Together, we make a difference.



The Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare Foundation and the St. Elizabeth Medical Center Foundation are in the process of coming together to form the MVHS Foundation. The mission is the same - to build relationships and partnerships that inspire generosity in support of the Mohawk Valley Health System.

Our Foundations partner with dedicated friends and donors to achieve our commitment to our patients and our community.

Learn how philanthropy is changing lives at MVHS and how you can help.

About our Foundations

Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare Foundation and St. Elizabeth Medical Center Foundation share roles to secure, manage and steward philanthropic support to benefit the healthcare mission of Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS).

The Foundations are governed and represented by a Board of Directors made up of community-based volunteers, including business leaders and individuals who hold MVHS and health as a personal priority.


As qualified 501(c)3 charitable organizations, our Foundations secure private and corporate gifts and grants through annual giving programs, proposal submissions, major and planned gift development and special events. Gifts are tax deductible as allowed by law. We are responsible for donor recognition and stewardship, and management of donated funds to ensure fulfillment of donor intent now and in the future. A professional staff is employed to carry out the Foundations' programs and manage their administrative and financial responsibilities.

Stewardship and Privacy

We strive to be a model in donor and gift stewardship and as such subscribe to the Donor Bill of Rights set forth by the American Association of Fundraising Counsel, the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy, and Association of Fundraising Professionals. Foundation representatives are committed to HIPAA privacy standards and regulations. Our Foundations do not sell or trade donor information. Please write to us at 1676 Sunset Avenue, Utica, NY 13502 if you wish to have your name removed from the list to receive fundraising requests supporting Faxton St. Luke’s Foundation or St. Elizabeth Medical Center Foundation.