FAQs: Power to Heal Campaign

Everything you need to know about the Power to Heal Campaign…

What is the Power to Heal Campaign?

This annual campaign offers you the opportunity to join in celebrating a growing culture of gratitude at MedStar Health through a gift of gratitude in honor of a colleague, friend, or caregiver.


When can I participate? 

TODAY! Your philanthropic gift, no matter the size, is welcome today or any time during the year. Our campaign promotion takes place this year, November 1 through 31. Look for our campaign ambassadors and for special activities at your entity. 


Who will benefit from my contribution?

Campaign contributions will support patient care, quality and safety, technology, education, and research initiatives. It will impact all patients and communities served across MedStar Health, helping to improve patient experience and keep the focus of how we treat people.


Where can I participate? 


How does it work?

It’s simple! You can make your commitment through:

  • Recurring monthly credit card gift
  • One-time gift: cash, credit card, check
  • Charitable estate gift
  • Auto Renewal payroll deduction

*The amount of your choice will be deducted from your biweekly paycheck beginning the first Jan. 2020 pay date and will continue indefinitely until you contact the MedStar Health philanthropy team at [email protected].


When will my payroll deduction start?

January 10, 2020


What is my annual payroll deduction contribution?

If you are interested in payroll deduction, the chart below outlines suggested investment amounts.


If I missed signing up for payroll deduction in 2019; can I start a recurring gift any time of the year?

Yes! Please email [email protected] with the deduction amount and fund designation. We will let you know what payday your deduction will begin.


How do I stop by payroll?

To stop your payroll deduction, please email [email protected]. Please be advised that depending on when you submit your request, it may take a pay period to stop the deduction. For example, if you request three days before a payday to stop your deduction, the deduction will stop the following payday. We will let you know the exact date your deduction will stop after you contact us.


What if I want to change my fund designation later on?

Simply email [email protected] confirming the new fund you wish to support.


What if I want to change my per pay amount?

Simply email [email protected] confirming your new deduction amount.


Can I make a one-time deduction via payroll?

Yes, you can make a one-time payroll deduction on the first pay date, Jan. 10, 2020, for a minimum donation amount of $10.


Where can I find my receipt for tax purposes?

Your total deduction for the year can be found on your pay stub. Please visit ePayStubs.org and click on “pay stub detail.” You will see a section towards the bottom named “MedStar Health Gift.”

For more information about your pay stub, click here.


Can I support more than one fund?

Yes! Simply indicate how much you would like to designate to each fund on the form.


For any additional questions, please contact the philanthropy office at [email protected] or call 410-772-6930.