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What is the employee gving campaign?

Packard Children’s is a nonprofit hospital.  Seven years ago, the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health (the philanthropic arm of Packard Children’s and the Department of Pediatrics) started an employee giving campaign to offer employees and faculty a way to support our patients and child health research programs. 

If you have participated in the employee giving campaign, thank you for your continued support. When those of us closest to the hospital and department show our pride and dedication by making a financial gift, it demonstrates to individuals and organizations in our community that Packard Children’s is worthy of their support, too.

When is this year's campaign?

The 7th annual, 2016 employee giving campaign will be from November 2 through 23. Philanthropy touches nearly every patient in one way or another. Your donation—of any amount—will make a difference for the children and families you care so deeply about.  For the hundreds of employees who participate, the employee giving campaign serves as a wonderful source of pride.

I already give so much, why should I contribute financially?

When those of us closest to the hospital and department show our pride and dedication by making a financial gift, it demonstrates to families and organizations in our community that Packard Children’s is worthy of their support, too.

Many of the programs and services that impact our patients’ experience are only made available because of donor support. While the sacrifices you make to our hospital are beyond measure, we are a nonprofit hospital and rely on the financial support of donors to remain a vital resource and provide the extraordinary care we are known for.  Making a donation – of any amount – is just one more powerful way you can give our patients and families a little more hope and support.

One hundred percent of gifts donated to our hospital directly support care for thousands of our patients each year, as well as groundbreaking research into tomorrow’s cures. Last year, more than 13,000 donors supported Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and the child health programs at Stanford University School of Medicine. From coins from an elementary school’s penny drive, to support from local businesses, every dollar makes a difference to our patients.

Many organizations ask for my support, why should I donate to our hospital?

Making a voluntary philanthropic gift shows that extraordinary care truly does start with you and is another way to strengthen the hospital.

Giving back to our hospital sends a powerful statement to your colleagues and our community. Corporations, foundations, and individuals consider our faculty and employee participation rate when prioritizing their philanthropic passions and deciding to award Packard Children’s and the Department of Pediatrics with funding.

We rely on the generosity of our community so that we may continue to provide outstanding pediatric and obstetric care. Each year, contributions from thousands of individuals support everything from child life programs, to innovations in patient care, to research grants that are not part of our hospital’s operating budget. Join the community and your fellow colleagues in supporting our hospital today.

I participated in the 2015 employee giving campaign.  Was the 2015 campaign successful? 

YES!  The 2015 employee giving campaign one of our most successful campaigns yet!  Last year more employees and physicians made a donation to support the hospital than in the previous two years, and the amount donated was more than the previous four years!  Thank you!

Is participation in the employee giving campaign mandatory?

No. Financial contributions are completely voluntary.

Does my giving have any influence on my performance review?

No. Giving has no influence on any performance evaluation.

How do I make a donation?

There are many ways to donate. You can donate online, through payroll deductions by visiting your ADP or AccessHR (SOM) account, or by completing and returning the donation form that was recently mailed to your home or office. Donation forms can also be found at the Information Desk by the entrance of the hospital.

What are my payment options?

Payment options include payroll deductions, personal check, credit card, debit card, cash, planned gifts, or gifts of stock.

Can I use a payroll deduction?

Yes. Payroll deductions are available for hospital employees only. Sign up for payroll deductions using Internet Explorer in the amount of your choosing in your ADP or AccessHR account.

To access ADP, go to AccessHR’s homepage and log in. Continue on through ADP’s deductions tab, select “Add New,” and in the drop-down select “a recurring or one-time deduction” to the Foundation.

Please note, all gifts made through payroll deductions will go to the Children’s Fund.

If you wish to donate to a specific program or department, or in memory or in honor of an individual, please use the online giving form. Monthly gifts can also be made via credit or debit card using the form. If you have any questions please contact our team or call us at (650) 736-2437.

I am already giving monthly to the hospital—do I automatically become a Monthly Giving Partner?

Yes, employees already giving monthly are automatically enrolled in the Monthly Giving Partners program.

Can I choose where I want to designate my donation?

Of course!  We want your gift to be meaningful to you!  You can choose to designate your support. Philanthropic contributions support a wide array of programs and services, including a number of those in medical and surgical services, patient and family services, and community resources. 

Please note, all gifts made through payroll deductions will go to the Children’s Fund unless you notify the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health. To designate your payroll deduction, for inquiries or more information regarding how to direct gifts, please contact Jennifer Naecker at Jennifer.Naecker@lpfch.org or (650) 736-2437. If you wish to donate to a specific program or department, or in memory or in honor of an individual, please use the online giving form.

Is there a deadline for making my gift?

Gifts to our hospital can be made at any time throughout the year but the employee giving campaign officially begins on November 2, 2016. You can support our hospital year round by donating online or by calling (650) 736-2437.

How do I donate online?

Use the online giving form.

How will my donation be recognized?

Your gift will be recognized every day as our hospital continues to provide extraordinary care to every child and expectant mother who walks through our doors. You will also receive an acknowledgment letter and tax receipt for your donation.

Can I make an anonymous donation?

Yes, please specify on your donation form that you want your gift to be listed anonymously.  We would still like to have your contact information so we can thank you, but your name will not be shared publicly.

What kinds of incentives are there?

Any employee who donates will receive an E-Goodie Bag via email. 

The employee giving campaign events are sponsored by Stanford Federal Credit Union and other local businesses.

If I have more questions, who can I contact?

If you have questions, please contact our team or call us at (650) 736-2437.