A Mission and Vision
NYU Winthrop Hospital’s Development Office has been spending much important time educating our "natural constituency" – our patients – and the general public as to both the reason and need for philanthropic support. We all know that this country's nonprofit organizations, such as major healthcare institutions like NYU Langone Health, not only by IRS code, but also because of need, seek and generate significant sums of charitable support. In fact, last year, $390.05 billion was contributed in the United States, with 8% or $33.14 billion of it going to healthcare.
For many years since our founding in 1896, Nassau Hospital, later known as Winthrop-University Hospital, and today, NYU Winthrop Hospital, had not been as forthright about seeking private funding as many like nonprofit organizations in this country. We are now doing so more assertively and comprehensively through 12-month efforts such as the Annual Fund, major gift and planned gift initiatives, and major campaigns such as a Gateway to New Discoveries, which helped make the building of the new Research and Academic Center possible and which continues to address the Hospital's research and research endowment needs.
The new NYU Winthrop Hospital
This is an exciting and dynamic time for NYU Winthrop Hospital. We are benefitting from successful dedication to mission and careful attention to vision resulting in accelerated but measured growth to a $1.4 billion academic health center that has led to our recent affiliation with NYU Langone Health. This exciting new partnership elevates our presence as an expanded and major healthcare hub on Long Island and in the New York region.
As many more will to turn to our great hospital for their healthcare needs in the years to come, there is an important need for increased support for expansion at our institution to meet the increasing demand for services. With NYU Winthrop's growing focus on philanthropic support, coupled with that major focus and effort at NYU Langone Health, philanthropic needs and an expanded pool of supporters will join and build upon those who have and continue to support our great hospital. These supporters include key friends and organizations, our esteemed Board of Directors, medical staff and hospital staff.
Consider that the Gateway to New Discoveries Campaign for the Research and Academic Center, research and research endowment, which began in 2010, has generated more than $26 million from 1,307 donors to date, with more than $5 million contributed by 331 medical staff and more than $1 million contributed by 664 hospital staff. Those two populations and their numbers are notable as they mark the Hospital’s first internal campaign and exemplify extraordinary "family" giving.
Their support continues to be an endorsement and motivation for other potential supporters, and their support has legacy acknowledgement with the continuing number of contributor names, adding to the 937 current names on the glass panes in the Research and Academic Center's Employee Recognition Gallery. With the continuing Campaign to generate support for research and research endowment, a second donor wall to complement the current prominent Center lobby donor wall is planned. To date, that giving represents $1.8 million from 26 contributors.
The need and opportunity for giving at NYU Winthrop continues to grow. In addition to research and research endowment, particularly for diabetes, obesity and cardio-metabolic research, NYU Winthrop is planning to expand and renovate its Emergency Department as well as expand its New Life Center, where approximately 5,000 babies are born each year. Increasing the Emergency Department's space and bed capacity, coupled with renovation enhancements will improve patient flow and enable a more efficient and effective experience for our patients. What's more, the addition of several private maternity rooms and new bed space for surgical and medical patients in an expanded New Life Center will greatly enhance the Center as well as the patient and family experience.
Philanthropic need will continue
Often nonprofit organizations are judged as not needing philanthropic support because of their success or even their size. This is a misconception as the balance of earned and contributed revenue is critical to the nonprofit and provides both necessary sustained revenue as well as the margin of difference needed for growth and excellence.
It also provides an important opportunity for the internal and external communities to be represented and to demonstrate endorsement for their organization. In this way, those contributors take the lead and provide a level of confidence for others to follow with their giving.
NYU Winthrop will continue to remain focused on mission and vision, provide the highest level of management, planning and service, and work to be the strong and vital new regional NYU medical hub. NYU Winthrop can accomplish this with the sustained, increased and new philanthropic support of a growing number of contributors.
We invite you to learn more about ways to contribute by visiting www.winthrop.org/giving-to-winthrop, calling the Office of Development at (516) 663-3398, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.