Catch the Wave: Employee Giving Club FAQs

The Adventist Health Glendale Foundation knows that choosing an organization to give to is a personal choice. That's why we want you to have all the facts before you choose to make a donation to our Catch the Wave Employee Giving Club. Below you'll find answers to some of our commonly asked questions.

What is the Employee Giving Club?
The Employee Giving Club, organized by the Adventist Health Glendale Foundation, is a way for hospital employees to give back to the medical center to show their gratitude for this incredible place and the patients we serve. We encourage you to "Catch the Wave" and donate along with your fellow employees and friends!

How do I make a donation?
Payroll deduction provides the easiest way to contribute to the Employee Giving Club. You may also make a one-time or ongoing gift with a credit card.

What is the deadline for making a gift?
You can contribute any time of the year, but all gifts received by December 31, 2017, are eligible for monthly prize drawings throughout 2018.

Where does my donation go?
The money raised by the Employee Giving Club will be distributed into two funds. One fund will be available for any department to submit a request to be considered for funding of a specific need. Examples of items purchased in the past include surgical supply tables, patient education videos, NICU infant warmers, department renovations, medication grate refrigerators, blanket warmers, thermometers and more.

The other fund, called the Employee Assistance Fund, will be used to renovate or implement key areas that all employees benefit from, such as lounges, the Terrace Cafe, fitness facilities, etc.

The Adventist Health Glendale Foundation also understands that unexpected emergencies can cause a tremendous financial burden on employees. For this reason, employees are also eligible to apply for short-term emergency support from the Employee Assistance Fund during times of hardship. Employees who are facing serious financial hardship can apply for these funds to cover emergencies such as housing, utilities, food, medical care and other related costs, such as funeral costs for a loved one. These funds will be distributed on an as-needed basis.

When does payroll deduction for this club begin and end?
Payroll deduction for your gift will begin January 1, 2018, and will remain ongoing.

Why does my donation need to be ongoing?
In response to your feedback about previous employee giving campaigns, we now have an ongoing donation format that makes processing your donations much more efficient. Employees sign up at their designated rate and can pick up their thank you gift each year at the kickoff. You can stop or change your donation at any time by calling the Healthcare Foundation at (818) 409-8055 or emailing us at AHGLFoundation@ah.org.

Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes. At the end of each year, you will receive a tax receipt which you can file as a tax-deductible donation.

What is the Healthcare Foundation?
The Adventist Health Glendale Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, governed by a volunteer board of directors. Its purpose is to raise, invest and disperse funds to support the programs and patients of Adventist Health Glendale. The Foundation is able to provide funding to these institutions through patient, community, employee and physician support.

Who do I contact if I have questions about my gift or the campaign?
Please call the Foundation at (818) 409-8055 or email Gayle.Craig@ah.org.