Employee Giving FAQs

As a non-profit institution, Jefferson relies on private philanthropy to support patient care, academic enrichment, and advanced research. Giving is an opportunity to invest in the resources that make your work possible!

The Office of Institutional Advancement (OIA) advances the life-changing mission of Jefferson by optimizing philanthropic support, engaging alumni, patients, and the community; and positioning Jefferson as an entrepreneurial, forward-thinking, and dynamic academic medical center.

As an employee of Jefferson, you have the unique opportunity to give back directly to the place where you work and help enact the changes you want to see on campus. Jefferson is a non-profit institution that relies increasingly on private support. We ask for contributions from alumni, friends, patients, faculty, staff, corporations, and foundations to keep a Jefferson affordable and to expand our research and clinical care.

Together, your gifts help provide competitive financial aid opportunities for deserving students, enhanced resources for research, and support for exceptional clinical care.

Yes! You should designate your gift to an area across the Jefferson campuses that is meaningful to you. If you need a recommendation, we are encouraging employees to designate their gift to the newly created Better Together Fund. The fund offers support to employees seeking assistance from unexpected hardships, as well as provide opportunities to enhance their well-being.

Your gift has an immediate impact on the stability and growth of Jefferson. As an employee donor, you will receive special recognition by senior leadership and will receive the same courtesies as other Jefferson donors.

Any amount that feels comfortable for you. Every gift represents a meaningful step towards our goal of increasing faculty and staff participation.

If your spouse works for a matching gift company, your gift may be doubled or even tripled. Please contact the Human Resources office for your spouse’s company’s matching gift form. Then, just complete the form and enclose it when returning your contribution to Jefferson.

Payroll deduction is one of the most convenient ways to make your gift. By signing up for payroll deduction through PeopleSoft (select ‘Employee Giving’ to get started), you can choose the amount to have automatically deducted from each paycheck. Your gift will be split over multiple pay periods, making it very easy to give incrementally over time. Please refer to our step-by-step guide to Payroll Deduction for additional assistance.

No, payroll deduction gifts and pledges are deducted after-tax according to federal law. You can claim the tax deduction when you file your taxes annually.


Payroll Deduction
Set it and forget it! By enrolling in payroll deduction, you will be able to make a larger gift over time through smaller installations deducted from each paycheck. Follow the instructions below or visit Jefferson.edu/EmployeeGiving for Payroll Deduction forms online. Please refer to our step-by-step guide to Payroll Deduction for additional assistance.

  1. Log into PeopleSoft to set up a payroll deduction and click on Employee Giving.
  2. Select the pledge/gift amount, the fund and start date. You can search for your campus funds by entering your campus location in the search button (example: Abington, Northeast, New Jersey)
  3. Payments are deducted from your paycheck bi-weekly.

Please make checks payable to “Jefferson” and include your gift designation in the memo line. Gifts may be hand delivered, or mailed to:
     Office of Institutional Advancement
     Department 825434
     P.O. Box 71331
     Philadelphia, PA 19176-1331

You may call 1-877-JEFF-GIFT to speak with a member of the Office of Institutional Advancement.

Thank you so much for supporting Jefferson. Your gift inspires others to have a meaningful impact in our community.

Feel free to contact the Annual Giving team at 215-834-1084 or annualgiving@jefferson.edu with any questions or inquiries.