Cedars-Sinai
Employee Giving Program

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the Cedars-Sinai Employee Giving Program?
  2. Cedars-Sinai doesn’t need my gift. How can my small donation make a difference?
  3. I already give so much, why should I give financially?
  4. Who is behind the Cedars-Sinai Employee Giving Program?
  5. Where does my contribution go?
  6. Is my participation voluntary? Is it confidential?
  7. Will I be recognized for my gift?
  8. What is the minimum donation?
  9. How do I make a donation?
  10. May departments give as a group?
  11. I already donate. Do I need to do anything?
  12. How do I track my payroll deductions?
  13. May I stop my payroll deductions?
  14. I can’t give right now. Should I return the donation form anyway?

What is the Cedars-Sinai Employee Giving Program?

The Cedars-Sinai Employee Giving Program is a way for all employees to champion the Cedars-Sinai mission. It’s also a powerful statement that encourages others to give to Cedars-Sinai.

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Cedars-Sinai doesn’t need my gift. How can my small donation make a difference?

Every donation makes a difference. Contributions from the Employee Giving Program make it possible for our Medical Center to provide care for people who cannot afford it; to donate time, personnel, and funds to national and international emergencies; to reach out to employees experiencing financial challenges; and to conduct lifesaving research. Many of these programs are not reimbursed by insurance or government funding.

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I already give so much, why should I give financially?

We recognize that you contribute to the success of Cedars-Sinai in the work you do. Making a philanthropic contribution allows you to support the advancement of exceptional patient care, research, and community outreach.

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Who is behind the Cedars-Sinai Employee Giving Program?

This program was created by employees for employees. Our Steering Committee members and Goodwill Ambassadors work throughout Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

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Where does my contribution go?

You have a choice of 20 funds. You also may split your gift by designating a percentage to different programs. Either way, 100 percent of your donation goes directly to the cause you select. No dollars collected go towards administrative costs of the Cedars-Sinai Employee Giving Program.

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Is my participation voluntary? Is it confidential?

Absolutely. Your manager and co-workers won’t know whether you decide to participate or not and, if you do, what giving level you choose. We mail all program materials to your home to maintain complete confidentiality.

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Will I be recognized for my gift?

All employee donors receive a thank-you letter from Tom Priselac. In addition, those who don’t give anonymously will be invited to an appreciation lunch. You always have the option of giving anonymously, if you prefer.

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What is the minimum donation?

Gifts by payroll deduction require a minimum contribution of $1 per pay period ($26/year contribution). Other one-time donations are gratefully accepted in any amount.

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How do I make a donation?

The simplest way is through payroll deduction. You can set up automatic deductions each pay period, monthly, quarterly, bi-annually or annually. Simply fill in the donation form print it, and send it to Community Relations, North Tower, Suite 2416. You can change the amount anytime by sending an email to groupemployeegivingprogram@cshs.org. You can also make a one-time gift by check, credit card, or payroll deduction; or give now, online. You have the option of giving anonymously, if you prefer.

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May departments give as a group?

Absolutely. We encourage department giving.

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I already donate. Do I need to do anything?

Your payroll deductions will continue unless you notify us in writing. If you wish to change the amount of your contribution or the program you support, simply use the donation form.

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How do I track my payroll deductions?

On your pay stub, under “Taxes/ Deductions,” a line item will indicate the program you support. It will show a running tally of all donations you’ve made to date.

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May I stop my payroll deductions?

The process for stopping payroll deductions is easy. Simply contact the Payroll Department at (323) 866-8500.

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I can’t give right now. Should I return the donation form anyway?

Yes. Please fill out a form to indicate your support for the program even if you choose not to make a financial gift at this time. Our goal is more about participation than raising a specific dollar amount.

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