In 2017, 3,788 associates, physicians, and board members chose to participate in philanthropy. More than $2.74 million in contributions were received from these individuals, benefiting our patients, their families and the communities we serve. Over $1.76 million was pledged to be paid in calendar year 2018 and beyond.
2,765 associates and physicians chose to make a philanthropic investment through the Giving 2017: The Power to Heal Campaign. Funds contributed went to support and enhance a variety of patient experience initiatives across MedStar Health.
Click here to learn about the projects and programs that we supported.
Gratitude has the Power to Heal
We will celebrate our growing culture of gratitude by creating awareness about philanthropy and how it can impact our patients and their families. Expressions of gratitude have been shown to increase positivity and happiness, deepening our relationships with one another.
In a long lacrosse career that was generally without injury, Caroline Frock fell in a game sophomore year and heard a pop in her knee. Feeling no pain, Caroline believed that she was capable to continue the game. However, under her Mother’s guidance, Caroline was rushed to the hospital to check the severity of the injury. Caroline suffered an ACL rupture and meniscus tear.
After a successful surgery, Caroline started the process of recovery, “I saw my progress both physically and mentally throughout my rehabilitation. I’m now back to playing on the field faster, stronger, and more confident than ever before.” Caroline is grateful for a rehab team that went above and beyond; to the point of cheering her on at a lacrosse game.
Ways to Participate
Choose the option that’s best for you.
- One-year payroll deduction: begins on the first Jan. 2018 pay date and occurs for all pay periods in 2018 – minimum of $2 per pay period required
- One-time payroll deduction: total gift will be deducted on first Jan. 2018 pay date – minimum of $5 total payroll deduction – please use printable form only
- One-time gift: credit card, cash or check
Gifts of Gratitude
Make Your Gift in Gratitude to a Colleague!
Did you know gratitude has the Power to Heal? This is true for our patients, their families and even our associates. The Power to Heal campaign is your opportunity to make a gift in gratitude to an associate who has made an impact on you. Once a commitment is made, you will receive an email with the Gifts of Gratitude eCard where you can express your gratitude to your honoree with a personal note. If a gift has been made in your honor by a colleague on their commitment form, you will be notified after the campaign.
Choose to make a Gift of Gratitude online or via the printable commitment form today!
A new commitment form must be submitted each year; please complete the online form:
Or download the printable version and return it via:
- Email to [email protected].
- Mail to or Drop off at: Attn: Jean Sonni, 10980 Grantchester Way, 7th Floor - Philanthropy, Columbia, MD 21044.
- Frequently Asked Questions – learn more about the Power to Heal Campaign.
Questions? Contact Jean Sonni, philanthropy engagement officer, at 410-772-6670 or via email at [email protected].