As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization receiving no government funds, the Lupus Alliance of Upstate New York is primarily a volunteer-driven organization that relies on individuals, businesses and foundations for financial support.

Corporate & Foundation Giving

Sponsorship, product donations, grants, and one-time gift opportunities are available at a variety of giving levels. Each is integral to our mission and offers appropriate gift recognition. You can choose to support lupus communities locally, regionally or throughout our 33-county service area in upstate New York, by sponsoring an event, funding an existing lupus program or new initiative, partnering in a media campaign or choosing from a host of other opportunities. We are here to assist you in making the gift that best suits your objectives and helps fulfill our mission, including employee engagement. For information, contact Judith Christian, President & CEO, at

Individual Giving

Individual donor support is critical to the lupus community and to the Lupus Alliance of Upstate New York. Here are a few of the many ways to give: 

Tributes and Memorials
Honoring or remembering a loved one with lupus is particularly meaningful, when it is done through a donation made in your loved one's name and the funds are used to support the lupus community as a whole. Thoughtful cards are used to acknowledge these gifts, which may be made in any amount. 

Make a Tribute/Memorial Gift

Legacy gifts establish long-term recognition and may include naming opportunities such as a scholarship, program or special event. Giving at this level is less about having large sums of disposable income in the future and more about taking mindful action to ensure a brighter tomorrow for those who suffer today. Small steps today can achieve important, lasting outcomes. To receive information about legacy giving, contact our office by phone or email.