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Ways to Give


Giving that works for you.

There are so many ways to invest in your community healthcare system through the Samaritan Medical Center Foundation of Northern New York. For full details and questions, please download our Ways to Give brochure or call us directly at 315-785-4584.

  • Outright and Annual Giving Close

    The Samaritan Medical Center Foundation appreciates outright and annual gifts of all sizes, which provide our healthcare system with needed support throughout the year. You can make a gift of cash, check, or credit card today by clicking here.

    • Businesses of any size can demonstrate their support of healthcare in the North Country through a corporate giving program to benefit Samaritan programs, equipment and services. Employers may also consider implementing a matching gift program to maximize the generosity of its employees and retirees. Employees, please check with your human resources office to see if your company offers matching gifts to non-profit agencies like the Samaritan Medical Center Foundation.
    • Appreciated securities, such as stocks, bonds or mutual funds, can also be turned into charitable contributions. These provide the same benefits as cash for the hospital and offer the donor the additional benefit of paying no capital gains tax.
    • Qualified real estate, such as undeveloped land, farms or personal residences, may be given outright to support the Samaritan Medical Center Foundation, or setup as a planned gift.

    All donors who pledge gifts of $15,000 or more are recognized through membership in the Samaritan Society. Please click here to download our Samaritan Society Pledge Form.

  • Major Gifts and Naming Opportunities Close

    A major gift to the Samaritan Medical Center Foundation has the potential to improve healthcare for thousands of local families, and for generations to come. And, as Samaritan continues to renovate and expand its facilities, donors have the opportunity to perpetuate the name of an individual, a family, a business or an organization.

    To learn more about major gifts and naming opportunities, please contact Beth Fipps at 315-785-5785 or email

  • Planned Giving Close

    A planned gift is a deferred donation, arranged well ahead of time, usually through wills, life insurance, charitable trusts, or gifts of property or stock.

    Endowment Funds
    Truly a gift that keeps on giving, endowment fund gifts are invested, and only the interest earned is used to support programs – the principal remains intact.

    Stevens Society
    Individuals who have included the Samaritan Medical Center Foundation in their estate plans or have created a planned gift are recognized by membership in the Stevens Society. Today’s technological advances are saving lives and ensuring the health of our community, things we could not offer without the help of friends who support our vision for a healthier community. If you have supported the Samaritan Medical Center Foundation with an annual gift or a gift in memory of a loved one, we deeply appreciate your support and invite you to consider a planned gift to help ensure the future of this vital community resource. A planned gift to the Samaritan Medical Center Foundation allows you to arrange your philanthropic giving to meet your personal values while minimizing the after-tax cost.

    Foundation for the Future Newsletter
    Read about how easy it can be to fulfill your financial goals and help support Samaritan Medical Center at the same time in “Foundation for the Future.” Please see past issues here and let us know if you would like
    to be included on our mailing list by emailing Beth Fipps at

    Estate Planning Strategies Workshops
    The Samaritan Medical Center Foundation is pleased to offer FREE virtual workshops on Estate Planning Strategies. Please see past workshops below and stay tuned to our events calendar for upcoming dates.

  • Memorial and Tribute Gifts Close

    You can honor or remember a special relative, friend, neighbor or co-worker through a donation in their name.

    Heart to Heart
    The Samaritan Medical Center Foundation’s Grateful Patient, Family & Friends Program: Make a gift in honor of a Samaritan caregiver, perhaps someone who went the extra mile to care for you or a loved one.

    Make a Gift

    Memorial/Tribute Gifts
    Honor or remember a special relative, friend, neighbor or co-worker. Gifts are given to provide a meaningful and lasting memorial or to celebrate a special occasion or accomplishment. Notification is sent to the honoree or, in the case of a memorial gift, to the family.

  • Events and Special Programs Close

    The Samaritan Medical Center Foundation hosts several fundraising events on an annual basis, and sponsorship opportunities are always available. Please click here to see a list of upcoming events and get in touch with us at 315-785-5745 for more information.

    Special Programs
    Periodically, the Samaritan Medical Center Foundation awards grants to patients facing undue hardship in their care or recovery. Gifts to the special programs listed below can have a direct impact on the lives of individual patients.

    One example is the Circle of Hope Grant — this program allows donors to lend a hand to patients undergoing cancer treatment. Funds raised are awarded to cancer patients throughout Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.

  • Scholarships Close

    The Bethany Wright Remembrance Fund was established in memory of Bethany Wright, a nurse at Samaritan Medical Center for over thirty years, this fund provides continuing education scholarships to Samaritan Medical Center nurses.

    The Susan K. Peters Nursing Scholarship was established to assist with the education costs for a registered nurse (RN) who is continuing his/her education, specifically to pursue a Nurse Practitioner (NP) degree.

Give Today

You can support quality healthcare in the North Country right now.

No matter how you choose to make your gift, we appreciate you continuing the tradition of caring that has helped Samaritan thrive since 1881.

Give by Phone or Mail

To donate by mail, please send your check to us at the below address. Our 501(c)(3) tax identification number is: 16-1490523.

Samaritan Medical Center Foundation of NNY, Inc.
830 Washington St.
Watertown, NY 13601
PHONE: 315-785-4584
FAX: 315-785-5788

If you prefer to give over the phone — or if you have any questions about giving to the Samaritan Medical Center Foundation — please contact us at the numbers below.

Amy O’Brien
Donor Database Specialist

Thank you for making an investment in our community’s healthcare.

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