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Oswego Health Foundation
110 W. 6th St.
Oswego, NY 13126
315.326.3473
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Thank you for your interest in making a gift to the Oswego Health Foundation. The Foundation is a separate 501(c)(3) organization and an integral partner in Oswego Health's mission to provide accessible, quality care and improve the health of the residents in our community. We are grateful for the contributions received, both large and small, in support of our mission. Over the years, philanthropic support has transformed the original 6-bed hospital into a complete healthcare system with 17 locations throughout Oswego County.

There are a variety of ways you and/or your organization may choose to make a meaningful gift to Oswego Health.

Cash gifts

Gifts in the form of cash, check or credit/debit cards are welcome. Checks should be made payable to the Oswego Health Foundation and mailed directly to the Oswego Health Foundation at 110 W. 6th St., Oswego, NY 13126. You can download a donation form here.

Make a gift online

Annual fund

Community support at all levels is a critical need for Oswego Health to maintain its high-quality healthcare. Annual gifts are normally made on an unrestricted basis and apply to programs that are in most need. However, you can also designate to one of many key programs within the healthcare system.

Giving levels

  • Century Club Gold: $500 - $999
  • Century Club Silver: $250 - $499
  • Century Club Bronze: $100 - $249
  • Century Club Friend: $5 - $99

Memorial and tribute gifts

Gifts of any size to the Oswego Health Foundation can be made in honor or memory of someone. Donors make gifts to remember a loved one, to recognize a physician or another caregiver within the healthcare system, or to celebrate a special occasion. If you wish to make a gift in honor or memory of someone, please include the name of the person as well as the contact information (name and address) for any person whom we should notify of your thoughtfulness. You can also make the gift online.

Bequests and planned gifts

Gift planning is a way for you to create a lasting legacy and support the mission of the Oswego Health Foundation. Whether you would like to put your donation to work today or benefit us after your lifetime, we can find a charitable plan that works for you. Simply call the Oswego Health Foundation at 315.326.3473 for more information or see your legal and financial advisers for guidance.

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Charitable trusts

Charitable trusts are another option for donors who wish to make a current or deferred gift to Oswego Health but are concerned about retaining an income from the asset. Charitable trusts can provide donors with regular cash payments, current charitable income tax deduction, avoidance or reduction of estate taxes, and elimination of money-management concerns.

Giving through such arrangements can be a meaningful way to blend your philanthropic goals with your personal financial and tax-planning needs. Charitable trusts are set up through an outside adviser such as through a trust department of a bank. Please let us know if the Oswego Health Foundation is a beneficiary of a trust agreement so we may thank you and recognize your gift appropriately.

Stocks/securities

Gifts of appreciated securities may offer you significant tax savings. For information on how to transfer securities to the Oswego Health Foundation, please call us at 315.326.3473.

Grateful patient

The Grateful Patient Program provides an opportunity for you, your family and friends to honor and simply say "Thank You" to the physician, caregiver or staff member who made an impact on your care at Oswego Health. To learn more about the Grateful Patient Program, please give us a call at 315.326.3473 or email us at foundation@oswegohealth.org and share your story.

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Employee giving

The Employee Giving Campaign is funded by Oswego Health employees. Contributions can be made as a one-time gift or recurring gift. All donations to We are the First Step can be made through payroll deduction, credit card, check, or cash.

Corporate/Foundation gifts

If your company or foundation would like to contribute directly to the Oswego Health Foundation, please call us at 315.326.3473.

Matching gifts

Corporate matching gifts can provide donors with the opportunity to add to their gifts. Does your employer have a matching gift program? Check with your human resources (HR) department to see if your employer matches your gifts.

Does your employer have a volunteer program where they will allow you to designate a gift in your name to an organization in return for volunteering? Check with your HR department today!

If you have any questions about giving to support Oswego Health or any of its affiliates, please contact the Oswego Health Foundation at 315.326.3473 or foundation@oswegohealth.org. We are happy to speak to you about your giving plans and how your gift can make the greatest impact on healthcare in our community.