Are You Up for the Annual Giving Challenge?

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This year, several donors have stepped up to offer matching gifts in the Annual Giving Challenge Grant Program for select individuals who have given to the Princeton HealthCare System Foundation Annual Fund in the past. This program has been established with the goal of renewing and increasing Annual Fund gifts among existing donors. We are thankful to Bill and Judy Scheide and to an anonymous donor for making this special program possible.

Annual Giving produces the funding for ongoing general operations and programs of Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS). Typically, funds from Annual Giving are unrestricted, but they may also be designated to specific programs, and these gifts may even be made in honor of a caregiver or loved one. Our Annual Giving goal this year is $2.2 million. Your participation will enable us to achieve this important goal and put these funds to immediate use to support critical patient services as well as provide funds to enhance our already exceptional care. “

Our community hospital relies on Annual Giving as its life’s blood,” said Alyson Landers, Chair of the Annual Giving Committee, PHCS Foundation. “Many people understand the value of giving blood to a hospital and how it is needed in order for the hospital to run smoothly and provide care to the community.”

Annual Giving is vital in maintaining and enhancing ongoing care and services. A common myth is that hospitals generally get enough funding from patient payments, insurance, and Medicare/Medicaid. However, these sources do not cover all expenses and do not cover any of the charity care that our hospitals are obligated to provide. Annual Giving allows us to close the gap and provide needed resources to fund new equipment, provide funding for our residency program, support for our Chaplaincy and Hospice programs, and provide funding for charity care for members of our community who otherwise could not afford basic care. In today’s increasingly complex and expensive healthcare environment, Annual Giving ensures that the very best technology, care, and programs remain accessible to all within our community.

Ms. Landers added, “When you give to the Annual Fund, you may help to enhance the Acute Care for the Elderly Unit’s exceptional care to frail senior patients, or to support the much-needed and relatively new programs emerging from the partnership with The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, or to purchase artwork in the new hospital that will be conducive to the comfort and healing of patients. There are innumerable ways that your gift can help. So, if you are up for the challenge, I invite you to give to the Annual Fund.”

Those who qualify for the Annual Fund challenge will be notified by mail in the coming weeks. We also welcome those who do not hear from us, who believe they may be qualified for the challenge, to reach out to Paula Linhares, Director of Annual Giving, at 609.252.8704 or  

Article as seen in Foundation News Fall 2011.