Office of Institutional Advancement

Employee Giving FAQs

The Employee Giving Campaign is a campus-wide program enhancing the culture of philanthropy at Jefferson, and offering employees an opportunity to make a philanthropic impact on programs across the enterprise.

The Employee Giving Campaign will run for six weeks, kicking off on April 4 with the inaugural Jefferson Giving Day, and ending on May 10. Any gift made to Jefferson in the 2019 fiscal year will count for this campaign.

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 provides 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 by 17%.

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 completing a payroll deduction form, 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.

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.

Online
Make your gift online at Jefferson.edu/EmployeeGiving by selecting your campus from the buttons on the right side of the page.

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.

  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.
  3. Payments are deducted from your paycheck bi-weekly.


Check
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
130 S. 9th Street, Suite 1700
Philadelphia, PA 19107 

Phone
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 qualifies as participation toward our goal.

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Questions? Feel free to contact Julia Barr, Director, Employee Giving at 215-955-0977 or julia.barr@jefferson.edu with any questions or inquiries.