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In Memory / In Honor Of

Remember someone special with a lasting tribute

A tribute gift is a meaningful way to convey sympathy to the bereaved, memorialize a loved one, commemorate a special occasion, or honor someone. It is also an opportune way to express gratitude to a physician, nurse, or hospital staff member who has made a special impact. At The Foundation for Ellis Medicine, we offer several options to make your tribute gift.

Honor Gifts are a unique and wonderful way to celebrate life's special moments - the birth of a child, a birthday or anniversary, a thank-you for exceptional care by a physician or other caregiver. Making a contribution to the Foundation on behalf of someone is a gift that honors the recipient while offering hope and support to the hospital as it fulfills its mission.

Memorial gifts are a distinctive way to remember a loved one or friend. A charitable contribution in the name of a lost loved one can have special meaning to both the family and the donor, and you can designate your gift to a certain department or service. Regardless if you choose to restrict your gift or not, your gift will make an immediate difference in the lifesaving work done at Ellis Medicine.

In acknowledgement of your gift, a note is sent to the individual being honored - or the family of those memorialized - informing them of the gift and the identity of the donor. The amount of the gift is kept confidential. You will receive an acknowledgement for your gift for tax purposes.

Directing Memorial Gifts to The Foundation for Ellis Medicine

Each year families ask how to list Ellis Medicine as a designated charity in their loved ones obituary. It is for this reason that we offer the following suggested language:

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that you make a donation in memory of (Name of Loved One) to (name of department, program, or fund) at The Foundation for Ellis Medicine, 1101 Nott Street, Schenectady, NY 12308.

Those who may desire to contribute in his/her name can make a donation to The Foundation for Ellis Medicine, 1101 Nott Street, Schenectady, NY 12308.

To learn more contact The Foundation for Ellis Medicine by calling 518.243.4600.