Join the My Giving Helps: MGH Fund + United Way
employee campaign

How will you get involved this September?

About My Giving Helps

September is here and that means it’s time to kick off the My Giving Helps: MGH Fund + United Way employee campaign. My Giving Helps: The MGH Fund + United Way employee campaign celebrates a long-standing culture of philanthropy at our hospital and reaffirms our commitment to improving the health and well-being of our patients and our community.

For over 15 years, Massachusetts General Hospital has partnered with United Way to give back to the Greater Boston community. Every year this campaign celebrates and supports the best of what we do at Mass General. Thank you for being generous members of the Mass General community.

 

Thank you to our My Giving Helps Co-Chair Committee!


Elizabeth Mort, MD
Lead Co-Chair

Jerrold Rosenbaum, MD
Lead Co-Chair

Maria Troulis, MD
Apprentice Co-Chair

Chris Fortier
Apprentice Co-Chair

Katrina Armstrong, MD
Emeritus Co-Chair

Greg Pauly
Emeritus Co-Chair

Donate Now

The easiest way to support the campaign is through a payroll pledge. Your pledge will be automatically made through a payroll deduction each pay period. Any new payroll pledge you make will override any existing pledge.
You can also make a one-time gift to the MGH Fund, United Way or both! Your gift, in any amount, improves the health and well-being of our patients, their families and the diverse communities we serve.

How will you support My Giving Helps?

The My Giving Helps Impact

The success of our annual My Giving Helps: The MGH Fund + United Way campaign is a sign of how passionate our community is about Mass General, its mission and about giving back to the community.

Please take this opportunity to join your colleagues and consider supporting My Giving Helps: The MGH Fund + United Way campaign today. Thank you for being generous members of the Mass General community.
 

Your gift to the MGH Fund provides unrestricted dollars that benefit all areas of the hospital, including exciting new research, promising clinical initiatives, beneficial employee programs and community and global health efforts.

Your gift to United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley supports more than 180 organizations and initiatives that meet the urgent needs of children, youth and families in our community by creating meaningful, lasting change that touches everyone.


How does your gift help?

From clinical advances at Mass General to helping local families in need, your generosity touches the lives of countless patients and members of our community. Below are stories and videos about how your gifts to the MGH Fund, United Way or both are helping to advance care within our hospital and support vulnerable populations in and around Boston.
 

The MGH Fund: Transforming Ideas into Realities

United Way: Guiding Families toward Brighter Futures

The MGH Fund: Revolutionizing Treatment Options

United Way: Building Healthy Communities

Volunteer Opportunities

We are on the lookout for My Giving Helps Champions. Our campaign volunteers, known as Champions, act as advocates for the My Giving Helps: The MGH Fund + United Way employee campaign and help to build a grassroots campaign from the ground up.

No matter their day jobs, Champions contribute extra time and energy by volunteering for My Giving Helps: The MGH Fund + United Way employee campaign. As a Champion, you’ll have the opportunity to support My Giving Helps by:

• Raising awareness among colleagues
• Giving presentations at department meetings
• Staffing information tables
• Promoting and volunteering at events
• Leading participation-based challenges across the hospital

To sign up or learn more about becoming a Champion, please contact us at mygivinghelps@partners.org or fill out the form below.

Thank You to Our 2017 My Giving Helps Champions!

  • Guillermo Banchierre
  • Deborah Boudrow
  • Maida Broudo
  • Karen Bruynell
  • Virginia Capasso
  • Dulce Cardona
  • Asmar Caspi
  • Pamela Cazeau
  • Casey Chamberlain
  • Karen S. Constanzo
  • Vanessa Conzalez
  • Gail Corey
  • Patricia Daunais
  • Nicole Diarbakerly
  • John Driscoll
  • Bahareh Eftekharzadeh
  • Edward Emde
  • Kamilla Fantasia
  • Chris Fortier
  • Vanessa Gonzalez
  • Abuline Jaidah
  • Cynthia Johnson
  • Batul Kaj
  • Tricia Kneeland
  • Devna C. Langat
  • Ann Marie Leifer
  • Cesar Matos
  • Cheyenne McAuliffe
  • Vanessa McMahon
  • Emmanuela Menard
  • Sherry Gayle Murray
  • Firdosh Pathan
  • Katie Penza
  • Amanda Poplaski
  • Ed Raeke
  • Lindsey Reilly
  • Brayan Restrepo
  • Allison Shaw
  • Judy E. Sprague
  • Esther Ssozi
  • Nancy M. Stanganelli
  • Ruth Stokes
  • Erik Sundell
  • Judy Tarselli
  • Kendall Trautman
  • Yvena Valery
  • Alicia Woo
  • Itrat Zehra

Event Calendar

September is here and we’re kicking off the 2017 My Giving Helps: The MGH Fund + United Way employee campaign month with fun activities, special treats and of course, giving back to our community!

