Caregiver Campaign FAQ
Q: Why do we need a Providence Giving Campaign?
A: Providence Inland Northwest Foundation supports programs, equipment, patient services and staff education that is not covered in the capital budget. By giving to the campaign you send a powerful message to our community—we not only work at Providence, we invest in world-class health care in our community.
During our annual campaign we ask caregivers to consider a personal investment toward their passion at whatever financial level is meaningful to them.
Q: When is the 2022 campaign?
A: The campaign runs from March 15 to April 15. The first payroll deduction is within two weeks of receiving your registration form. However, if you miss the campaign month, you can sign up all year long.
Q: Is participation mandatory?
A: No. Financial contributions are 100% voluntary and 100% appreciated.
Q: Where does my donation go?
A: You tell us! This year's focus is the Area of Greatest Need fund for each of our hospitals, but you can choose an area or program that is important to YOU. If you do not see the fund or opportunity you’re looking for on the form, contact us to find out how to contribute to your area of interest.
Q: How do I donate?
Q: Do I need to sign up each year?
A: Nope! For your convenience, your payroll deductions will continue until you ask us to change the amount or discontinue. Your payroll giving will continue year to year and we will send you your badge charm at the beginning of each campaign year. If you move or change your contact information, please let us know!
Q: How much of my dollar goes to the program or service provided?
A: 100% of your gift to Providence Inland Northwest Foundation goes to the program(s) you designate.
Q: How much should I give?
A: Only you can make that decision. Your participation is important at whatever level is personally meaningful to you (we do have a $2 minimum donation for each fund). Some employees choose to pledge a specific amount at one time, while others opt to select an amount for a bi-weekly payroll deduction.
Q: How do I know if I’m already giving?
A: You can check your paystub to find your current payroll deductions. In the After-Tax Deduction Category, you’ll see PHCFNDEW if you are currently giving. If you do not have a current deduction, you can sign up to join the Caregiver Campaign.
Q: What’s in it for me?
A: You might be surprised to learn about equipment or educational opportunities in your own department that are funded with foundation dollars! Strong caregiver participation states loudly to our community that together we are invested in Providence. And ultimately, giving feels good. Rest assured, every dollar stays local and goes to support the fund(s) you selected.
Show your support! All donors will receive a “badge charm” that they can attach to their Providence name badge. This charm will make them eligible for various “pop-up” events throughout the year. That might include a “jeans day,” opportunity and other fun rewards.
Q: Is my donation tax-deductible?
A: Absolutely! Your payroll deductions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
Q: Where can I turn in my completed form?
A: If you elect to use the paper rather than the online form, you may return it to Providence Inland Northwest Foundation, 101 W. 8th Ave., Spokane 99204; or fax it to 509-474-4813.