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Power to Heal FAQs

Why does MedStar Health Research Institute need my philanthropic support?
Philanthropy is a vital source of funding for our mission of excellence in research, patient care and education. It touches all aspects of our mission and every area within MedStar.

Is there a minimum amount I can donate?
Any donation is gratefully accepted. However, in order to contribute through the MedStar Health Research Institute payroll deduction plan you must give at least $4 per pay.

Where does my donation go?
Giving: The Power to Heal is a yearly campaign for our associates to support MedStar Health Research Institute. Your donations are used to support the research MHRI is able to provide to the future of medicine.

What if I want my gift to benefit something more specific?
If you would like your gift to benefit a specific program, please contact the philanthropy office at 410-772-6670. We will be happy to work with you so that your gift can make an impact in the area you are most interested in.

How much of my gift goes to the hospital or entity I designate?
100% of your gift goes directly to MedStar Health Research Institute.

What makes MedStar Health Research Institute a good philanthropic investment?
MedStar Health Research Institute is a sound investment; we remain steadfast to our vision of being the trusted leader in caring for people and advancing health and to create knowledge through research. A partner with our local communities, MedStar Health provided more than $250 million in charity care and community services last year.

How does payroll deduction work?
All payroll deduction pledge payments begin January 6, 2013 and will occur for either 26 or 24 pay periods in 2013 - whichever is applicable to you. You will be able to view the deduction amount on your paystub, as well as your year-to-date contribution.

Why is participation in this campaign important?
MedStar Health Research Institute has a special culture with an emphasis on philanthropy. We understand the difference philanthropy can make by supporting the research we do every day. Making a gift through the campaign is a unique way for associates to demonstrate that they believe in and support MHRI's commitment to "create knowledge through research."

Contact Us
If you have any questions, please call 410-772-6840; the Philanthropy Office will be happy to help you.