Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What does the Augusta Health Foundation do?
A. The Augusta Health Foundation secures philanthropic support to strengthen the health system and meet this community’s needs. New programs and services have been funded and continue to grow through generous gifts from the Augusta Health Foundation. Many of these programs would not exist without the generosity of donors. These programs support team members and those we care for within our community.

Q. Can I specify which program(s) my donation supports? Can I give to more than one area?
A. Absolutely! There are over 30 different programs/funds to choose from. To learn more about the programs you can support visit Augusta Health Foundation team member giving.

Q. What is the Employee Emergency Fund?
A. The Employee Emergency Fund provides for coworkers in times of crisis or catastrophe, such as job loss in their immediate family, unexpected death, or an extreme illness. The policy and application can be found on Pulse. Almost all of the funds available have been contributed BY team members FOR team members.

Q. Is my donation tax deductible?
A. Yes! When you donate, you will receive a gift acknowledgment letter by mail for tax purposes.

Q. What are my payment options?
A. Cash, check, credit card, PTO, or payroll deduction.

Q. How does payroll deduction work?
A. Your donation is automatically deducted from your paycheck each pay period based upon the amount you specify. Depending on when you make your donation, deductions typically start the first pay period of the month following.

Q. I can only give a small amount. Will that make a difference?
A. Any amount you can give makes an impact – every dollar counts when combined with the donations of others.

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