There are numerous ways to make a donation to the St. Lawrence Health Foundation which best fits your personal goals and wishes. We have provided the below information so you can learn about the various options available.
Each year, the St. Lawrence Health Foundation receives contributions from hundreds of individuals who support our ongoing work. These gifts are the backbone of St. Lawrence Health and ensure we have resources to invest in the latest technology, recruit exceptional medical professionals, and nurture innovative and life-saving programs and treatment options.
Every donor makes a difference and every gift matters, no matter the size.
For more information about supporting St. Lawrence Health through Annual Giving, please contact Samantha Coffey at (315) 261-5607 or [email protected].
Give by Phone Call the Foundations Office at (315) 261-5410
Give By Mail Download and complete the gift formand mail it with your check or money order.
Please make your check payable to St. Lawrence Health Foundation and mail to: St. Lawrence Health Foundation 50 Leroy Street, Potsdam, NY 13676
To receive instructions for making a gift by electronic funds transfer (EFT), please contact the SLH Foundation office at (315) 261-5410, or email [email protected].
As an employee, you can see the impact of donor dollars firsthand. Each gift supports the advancement of innovative technologies, state-of-the-art equipment, and beneficial programs that ensure you, your loved-ones, friends, and neighbors have access to excellent care.
You can designate your gift to a specific area you feel passionate about supporting, and no minimum gift amount is required. Every dollar makes a difference and is greatly appreciated.
Ways to give:
Payroll Deduction – Payroll deduction is an easy way to make a bigger impact. You can choose to donate to the area you are most passionate about, or give unrestricted and your gift will go wherever it is needed most. To start giving through payroll deduction, you can print and complete the pledge formand mail it back to the Foundation.
PTO Donation – Are you unable to use all of your PTO throughout the year? Consider converting hours to dollars, with just a minimum of four hours needed to donate.
For 16 years, employees of Canton-Potsdam Hospital (CPH) have donated to the EGG Fund, which supports projects and purchases equipment that are not within current department budgets.
Throughout the year, the EGG Committee members accept applications for projects or purchases of $1,000 or less, and they award funds based on the greatest need.
CPH employees can donate to the EGG Fund through payroll deduction, unused PTO hours, or by making a one-time gift. To give through payroll deduction, complete the pledge form and put EGG Fund as the designation.
The EGG Committee would like to congratulate the latest winners of the EGG Grant Awards in 2023: - Behavioral Health - Imaging - Nutritional Services - Patient Experience
A gift of a security, as opposed to a gift of cash, may provide additional tax and financial planning benefits. Gifts of securities include stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Publicly traded securities are easy for the Foundation to receive and use.
Please contact April L. Grant, Executive Director, at (315) 261-5418 or [email protected] with questions or to obtain the necessary documentation.
St. Lawrence Health created giving societies to recognize our most loyal and committed donors.
Heartbeat Society Members of the Heartbeat Society have given to the St. Lawrence Health Foundation for three or more consecutive years, or are making recurring gifts.
Foster and French Society The Foster and French Society honors individuals, past and present, who have made a planned gift through their estate to St. Lawrence Health. These gifts might include appreciated securities/stock, a bequest, gifts of life insurance, charitable gift annuities, charitable income gifts, charitable remainder annuity trusts, or charitable remainder unitrusts.
Your membership in the Foster and French Society allows us to recognize your support and thank you publicly for planning for the future of the Hospital, and it may inspire the spirit of giving in others.
To learn more about a planned gift to St. Lawrence Health, see the "Planned Giving" section on this page.
Say Thank You in a Meaningful Way
Patients often ask, “How can I share my gratitude with the people who offered exceptional care while I was in the hospital or while I visited my doctor’s office”? The Grateful Patients Program provides you with the opportunity to show gratitude to the provider, nurse, or department who played a special role in your care.
Give thanks for the…
Compassion and respect shown to you or a loved one
Knowledge and expertise of your medical team
Kind words and thoughtfulness from a provider
You can Donate Onlineand let us know where you would like your gift directed.
For more information on making a donation in honor of a special caregiver within St. Lawrence Health, please contact Samantha Coffey at (315) 261-5607 or [email protected].
Leave a lasting legacy with the St. Lawrence Health Foundation; we understand the transformational power and lasting impact of a planned gift. More than 100 years ago, Henry P. Foster and Gilbert French each left a part of their legacy to establish a hospital in the Village of Potsdam. The Foster and French Society was created by the St. Lawrence Health Foundation to recognize the individuals, past and present, who have made a planned gift to St. Lawrence Health, creating a lasting legacy and improve access to high quality health care, close to home, for current and future generations.
Examples of Planned Gifts include:
Gifts by Will or Trust: A bequest allows you to leave a gift through a will or trust while still using the assets during your lifetime.
Charitable Gift Annuities is a great way make a gift to the St. Lawrence Health Foundation. Transfer your cash or securities to the Foundation, and we promise to make fixed payments to you for life at a rate based on your age.
Life Insurance: Give a gift of life insurance by naming St. Lawrence Health as a beneficiary on a current or new policy, or by donating your paid-up policy.
Charitable Remainder Trust: Multiple beneficiaries receive guaranteed income for a set number of years. Afterward, remaining funds go to St. Lawrence Health.
If you would like to discuss planned giving options, please contact April L. Grant, Executive Director, at (315) 261-5418 or [email protected].
Share Your Plans We encourage our donors and their financial and estate planning advisors to share their donation plans with us. By informing us of your philanthropic intentions during your lifetime, we can:
Ensure your gift goes to the cause or program that is most meaningful to you
Enable you to honor a medical provider or loved one with your designated gift
Recognize your generosity and invite you into the Foster and French Society (listed under "Giving Societies" on this page)
Gifts in Memory or Honor of a loved one, or tribute gift, is a meaningful way to recognize someone who has touched your life in a special way. Whether it’s a loved one who has passed, or someone facing a medical challenge you want to encourage, your gift can make a lasting impact on the lives of others. Families may request memorial gifts to be directed to an area of your choosing within St. Lawrence Health.
If you would like to direct family and friends to make gifts to a St. Lawrence facility or program, the following is suggested wording for an obituary or other tribute:
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the [name of hospital or area of care] in memory of [deceased person's name] to support others in their time of need.
Checks should be mailed to:
St. Lawrence Health Foundation
Attn: [Deceased Person's Name] Memorial
50 Leroy Street, Potsdam, NY 13676