Michelle Adey, age 5 Christmas 1981

Who We Are

The Michelle M. Adey Memorial Fund is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) that provides financial assistance to families of dependent children who suffer from a serious illness of any kind. Our areas of operation are primarily Oneida, Madison and Herkimer Counties in Central New York.
Since our incorporation in 1986, Michelle M. Adey Memorial Fund has disbursed over $898,887 to more than 350 families whose children suffer from cancer, leukemia, heart disease, cystic fibrosis and various illnesses. Several accident and burn victims have also been helped. Although we have assisted many families over the years, there are still several families in need. If you know of a family in need, please contact us.

The Michelle M. Adey Fund receives no State or Federal funding but is supported in the following ways:

  • Private donations
  • Memorial donations
  • New York State Employee Federal Appeal
  • Annual Golf Tournament: The Michelle Adey Open

In Honor of Michelle

Helping families in the Greater Utica-Rome New York, Region

Michelle Adey, the daughter of Michael Adey and Mary Carmel Wolf, died of cystic fibrosis in 1982 at age 6. To keep her memory alive and to help families of children with life-threatening illnesses deal with the financial burden of travel, hospital costs and other expenses, Michelle’s family and friends started the “Michelle M. Adey Memorial Fund.”

“When Michelle was sick, so many people opened their hearts to us that we wanted to find a way to provide that type of help to parents who are living through what we went through,”

said Michael Adey in a news release.

The Michelle M. Adey Memorial Fund was established in 1982 and is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.
It’s the longest running charity of its kind in the area and operates primarily in the greater Utica-Rome region.

Callihan Marshall
DEC 15, 2023

WESTMORELAND, N.Y.- For the second year in a row, the Westmoreland Central School District held a tree lighting for the community, but this year’s event had more meaning.

Our district decided to donate all proceeds from this event to the Michelle M. Adey Foundation. During this school year, Westmoreland Central School District committed to raising money for a local organization every two months through our Adopt-A-Charity Initiative. Throughout the two months, students and staff learn about the importance of that organization. For the months of November and December, we are supporting the Michelle M. Adey Foundation.

On Monday night, the community gathered at the Primary Elementary School for some hot chocolate, basket raffles and Christmas shopping. Later, everyone watched the tree in front of the school light up in the most beautiful colors. Then Santa and Mrs. Claus made a grand entrance on a Westmoreland Fire Department Fire Truck. Students and their families took pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

The community came together and raised more than $1,600.00 and with a total of $3700.00 for all events for a good cause. Thank you to everyone who came out to show their support!

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Michelle M. Adey Memorial Fund
✉ Attn: Mary Carmel Wolf, Secretary
8572 Teugega Pt. Rd
Rome, NY 13440

☎(315) 335-1421

✉ info@michelleadeyfund.org

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