During this annual season of giving, the Bon Secours Mercy Health Foundation wrapped up its yearly fundraising campaign. Our internal “Give for Good” campaign is an associate giving fundraiser that encourages team members from across our ministry to donate money that will support dozens of local and ministry-wide initiatives.
To date, the Give for Good campaign has raised more than $7 million for the Bon Secours Mercy Health Foundation. And this year alone, our team members contributed nearly $1.8 million!
As a part of this fundraising campaign, each region we serve is asked to identify their local priorities and allocate funds to each initiative accordingly. In addition to those at the local level, employee donors can choose to support two ministry-wide funds.
- The Caring for Our Own Fund: Money from this fund provides aid to ministry associates facing financial hardships. During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, this fund was set up with a large grant from the Foundation that was used to help associates cover costs of childcare and eldercare, as well as to help frontline staff members continue working. More than $118,000 will go to this fund from the 2021 campaign.
- Bon Secours Mercy Health Impact Fund: Shared among all Foundation markets, this fund supports the greatest needs across the ministry.
Team members are encouraged to participate through flexible giving options. They can give through payroll deduction over 26 pay periods, choose a one-time payroll deduction, non-exempt associates can donate PTO, which is turned into cash for their selected fund, or give by credit card, electronic check (ACH) or PayPal.
Outside of individual contributions, top executive leaders donated $150,700, and two corporate sponsorships further added to the total.
Tim Koder, president of the Bon Secours Mercy Health Foundation, believes that the variety of causes each fund supports allows donors to know they are putting their hard-earned money to good use.
“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 shares. “The extraordinary show of support from team members 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.