Ways to Give

Giving back to move our community forward.

There are several options for making contributions to ECMC Foundation—or we can customize a giving plan that’s right for you.

Donate Online

Click any of our Donate Now buttons to make a secure online donation to ECMC Foundation today.


The Annual Giving Campaign helps the ECMC Foundation support the vitally important life-saving medical mission at ECMC each and every day. Equipment purchases, supporting advances in technology, training and patient comfort all help to ensure the ECMC Medical team has the resources it needs to provide the difference between healthcare and true care each day.

Support as an Employee
No gift is too small and all gifts are greatly appreciated. Click the button below to make a one-time gift or current employees may take advantage of payroll deduction. Visit the Foundation offices in G-1 for a payroll form.

Support as a Community Member
ECMC is Western New York’s LEVEL 1 TRAUMA CENTER and the regions safety net hospital. The community counts on ECMC and we are grateful for the support of those we care for. Click the button below to make a donation to support ECMC; or donate through your workplace though the United Way giving program by directing your gift to the ECMC Foundation by including ECMC’s donor designation number, 7579, on your United Way form. We welcome corporate matching gift donations.

For additional information please call 716-898-5800.

The ECMC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
NYS Charity Registry #05-65-69 Federal Tax ID #22-3283946

Amazon Smile

Support ECMC by shopping at Amazon. Visit AmazonSmile to begin your purchase and select ECMC Foundation as your charity of choice. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to ECMC.


Corporate Giving

Many businesses and organizations designate ECMC as the recipient of their employees’ charitable contribution programs or through their overall corporate charitable giving policy. Corporate gifts to the Foundation are a critical source of revenue for the purchase of new equipment for the medical center as well as the establishment of educational programs and research in the areas of trauma, kidney disease, emergency medicine, psychiatry, clinical pharmacology, and several other medical specialties.

Major Gifts

Whether a one lump sum donation or a gift pledged to payment over several years, a major gift to the Foundation may provide the resources for a surgical suite, a lounge for the use of patient families, or to purchase of state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment. Major gifts provide a significant impact for patients, their families, and our medical professionals for years to come.

Other Ways to Donate

For more information or to customize a giving plan that’s right for you, contact Susan M. Gonzalez, Executive Director:

Memorials, Honorariums and Tributes

Making a gift in honor or memory of a patient, doctor, nurse, relative or friend is a thoughtful and generous way to recognize his or her life and accomplishments.

When you make an honorary or memorial gift, the ECMC Foundation will notify the honoree or next of kin if you request and will administer the gift as you direct.  Gifts can be made in cash, check and credit card.

We can also arrange to have memorial cards available during the memorial services if you wish.

Click the button below to make a donation online or call the ECMC Foundation at 716-898-6568 to make your gift with a credit card.

To mail a donation download the donation form, print and fill in the memorial or honorary information section and mail with your check payable to:

ECMC Foundation
462 Grider Street, Suite G-1
Buffalo NY 14215

Donation Form

ECMC Tribute Garden Paving Stone Memorials & Honorariums

You may also honor or memorialize someone by purchasing an engraved brick paver. These permanent bricks make a pathway through our garden and are a lasting tribute to someone special.  Your paver will be engraved with a message of your choice and installed in the ECMC Tribute Garden. Available in two sizes at $100 (4×8) and $150 (8×8).  For more information and engraving details, contact Pamela Brinkworth at 716-898-6568 or pbrinkworth@ecmc.edu.

Event Sponsorship

ECMC Foundation offers a variety of sponsorship options for our events throughout the year. Through special events such as our annual Springfest Gala and Auction, the Subaru Buffalo 4-Mile Chase, the WNY Billieve Challenge and the Tournament of Life Golf Classic, your organization can provide sponsorship as a part of ECMC’s corporate support network. (Learn more »)

Planned Giving

Planned gifts allow you to make a significant gift while maintaining financial security for you and your family. Bequests, retirement plan designations, gifts of life insurance, gift annuities, and charitable trusts are just a few types of planned gifts, which often provide attractive tax advantages and other financial benefits for the donor and their beneficiaries. You should always consult with your personal financial planner and/or attorney while making your planned giving decisions.

  • Bequests: For many, this is the most significant gift that can be made. A charitable bequest removes assets from the donor’s estate and reduces federal taxes.
  • Retirement Plans: A donor can make a deferred gift by naming ECMC Foundation beneficiary of his or her retirement plan.
  • Life Insurance Gifts: A donor can name ECMC Foundation as a beneficiary on a life insurance policy.
  • Gift Annuities: These are both a charitable contribution and an investment. The annuity provides guaranteed fixed income for the donor’s lifetime and/or for the lifetime of another beneficiary.
  • Charitable Remainder Trust: This generates income for the donor that is fixed or that fluctuates with market conditions and the growth of the trust. Income may continue through the donor’s lifetime or for a set term and benefit a charity (ECMC Foundation) upon death.
  • Charitable Lead Trust: Designed for a donor who would like to give to ECMC Foundation but also wants to pass assets on to family members. ECMC Foundation receives income interest for a period of years or for a period of someone’s lifetime. After that time, the trust reverts to the donor or the donor’s beneficiaries.

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