How To Make A Gift - In Honor or Memory Of

There is often no better way to honor or memorialize that special person than by making a gift in their name. At Albany Medical Center, we offer you several options to make your tribute gift matter:

Honor Gifts
Sometimes that special gift for someone you love and respect just cannot be found at a shopping center or mall. Sometimes a gift that not only touches the recipient but makes a difference in the lives of others can be the perfect choice.  Honorary gifts can be made at any occasion: birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, and/or  holidays. 

Click here to make a gift in honor of an Albany Med doctor, nurse or staff member. We'll honor them with a coveted Champion pin, which will let them know of your generous tribute.
To make a gift in honor of a caregiver at Albany Med, please CLICK HERE.
At Albany Medical Center we also encourage our patients or the families of our patients to consider a gift in honor of a special caregiver who made a hospital stay a bit more comfortable. If given in honor of one of our staff members, a Champion pin will be presented to that staff member by the Foundation. As part of our Grateful Patient Program, this pin offers the Albany Medical Center Foundation a special way to let each honored person know that someone has personally acknowledged them for the care they gave.

This pin will be given to each honored person or department, recognizing the Champions of Albany Med for their hard work and efforts in offering quality, compassionate care. 

For more information on how to honor your caregiver with a gift, please contact Jenny Nagengast at or 518-262-3835,.

Memorial Gifts
Making a charitable contribution to Albany Medical Center in the name of a lost friend or loved one can make a tangible difference in our community. Your gift will have a great affect on the work we do in pursuing excellence in patient care, medical education and biomedical research.

After you make your tribute gift, we will notify the family of the deceased of your gift. (however, no mention will be made of the gift’s value). You will receive an acknowledgement for your gift for tax purposes. Memorial gifts may be made online, over the phone, or by mail.

Directing Memorial Gifts to Albany Medical Center
Families often ask how to encourage memorial gifts to Albany Medical Center in honor of a loved one. The following language may be helpful in an obituary, either in print or online.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memory of (Name of Loved One) to (Name of Department, Program or Fund) at Albany Medical Center, c/o Albany Medical Center Foundation, P.O. Box 8928, Albany, NY 12208 or online at

If you wish to notify us that general gifts made in your loved one’s memory should be designated toward a specific program, or if you have any questions, please call the Foundation Office at 518-262-3322.