Our team members kicked off the giving season earlier this year by raising more than $1.8 million in an annual fundraising campaign.
Called “Give for Good,” this internal campaign is an associate giving fundraiser that encourages employees to donate money that supports a variety of initiatives that range from the local level to ministry-wide.
While our associates raised more than $1.8 million this year, the Give for Good campaign has brought in more than $7 million to date to support the Bon Secours Mercy Health Foundation.
Outside of local initiatives identified by the regions we serve, our employees can also choose to support two ministry-wide funds.
These include the:
- Bon Secours Mercy Health Impact Fund: This fund supports the greatest needs across the ministry and is shared among all Foundation markets.
- Caring for Our Own Fund: Money from this fund provides aid to ministry associates experiencing financial hardships. Set up during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, this fund was set up using a large grant from the Bon Secours Mercy Health Foundation and was used to cover the costs of child care and eldercare. In addition, money from this fund was used to help frontline staff members continue to work. More than $118,000 from the 2021 campaign will go to this fund.
Team members also have the option of donating through more flexible giving options outside of the traditional one-time contribution through credit card or electronic check. These include payroll deduction over 26 pay periods, a one-time payroll deduction and donation using PayPal. Non-exempt associates can also donate PTO, which is turned into cash for their selected fund.
In addition to individual donations, top executive leaders for Bon Secours Mercy health donated $150,700. Two corporate sponsors further added to the final total for 2021.
Tim Koder, president of the Bon Secours Mercy Health Foundation, believes that the variety of causes each fund supports allows our associates who donate to feel assured their hard-earned money is supporting worthy causes.
“The Give for Good Associate Giving Campaign puts the power in each associate’s hands to give to a fund that will provide good help for someone or something they care about,” he says. “The extraordinary show of support from associates since the campaign’s inception demonstrates a firm commitment to our mission beyond the important and selfless work they do every day. We are extremely grateful.”
Thank you to all our team members who donated to the Give for Good campaign this year! Learn more about our ministry’s foundation.