2017 Employees Giving Campaign

Frequently Asked Questions 

What is the Employees Giving Campaign?
The Employees Giving Campaign is an outreach effort by a group of employee volunteers, combined with the Fund Development staff, to encourage everyone on the Hartford Hospital team to make charitable contributions in support of the programs and services provided by the Hospital. As employees, we all play a key role in the daily care of our patients. Because Hartford Hospital is a not-for-profit, we seek and accept donations from grateful patients and their families, community members, corporations, medical staff, and foundations, in addition to employees. Every employee is invited to participate at any point in the year.

How much is raised through the Employees Giving Campaign?
The 2016 Employees Giving Campaign raised over $105,000 for programs and services throughout the hospital.

Why are donations from employees important?
When our employees give, it sends a meaningful endorsement to the greater community. This is especially important when seeking financial contributions from other sources like corporations and foundations. To tell them that a large number of our employees personally invest in where they work proves the strength of support from those who know Hartford Hospital best.

How is the Employees Giving Campaign different than the United Way?
The Employees Giving Campaign is managed internally by Hartford Hospital’s Fund Development officeWhen you make a donation, you are supporting the programs and servicesof Hartford Hospital. The United Way is a separate organization. When you make a gift to the United Way Campaign, your donation is pooled with other donations and allocated by the United Way to other valued non-profit organizations in the Greater Hartford area.

How much should I contribute and is my contribution tax deductible?
Making a contribution is a personal decision and any amount is welcome and appreciated. If you itemize deductions on your tax return, all contributions to Hartford Hospital are deductible to the extent provided by law.

Yes, I’d like to make a difference and contribute!
Thank you! For payroll deduction or credit card, fax this form to (860) 545-2800, or you may send it through interoffice mail to Fund Development. To make a donation by check, write your check out to “Hartford Hospital” and send through interoffice mail to Fund Development. You may also e-mail the pledge form to jennifer.coutu@hhchealth.org.

When will my payroll deduction begin?
Your deduction will typically begin within two to three weeks of when we receive your completed form.      

If I sign up for payroll deduction, do I need to renew each year?
You do not need to renew each year, as your deduction will continue. You can, however, make a change to your donation level at any time. Your change will be made in two to three weeks.

What if I already give through payroll deduction and want to make a change?
Make a note of your change on your new pledge form and send to Fund Development through interoffice mail, or by fax at (860) 545-2800. Please write on the form that you are making a change to an existing payroll deduction. 

I would like to make a donation, but have additional questions . . .
Please contact Jenn Coutu, Associate Director of Development, at x 2-2969 (860-972-2969) or by e-mail at jennifer.coutu@hhchealth.org. 

 

How can you support the Employees Giving Campaign?

 

 

1) Through payroll deduction: Download a pledge form and send it through interoffice mail to Fund Development, or through the U.S. Postal Service to Hartford Hospital, Attn: Fund Development, 80 Seymour Street, Hartford, CT  06102.

2) Online: Make a one time gift online.

3) Call Jennifer Coutu at (860) 972-2969, or email at jennifer.coutu@hhchealth.org