How You Can Help

You can support our efforts to eliminate cancer by contributing to the Fund for Memory and Hope.

Commemorative plaques mounted on the marble Wall of Memory and Hope are available to all donors making gifts of $1,000 or more. You can honor or pay tribute to a loved one who is a cancer victim or survivor. Gifts can also be given to support cancer research in hope for a cure for a loved one with cancer or for all cancer victims.

Plaque SizeGift Range
2” x 9”$1000 - $4,999
2” x 18”$5000 - $9,999
4” x 18”$10,000 - $24,999
6” x 18”$25,000 - $49,000
8” x 18”$50,000 and above

Other Ways to Give

Contributions of less than $1,000 are also most welcome. Each time donors make gifts of over $100 they may memorialize a loved one by listing a name on the flat screen displays in the cancer center lobby.

Wall of Memory and Hope

Cancer touches all of us--rich or poor, young or old. All donations, regardless of size, are appreciated and give the great satisfaction of supporting cancer research. Your tax-deductible contribution to the Gen*NY*Sis Center for Excellence in Cancer Genomics can be made online. Please be sure to designate your gift to the Cancer Center’s Fund for Memory and Hope in the “Comments” section under “Gift Information”.

You can also look for the Cancer Research Fund for Memory and Hope under “A specific school or program.”

You may also make check or credit card donations by mail. Checks should be made payable to: The UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY FOUNDATION with a request to credit the gift to The Fund for Memory and Hope. You may complete a pledge form and mail it to:

     The University at Albany Foundation
     University Administration Building, Room 201
     1400 Washington Avenue
     Albany, NY 12222

To learn more about these and other ways you can contribute, contact:

     Cathy Farrell
     Director of Development
     University at Albany
     Health Sciences Campus
     Cancer Research Center, CRC 306
     Rensselaer NY 12144
     (518) 591-7209
     [email protected]

Naming Opportunities

Making a donation to the Gen*NY*Sis Center’s Fund for Memory and Hope is a way to recognize the importance of cancer research. Naming opportunities exist throughout the Gen*NY*Sis Center facility. Through these opportunities, corporations, foundations and individual donors may create permanent tributes as they help advance pioneering research.

The Gen*NY*Sis Center Building

$10 million

Endowed Funds

Chairs, Fellowships, Professorships, Assistantships, Research Gift range: $100,000 - $5 million

Entry Spaces

Atrium Lobby, Balcony Lobby Gift Range: $500,000 - $1 million

Public Meeting Spaces

Includes Conference Rooms, Auditorium Gift Range: $25,000 - $1 million

Research and Service Laboratories, Facilities, Offices

Gift Range: $10,000 - $150,000

Benches and Seating Areas

Includes Laboratory benches Gift range: $2,500 - $25,000