the skills to implement the Foundation mission effectively.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    The Foundation for Upstate Medical University uses a template of mutltiple year strategic goals to define specific tasks in fulfillment of its primary missions. This strategic plan is defined in three phases: 1-2 years, 2-3 years and 3-5 years. Specific tasks are identified within each phase with timeframes for completion and Foundation professional and support staff assigned accordingly as individuals or in teams. Progress is reviewed at monthly meetings and indicators of accomplishment noted. As tasks complete, new tasks with new timeframes and staffing requirements are identified and assigned. The process is a dynamic one which has served the Foundation and the internal and external publics it serves effectively and efficiently.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    The Foundation's ability to achieve its goals is keyed to its strong, experienced and committed staff of 22 full and part-time members working with a 52 member Board of Directors who manage over 800 funds and assets over $140 million. The Foundation has access to several professional fundraising and consulting resources whose programs, webinars and technologies provide the latest in technical and personal assistance to the staff.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    In addition to monitoring its fundraising progress on the basis of the strategic goals and tasks noted in item # 2 above, the Foundation measures itself among other State University of New York (SUNY) institutions. Its annual fundraising is currently ranked 5th among the 64 University Centers, Comprehensive Colleges, Technology and Community Colleges in the SUNY system. Within the Foundation, such quantitative indicators as numbers of donors and levels of giving, attendance at Foundation sponsored and community organization fundraising events which benefit Upstate and its programs are continually evaluated.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    The five year campaign in support of the new Upstate Cancer Center concluded in July 2014 by exceeding its fundraising goal by $ 2+ million. In the past year (2015) the Foundation raised over $10 million and more than $ 31 million in the past 5 years. In addition to the $90 million in assets held in Foundation funds, the Foundation now manages additional assets for Upstate, bringing total assets to more than $140 million. An aggressive Legacy Giving program is begun and will be expanding in the next few years to attract donors with Charitable Gift Annuity and related donor return-on-investment opportunities. The structure and staffing for a Grateful Patient and Family Program has been established in 2014 and the growth of this program will be a major priority for the Foundation over the next 3 years. Future fundraising projects will be based on the results of feasibility studies. A mini campaign to expand and enhance the regional pediatric emergency room will conclude in August 2016.
Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

17 Counties in Central New York, from the Canadian border north to the Pennsylvania border south

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Funding Needs

Funding for unique services to the region:  Golisano Children's Hospital, Waters Center for Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders, Clark Burn Center, Joslin Diabetes Center and others.  Scholarship funding for medical doctors, nurses and health care professionals who stay in Central New York to fill shortages.  New initiatives include building a comprehesive cancer center.  Research funding to assist in conquering disease and improving overall health.

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Financials

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HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER FOUNDATION AT SYRACUSE INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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The Upstate Foundation, Inc.

Leadership

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Vice President for Development

Ms. Eileen M. Pezzi

STATEMENT FROM THE Vice President for Development

"The activities at Upstate are directly related to improving the health and well being of our community.  At Upstate, we currently are focusing on a specific, critical health concern.  In moving forward with our campaign to create the Upstate Cancer Center, we are directly tackling one of our most pressing health problems -- and one that has personally affected nearly everyone to some degree.
 
We have much to be proud of as we take this effort forward.  Upstate's cancer programs are accredited by the Americal College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer, a distinction awarded to very few hospitals.  Upstate University Hospital is the only hospital in the Syracuse area to receive this distinction.
 
Thank you to all of our many supporters who help advance our mission to provide excellence in patient care, education and research."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Paul Mello

Solvay Bank

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?