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Ways to Give

  • Personal

    At River Hospital, we know that charitable giving is extremely personal. Which is why we are so thankful for each and every gift we receive.

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  • Business

    River Hospital has several events throughout the calendar year and we are always seeking corporate sponsorships to enhance them. If you would like more information on how your business can support River Hospital as well as increase your visibility among members of the River Communities, contact Claire Wakefield at 315.482.4981 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Planned Giving

    The River Legacy is a group of like-minded individuals who believe in quality health care today, and in the future. Your planned gift supports ongoing initiatives that address the most pressing health care needs, strengthening the River Communities for years to come. To become a member of The River Legacy, you only need to inform the Development Office that you have made, or intend to make, a planned gift to River Hospital.

    A charitable planned gift to River Hospital is one way to leave a legacy of caring for generations to come. It is also a prudent way to reduce or eliminate gift, estate, capital gains and income taxes on the funds you give for the charitable purposes, while supporting River Hospital’s important mission of quality healthcare. Planned gifts include charitable contributions through wills, charitable gift annuities, charitable trusts, life insurance or pooled income funds.

    Your thoughtful gift can provide new technologies, enhance River Hospital’s ability to provide patient care, and touch literally thousands of men, women and children who benefit from the many programs and services at River Hospital. The amount of the bequest or trust is entirely your choice and will be kept strictly confidential. We would be delighted to meet with you and answer any questions you may have.

  • Tribute Giving

    A gift in honor or memory of a beloved friend or associate can be the most appropriate way to express a lasting tribute. To honor someone at an important milestone in his or her life, for instance a birthday or anniversary, is also a way to give a special gift to that person. This is also an ideal way to recognize a River Hospital employee who has made a difference in the life of a patient.

    You may also honor or remember a loved one by purchasing a paver or bench for the River Hospital Walkway. Each paver or bench can be engraved with a special message. Please call the Development Office at 315.482.4976 with any questions and how to order.

  • Amazon Smile

    You Shop. Amazon Gives.

    Support River Hospital by shopping on

    AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. But when you shop on, you can select River Hospital, Inc. as your charitable organization and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to support our programs and services.

    Once you log in at and select River Hospital, Inc. as your charitable organization, everything else you do on Amazon will remain the same. Keep visiting for all of your Amazon shopping and 0.5% of each purchase will be donated to River Hospital. No extra cost is passed on to you. Shop Now!

  • Grateful Patient Program

    At River Hospital, exceptional health care and compassion go hand in hand. Our patients often express their gratitude for this excellent care in a variety of ways – through their kind words, smiles, letters of thanks and financial contributions.

    Many patients and their families have contributed financially to benefit River Hospital to show their appreciation in a way that will help others receive outstanding care. The Grateful Patient Program provides an opportunity to recognize the care you or a loved one received as a patient of River Hospital. You may honor staff, a physician, an area of care, or a clinical program while making a tangible, meaningful impact on our ability to care for patients.

    Your gift to River Hospital may support clinical services in areas with the greatest need or in an area of special meaning to you or your family. To make a gift toward the Grateful Patient Program, print a copy of our Grateful Patient Brochure complete the form and mail it with your check or credit card information to River Hospital Development Office, PO Box 567, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607.