Donor Support & Impact

Philanthropic Mission: Pioneering the Future of Vascular Medicine with Your Support

Founded on the principle of driving collisions among some of the greatest minds in the neuro and cardiovascular space, the JI fuels innovative thought for new medical advancements with the best clinical and engineering staff. Our story as a nonprofit organization is based in this collaboration and innovation – connecting people like YOU with the ability and affinity to support our mission and enhance the future of medicine together.

Collaborations with engineers, physicians, business, and regulatory leaders to pioneer a better way to develop life-saving advances is at the heart of what we do at the JI as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We look beyond the boundaries of established protocols to create new and revolutionary medical device advancements to improve patient treatment and care, helping to save and change lives.

Donate today to help us improve the treatment of vascular disease for millions of people around the globe.

If you are interested in making a donation to the Jacobs Institute, or would like to learn more about our Innovation Tour, please contact Katie Simon, Development Coordinator, at 716-888-4806.


Thank you to all of our wonderful donors for your generous support of the Jacobs Institute! We are honored and pleased that you partner with us in our efforts to improve the treatment of the millions of people affected by vascular disease in Western New York and beyond and to provide educational opportunities for the next generation of leaders in healthcare and medicine. Your commitment to our vision ensures our success.


Endowing Benefactors

  • Jeremy M. & Margaret Jacobs and Family
  • Dr. Lawrence D. & Pamela Jacobs and Family
  • Jennifer Jacobs
  • Scott & Lisa Friedman
  • Empire State Development
  • Max & Helen Jacobs
  • Bill & Maryann Kolb
  • Dr. Louis Lazar & Dr. Jonathan Miller
  • Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP
  • Kimberly Rich Lupkin
  • Frank & Donna McGuire
  • Reginald & Carol Newman
  • Brian J. & Candace O’Mara
  • Dennis J. Siuda
  • John Sommers
  • Reid W. Stafford
  • Manson & Anne Surdam


Foundation Support

  • James H. Cummings Foundation, Inc.
  • Stanford Lipsey Philanthropic Fund
  • The Dreamcatcher Foundation
  • The Frank L. Ciminelli Family Foundation
  • The Gerald and Sandra Lippes Foundation
  • The John R. Oishei Foundation
  • The M&T Charitable Foundation
  • The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation
  • The Roche Foundation
  • The Seymour H. Knox Foundation