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.

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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

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:

Memorial Tributes & Gifts In Honor

Memorial tributes are gifts in memory of a family member, friend, or other loved one. Gifts can also be made in appreciation and honor of an ECMC physician, department, or professional group that was critical in the life and recovery of a loved one or former patient. Tributes are a fitting way to honor any person who has been important in your life.

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.

Recent Gifts

A $500,000 grant from Russell J. Salvatore to support the Russell J. Salvatore Orthopaedic Floor; a place where ECMC orthopaedic patients can recover in state of the art medical facilities.

The ECMC Mobile Mammography Coach has screened over 7200 women since going on the road three years ago. The dual-screening unit is the only mobile mammography coach in the region that can bring cancer screenings directly to underserved women in WNY.

Advanced training and certifications for ECMC team members to ensure patients are receiving enhanced medical care from the best trained staff.

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