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Be Inspired Workplace Giving Campaign

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Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation

Workplace Giving Campaign Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Workplace Giving Campaign?

This campaign is an opportunity for our colleagues to share in Saint Mary’s Hospital culture of giving.

Why should I give to the Workplace Giving Campaign?

As a Saint Mary’s colleague, you know more than anyone what a strong impact your gift can make on the health and well- being of our patients, their family members, and our community. Each donation, no matter what size, will make a difference for the patients we so deeply care about and show the community that we are passionate about our mission. At Saint Mary’s Hospital, we believe that every patient deserves the opportunity to receive the highest quality healthcare, regardless of their ability to pay. Through the generous support of our community, its leaders, and our colleagues, Saint Mary’s has been able to remain competitive in the field of healthcare, and offers the best care to our patients. This includes the most vulnerable patients – the underinsured and the uninsured.

Is participation in the Workplace Giving Campaign mandatory?

No. All donations are 100% voluntary and 100% appreciated. We have a 100% participation goal, and any amount will help get us there. Your donation amount will remain confidential.

How do I make a donation?

Saint Mary’s Hospital colleagues may make a donation through payroll deduction, check, cash, or credit card. Donations can be made with a Be Inspired Pledge Form (available through your department team leader, in the Foundation office, or on our internal infonet. Every colleague who donates to the Workplace Giving Campaign will receive a Be Inspired incentive gift, and the gift options are listed on the pledge forms.

What is the deadline for making a gift?

Our Workplace Giving Campaign kicks off on September 30th, and runs through October 31, 2016. You are welcome to contribute any time of year, but the official campaign time period runs for the month. By donating during the campaign, you will be eligible for Be Inspired incentive gifts and be entered into weekly raffles for other prizes valued at $500 or more.

Where does my donation go?Be Inspired Icons

The best part of the Workplace Giving Campaign is that YOU decide where you want to direct your support. Your donation can be made to the area of your choice, including Technology and Innovation, Caring for our Community, the Saint Mary’s Crisis Fund, the Scholarship and Education Fund, or to the United Way of Greater Waterbury. Please contact the Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation regarding the funding opportunities if you have any questions.

When does the payroll deduction for this campaign begin and end?

Payroll deduction for your gift will begin on the next pay period after your pledge form is received and processed. Deductions will rollover from year to year until the authorized amount has been reached or until you notify the Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation office, or complete a revised pledge form to change the amount of your donation.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes. Every donor will receive an acknowledgement for their tax-deductible gift. Please consult with your tax advisor for more details. The Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation EIN # is 22-252-8400.

What is the Saint Mary's Hospital Foundation?

Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit and is the fundraising entity for Saint Mary’s Hospital. The Foundation was established in 1990 in order to support the Hospital and expand the services provided to the community. With the commitment and generosity of the Greater Waterbury Community, the Foundation has since been able to raise the funds to renovate and expand facilities, develop crucial outreach and clinical programs, acquire state-of-the-art equipment and technology, and attract an accomplished medical staff who bring a variety of different skills and expertise to the Greater Waterbury Community.

Who should I contact if I have questions about my gift or the campaign?

You may contact Carrie Fuller in the Foundation office at or by phone at (203) 709-6720.