Fundraising Initiatives

Support Eastern Long Island Hospital Foundation

Our donors come from all walks of life, contributing gifts of every size, to help us deliver the very best care to the communities we serve.

Current Fundraising Initiatives

You can make a world of difference, right here close to home. When you support Eastern Long Island Hospital Foundation, you give our neighbors the gift of good health. Here are several ways your donations make a real difference:

2023 “Care Campaign” Annual Appeal

At Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital, we have always taken great pride in our delivery of the highest quality of compassionate care to every patient that crosses our threshold. Funds raised by the “Care Campaign” Annual Appeal support our hospital’s infrastructure, innovative partnerships, and patient care services.

As we look to the future, we know community needs are changing. Healthcare is evolving and we have a significant role to play in ensuring our community’s good health. In order to continue the standard of success that we have attained, we invite you to participate in our 2023 “Care Campaign.”

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2023 “Care Campaign” <span>Annual Appeal</span>

Investing in Our Future:

The Campaign for Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital

At the Foundation, it is our responsibility to raise funds to help maintain the hospital’s buildings and infrastructure and add new structures when the need arises. If we do our job well, then the trust you place in us is well spent. For generations, and more recently with the commitment of the Foundation’s dedicated assistance, the hospital has been able to provide the North Fork and Shelter Island communities with outstanding care in a loving, compassionate and family-centered environment for the past 118 years.

Hospitals operate 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. At Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital (SBELIH), we have been operating on this schedule for over 100 years. This places a great burden on our facility.

In order to maintain the high level of quality care that has become our hallmark and meet the unprecedented challenges of the future, we must upgrade our facilities to help our staff provide the highest quality of care to you.

That is why we are embarking on an ambitious philanthropic campaign…

The Capital Campaign Fund

Direct your gift to the Investing in our Future-Capital Campaign Fund

Or, designate, if you wish, your gift to support any of the following projects:

  • Nursing Stations Renovation/Upgrades
  • Greenhouse Grill Renovation
  • Exterior Painting
  • Various ER Renovations/Upgrades
  • Behavioral Health Recreation Room Renovation
  • HVAC Upgrade for Med/Surg
<span>Investing in Our Future: <br></span><br>The Campaign for Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital

The Medical Innovation Fund

Medical technology advances every day, providing better ways to diagnose conditions and creating new approaches to saving lives. Your gift to the Foundation helps keep our hospital on the leading edge of innovation. From the most up-to-date care for surgery, orthopaedics and a host of other diagnostic conditions, to the most innovative ways to care safely and effectively for patients, your support for the Medical Innovation Fund provides the much-needed resources that take our community-centered medical center from good to great.

Direct your gift to the “Medical Innovation Fund”

Or, designate, if you wish, your gift to support the following project:

The <span>Medical Innovation</span> Fund

The Physician Recruitment and Retention Fund

The centerpiece of our hospital mission is to address current and emerging healthcare needs in our community. Fundamental to this mission is the development of a robust physician network. It has always been our goal to develop a balanced and comprehensive medical staff, however, the medical economics were challenging and financially prohibitive. Only with us becoming part of Stony Brook Medicine and the associated physician network doing the calculating change have we begun to realize this major goal of a comprehensive local physician network. Building such a network will require financial participation on SBELIH’s part. The good news is that this network will be shared by both Stony Brook and Southampton Hospitals. We will have the responsibility to support our part of the present network. The costs include physician on call coverage as well as sessional expenses, as many of the subspecialties will be out here on a part time basis in various venues, i.e. Peconic Landing Center for Well-Being (open to the public), 222 Manor Place across from the hospital, Southold Primary Care, and Mattituck Advanced Primary Care.

To help finance this network we propose to establish a “Physician Recruitment and Retention Fund” through our Foundation with a goal of $10 million to increase our local medical staff by 2-3 physicians per year.

Direct your gift to the "Physician Recruitment and and Retention Fund"

The <span>Physician Recruitment</span> and Retention Fund

The Nursing Advancement and Engagement Fund

Nurses are the cornerstone of great healthcare. At Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital, we want to see our nurses not only maintain their competencies but expand their expertise. Your support will help nurses pursue certifications in specialty areas such as emergency medicine, operating room and behavioral health to attend educational courses and conferences. Today’s nurses are deeply interested in actively improving their profession, and the Fund will provide in-demand opportunities for them to grow while helping attract and retain the most skilled and committed nurses in the region.

Direct your gift to the "Nursing Advancement and Engagement Fund"

The <span>Nursing Advancement</span> and Engagement Fund

A Gift from the Heart

When you give from the heart, you know you’ve changed — even saved — a life. But a gift to the Foundation is also a smart investment in our community. Quality of life, property values and community spirit thrive when a region boasts a comprehensive medical center offering innovative technology, caring medical staff, and the most modern and effective treatments, facilities and services. As a privately supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Eastern Long Island Hospital Foundation relies on you to provide all this and more to our community. Your tax-deductible gifts are essential in the lives of our neighbors.

For more information, please contact Linda Sweeney, Vice President/External Affairs, Foundation at (631) 477-5164

A <span>Gift</span> from the Heart