About Us & FAQ's

It Starts with Us Giving Campaign

The It Starts with Us giving campaign began in 2009 as a consolidated effort to connect employees, physicians, and staff to philanthropy at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. We are grateful that our Packard Children’s team members continue to support this campaign by prioritizing philanthropy at our hospital.

The 2019 It Starts with Us giving campaign focuses on encouraging all employees to participate with a donation of any size and celebrating your generosity in supporting the patients and families in our care.

FAQs

How do I donate?

You can donate online, through payroll deductions by visiting your ADP or eConnect account, or by sending your remit envelope via mail.

Can I choose where my donation goes?

Yes! We encourage you to designate your gift to the area that means the most to you. Can’t decide? The Children’s Fund is a great place to start! If you have further questions about gift designation, please reach out to ItStartsWithUs@stanfordchildrens.org

Is participation in the employee giving campaign mandatory?

No. We recognize that giving is a personal decision.

I’d like to get more involved in fundraising for my department or specific area of interest. 

That’s fabulous! There are many ways to get involved with giving to our hospital. Please connect with our Champions for Children program to start a fundraising campaign of your own. 

I work at a clinic/unit offside from the Main and West Buildings, can I still participate?

Yes! The It Starts WIth Us Campaign is a team effort and we encourage all employees associated with Stanford Children’s Health and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford to participate.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes! You will get a receipt emailed to you if you gave online or mailed to you if you gave in person or via mail. 

What is the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health?

The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health is the sole fundraising entity for Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and the child health programs at Stanford University School of Medicine. Philanthropy supports clinical care, research, and education to improve the health of children and expectant mothers, locally and worldwide. All Foundation employees undergo extensive HIPAA and PHI training. The Foundation respects the privacy concerns of individual donors and directs and stewards funds consistent with donor intent. 

The campaign seems expensive, where does the money come from?

The It Starts with Us campaign has had a long-standing sponsor partnership with Stanford Federal Credit Union for campaign related events and marketing. Donations to the Children's Fund—100 percent—go to support the patients and families we serve.