Partner in Pediatric Play
A generous $75,000 grant from Niagara Cares in partnership with the Starlight Foundation resulted in Activity Zones on the pediatric floor, creating a more kid friendly and comfortable setting and providing play equipment for patients to improve patient experience and healing outcomes.
These Activity Zones include:
•Arts and Crafts area
•Movie Theatre/Performance Area
•Medical Play Area
Employee Giving Reaches New Heights
This year’s theme “Giving From the Heart- Over 100 Years of Caring” truly exemplified the level of commitment that University Health System staff has for our patients and programs. Setting a new record, 1,251 employees pledged $233,271 in support of patients and community programs.
Our Employees — Partners in Education
Our Sons and Daughters Scholarship Program awarded 11 students with $2,000 scholarships to pursue their post-secondary education for a total of $22,000. To date, the Foundation has awarded 76 scholarships totaling $82,000.
Grants Program — Partners in Innovation
Due to generosity of our employees during the Employee Giving Campaign, the Board of Directors approved up to $100,000 to fund innovative programs and projects that are strategically aligned with the University Health System priority areas:
•Women’s and Children’s Health
2018 Foundation Highlights
Generous donors gave over $1.7 million in 2018 to the University Health System Foundation to support patient centered, compassionate care. In 2018, donor contributions allowed University Health System to:
•Distribute over 1,000 car safety seats
•Fund 12 scholarships for employees studying for post-secondary and advanced degrees in nursing, respiratory therapy, and medical laboratory sciences.
•Create enhancements to the Pediatric Palliative Care program
•Provide educational activities and support for pediatric patients to better cope with their medical care experience
•Offer cancer support services like mammograms for underserved women
Special thanks to some of our new partners: Amazon, Gus Owens Stephens Foundation, and Toyota. The generosity from all of our supporters strengthens a tradition of philanthropy that continues to advance our mission and improve our community in numerous ways.
The University Health System Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, where 100% of every gift received directly supports patient centered care and innovative discovery. The mission of the Foundation is to be the lifeline of support to University Health System, advancing extraordinary and compassionate care to patients, employees, and the greater community.