September 6: Kick-off day: Join us for free coffee!
September 7: Free coffee!
September 8: Free coffee!
Week of September 11: Join us for blue and orange My Giving Helps Rice Krispies Treats.
Week of September 18: United Way Activity: For over 15 years, Massachusetts General Hospital has partnered with the United Way to give back to the Greater Boston community.
Week of September 25: Spirit Week: You can sport your best blue and orange outfits or put on your silliest scrubs for a chance to win some awesome prizes!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • You may make a one-time gift to the MGH Fund, United Way or both at any time by clicking here. You can also make a recurring gift through payroll deduction to the MGH Fund, United Way or both during the campaign period of Sept. 6 through Sept. 30, 2017. Payroll deduction forms will be available here beginning in September.
  • No. You will be able to designate an amount of your choice to the MGH Fund and/or the United Way. One-time gifts must be made directly to each organization for tax purposes. For payroll deduction gifts, please indicate the amount for each organization on the form. We encourage you to support both, but the choice is yours. Your gift will not be automatically split between both funds, and the campaign does not combine gifts to the MGH Fund and United Way.
  • While you are encouraged to support the MGH Fund and United Way with a gift to each in any amount, you may choose to donate to one or the other. Your participation in the overall My Giving Helps campaign will still be recognized.
  • Yes! We have many opportunities for you to get involved with the campaign and be a leader among your colleagues while having fun. Find out more and sign up to become a My Giving Helps Champion here.
  • Yes, your payroll deduction will automatically renew each year unless you cancel or modify it.
  • During the My Giving Helps campaign period of Sept. 6 through Sept. 30, 2017, you may alter your payroll deduction gift or make a new payroll pledge to the MGH Fund and/or United Way here. If you would like to cancel your gift, please email mygivinghelps@partners.org.
  • New payroll deduction gifts made during the My Giving Helps campaign period of Sept. 6, 2017, through Sept. 30, 2017, will start in January 2018.
  • All gifts made through payroll – whether to the MGH Fund or United Way – are post-tax, but they are fully tax-deductible. You will receive a tax statement regarding your donation to the MGH Fund from Mass General's Development Office after the first of every year. You will receive a separate tax statement from United Way if you donated via cash, check or credit card. If you made a United Way contribution via payroll deduction, you may use a pay stub or W-2 form to substantiate the annual amount withheld.
  • Yes, cash or check donations can be mailed to the MGH Development Office at 125 Nashua St., Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114. Checks to MGH should be made out to Massachusetts General Hospital and checks to United Way should be made out to United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley. Please include a note indicating that this is for the My Giving Helps campaign.
  • Your gift of any amount will be greatly appreciated. Whether you give a few dollars a week or make a one-time gift in any amount that you feel is appropriate, your giving does make a difference. Our goal is to encourage as many employees as possible to contribute to the MGH Fund and United Way as a means of showing Mass General's commitment to our patients, families and community. If every staff member gave just $1 a week, it would amount to more than $1 million a year!
  • Yes, simply check the anonymous box on the pledge card or form you fill out.
  • In appreciation of our donors' generosity, we will be listing all donors to the MGH Fund and/or United Way alphabetically on the MGH Intranet. We will not be listing donors by gift amount, or if they request to be anonymous.
  • Gifts made to a restricted fund at the hospital via the My Giving Helps campaign will count towards the overall participation goal. However, they will not be counted in the campaign's fundraising total. While we are very grateful for your support to any area of the hospital, The MGH Fund and United Way are the two recognized philanthropic priorities of Mass General and the My Giving Helps campaign.

    The MGH Fund supports Mass General's overall mission, allowing us to pursue advances in medicine and research throughout the hospital. There is no corner of the hospital or clinical specialty that the MGH Fund has not touched. In fact, some areas that have received funding from the MGH Fund directly benefit our employees, such as the Ambulatory Practice of the Future and the Be Fit program. Your unrestricted gift to the MGH Fund allows the hospital to grow and thrive. We greatly encourage you to designate your gift to the MGH Fund and to ask others to do so as well.
  • Yes. When you are filling out the gift form, simply write the fund names and percentage of the entire gift that you want directed to each. However, only gifts designated to the MGH Fund and/or United Way will count towards our campaign goal.
  • Your gift to the MGH Fund provides unrestricted dollars that touch all clinical areas of the hospital. Mass General leadership uses the MGH Fund to support particularly promising research, improve safety and patient care and foster healthcare initiatives around the globe and in our neighborhoods. Gifts to the MGH Fund keep Mass General at the forefront of modern medicine by allowing us to meet pressing opportunities and challenges in today's dynamic healthcare environment. Find out more about how your giving helps.
  • United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley is advancing the common good in our region by providing help today in ways that will strengthen tomorrow. The organization's work ensures that children are ready to learn when they enter school, stay engaged in learning and graduate ready to compete. The organization also ensures children are nurtured by families that have the financial stability to support both their basic needs and future success. No other single organization has the scope, expertise and influence to bring together hundreds of human services agencies, government, businesses, private foundations and dedicated volunteers around a common vision of creating maximum impact and achieving long-lasting results. Find out more about how your giving helps.
  • My Giving Helps: The MGH Fund + United Way celebrates a culture of philanthropy at our hospital and reaffirms our commitment to the Mass General mission of improving the health and well-being of our patients, their families and the diverse communities we serve. By joining the MGH Fund and United Way campaigns under one umbrella, you now have the opportunity to holistically support that mission.

    We also understand that being asked for donations at different times throughout the year can be confusing. By combining two of the hospital's philanthropic priorities into one campaign, we hope to make the process easier and more focused.
  • Yes. It’s easy to donate stocks, bonds and mutual fund shares to support Mass General, and it may provide you significant tax benefits. Click here to get started.
  • Yes! Your IRA, life insurance policy and Donor Advised Fund are all potential sources of immediate support. And remember, with minimal effort and no cost, you also can name MGH alongside family members to receive a portion of your account assets. Learn more.
  • There are so many ways to give without affecting your finances today. Review your options.

Contact Us

For questions or comments, please complete the form below, call the My Giving Helps team at 617-724-6440, or email mygivinghelps@partners.org.

Everlasting Impact

 

The Phillips Society represents those who include the hospital in their long-term plan, through a will or other future gift commitment of any amount. For some, it’s the designation of Massachusetts General Hospital as a partial beneficiary of a retirement account or life insurance policy. For others it’s a gift that first provides income for life and then supports the hospital.

How can I make the biggest impact?