Help preserve one of Syracuse’s most precious assets with a donation to Oakwood Cemetery.

Annual Gifts

As a non-profit organization, Oakwood Cemeteries of Syracuse relies on the generosity of people like you who value the history, architecture and natural beauty that is found within it’s rolling 160 acres. Donations help ensure that Oakwood Cemetery is not only preserved but enhanced for generations to come.

Oakwood Cemetery gratefully accepts tax-deductible donations. Your support will ensure that this Central New York cultural treasure’s historically significant buildings, landmarks, and landscape, as well as the stories they tell for the City of Syracuse will not only be preserved but enhanced for future generations to enjoy.

In addition to providing additional resources for Gifts to Oakwood Cemetery assist with such things as the upkeep and maintenance of historically significant mausoleums and the Silsbee Chapel, restoring and replacing veteran grave markers and headstones, updating roads and drainage, and repairing fallen monuments.

You can make your donation here via our secure website. Click on the Give Now button above to complete the simple online donation process.

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Did you know that you can remember Oakwood Cemetery in your will or estate plan? You can make such a gift, or “bequest” to Oakwood Cemeteries of Syracuse, through your will or trust at the time of your passing in any number of ways, including a gift of cash, appreciated stock or property or through a beneficiary designation in a retirement account or life insurance policy.

Including Oakwood Cemetery in your estate planning is as simple as including the following sentence in your will:

I give, devise and bequeath to Oakwood Cemeteries of Syracuse, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(13) corporation, located in Syracuse, NY, the rest, residue and remainder (or state all, a $ amount, or a percentage) of my estate, both real and personal, to be used for its general support.

A bequest is an extraordinary expression of your commitment to preserving one of Syracuse’s most precious historical assets, but one that costs you nothing during your lifetime. We encourage you to discuss options and the impact they may have on your estate and personal situation with your attorney and/or financial advisor.

For more information about including Oakwood Cemetery in your estate plans, please contact Daniel Glavin, Executive Director, at 315.475.2194 or


Our Services


Beautiful burial plots and custom-made mausoleums provide a picturesque resting place for people who want to honor those close to them that have passed on.

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Oakwood Cemetery provides cremation services that cater to every family’s needs and cremation property so you have a permanent spot for your loved one’s ashes.

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