How to Make a Gift

For nearly 90 years, Loretto has provided long term care services to older adults in Central New York. Each gift to the Loretto Foundation will help to support the future of quality and accessible long-term healthcare for Central New York’s frail elderly.

Loretto continues to maximize financial reimbursements through traditional government reimbursements, but reimbursements are declining. As challenges grow because of economic uncertainty, state and federal cuts to Medicaid and Medicare, fewer people over the age of 80, and limited access to capital, Loretto will need your support to continue its mission: to honor, serve, and empower every elder and those who care for them to live with purpose, wholeness, and dignity.

Loretto graciously accepts gifts of any kind to help us achieve our mission to honor, serve, and empower every elder and those who care for them to live with purpose, wholeness, and dignity.

Please click the button below to make a donation.

Below, please find a wide range of giving opportunities.

  • Unrestricted Gifts
  • Endowment- Loretto Foundation's Founder Fund
  • Restricted gift to a Loretto affiliated program
  • A Wonderful Life Tribute Program
  • Annual Celebration Luncheon Sponsorship

If you are interested in including Loretto in your estate planning, please contact Katie Mondrick at 315-413-3909 or at


Upon the death of a loved one, many families designate Loretto to receive memorial contributions in remembrance of a loved one and to honor Loretto’s care. Others give a gift through the Loretto Tribute Program in honor of a special occasion, anniversary or to acknowledge the work and exceptional service of Loretto employees or volunteers. 

When you make a gift, please include the name of the person you are memorializing or honoring and where you would like the acknowledgement sent. (Either to the family for memorial gifts or the individual for honorary gifts.) We will send a letter to notify the family or individual of your thoughtfulness.

Leaf tribute ceremonies are held annually on Mother’s Day and Grandparents Day. Private ceremonies can also be scheduled. 

There are five A Wonderful Life Tribute Trees located at Buckley Landing, The Heritage The Nottingham, PACE CNY North and the Cunningham. Leaf levels are:

  • Bronze - $250
  • Silver - $500
  • Gold - $1,000
  • Branch - $2,500

For more information, please contact Nina LaFontaine at 315-413-3272 or Brenda McCutcheon at 315-413-3364. Or email

Loretto’s Celebration Luncheon

The Loretto Foundation hosts its Annual Signature Celebration Luncheon, celebrating the accomplishments and care of older adults in Central New York and awards individuals with lifetime community achievements with the Loretto Legacy Award.

Past Loretto Legacy Award honorees include:

  • The People of Loretto (2016)
  • Loretto Founders & Visionaries (2015)
  • Veteran Supporters (2014)
  • First Responders (2013)
  • Dr. Dale Avers and Mike Price (2012)
  • Monsignor Charles J. Fahey & Tully Middle School Students (2011)
  • Sally Kelley & Omnicare (2010)
  • Charles and Mary Ann Zimmerman (2009)
  • John J. ‘Bud’ Costello (2008)
  • Jackie Coley (2008)
  • Dr. Gerald A. Cleveland and Professor Horace J. Landry (2007)
  • Nick Coyne, Dr. Alfred Falcone and Amelia Greiner (2006)
  • George Schunck and Congressman James Walsh (2005)
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