Ways to Give


When you invest in the Wilderness Health Care Foundation, you are investing in the health of our community for generations to come! Charitable giving helps to make important advancements at Clifton-Fine Hospital possible. It allows us to enhance patient care services, acquire specialized equipment, upgrade our facility and provide continuing education for our talented healthcare professionals. There are numerous ways you can invest in Clifton-Fine Hospital’s future with a contribution to the Wilderness Health Care Foundation. Gifts of all sizes and types help to make our hospital stronger. Please contact the Foundation at 315-848-4284 to learn more about any of the great opportunities listed below.

Memorial & Honorary Gifts
Memorial and honorary gifts create a lasting tribute to family members, friends or anyone else who has a meaningful place in your life. You can also consider making a gift in honor of a Clifton-Fine Hospital caregiver – perhaps someone who went the extra mile to care for you or a loved one.

Endowment Fund Gifts
Truly a gift that keeps on giving, donations made to our endowment fund are invested with the sole purpose of generating income that can then be used to help to make important advancements at Clifton-Fine Hospital possible. Only the interest earned is used to support programs – the principal remains intact. Best of all, the Northern New York Community Foundation will match, dollar for dollar, the first $25,000 in gifts made to this fund!

Planned Giving
Planned giving is a deferred donation, arranged well ahead of time, usually through wills, life insurance, charitable trusts, or gifts of property or stock. It does not usually require an immediate gift, but instead guarantees that a contribution will be made in the future. There are a variety of easy planned giving options from which you can choose – from naming the Foundation as a beneficiary in your will or of a life insurance policy or pension plan, to more complex charitable trust arrangements.

Naming Opportunities
As Clifton-Fine Hospital continues to renovate and expand its facilities, this program creates an opportunity for donors to perpetuate the name of an individual, a family, a business or an organization for years to come.

Amazon Smile
Shop as usual with Amazon Smile. On your first visit to smile.amazon.com, you need to select Clifton-Fine Health Care Corporation as your charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation of a percentage of the purchase price from Amazon to Clifton-Fine Hospital at no cost to you!

Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Appreciation of Excellent Care
Send us a written testimonial of your experience at Clifton-Fine Hospital so that we can share it with others

Time & Talent
Volunteer with Clifton-Fine Hospital, the Hospital Auxiliary or the Wilderness Health Care Foundation’s Wellness & Golf Committees. Attend the many events that raise money for the Hospital from the Health & Wellness Fair to the Annual Golf Tournament.

Use it!
The most important way that you can support the Clifton-Fine Hospital is to use it. Make us your primary caregiver; use the hospital for lab work, imaging tests or physical therapy. Discover the quality care available right here, close to home!