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Q: What is Methodist Gives?

A: Methodist Gives is a program the Methodist Health System Foundation manages which allows you, a Methodist Health System Employee, to do more for your fellow colleagues, our patients, and for you.

Q: How can I join Methodist Gives?

A: Methodist Health System Foundation makes it easy for you to participate in the Methodist Gives program. Below are the Employee Giving participation options.

  • 30 Minute Club (30MC): When you sign up, you give 30 minutes of your paychecks (equivalent to one hour per month) through an ongoing payroll deduction. Currently, there are more than 1,000 Methodist employees who have joined the 30MC, making it the most popular way to give!
  • H(OUR) Club (HC): When you sign up, you give one (1) hour from each of your paychecks (equivalent to two hours per month) through an ongoing payroll deduction. This is the newest Methodist Gives option and for those who want to go the extra mile!
  • One-Time Gift: A one-time gift can be given in any amount through payroll deduction or by credit card.
  • Ongoing Payroll Deduction: By selecting the ongoing payroll deduction option, you have the opportunity to give a fixed amount on an ongoing basis. This amount is then deducted from each paycheck through an ongoing payroll deduction.

Q: What are the designation options for my gifts?

A: Your Methodist Gives contributions can go to one of the following designations:

  • Campus’ Greatest Need: Each campus president and leadership team chooses a project, piece of equipment, or initiative that benefits that campus and its employees.
    • *See Campus Greatest Need question below for your current Campus’ Greatest Need.*
  • Basic Employee Needs (BEN) Fund: The BEN Fund provides one-time grants to employees going through financial hardship. This short-term financial assistance can be the step up a colleague needs to get back on their feet. Examples of approved BEN Fund grants include past due rent, mortgage, car or utility payment, childcare or funeral expenses. To access the application, please visit Methodist Pulse and search “BEN Fund”.
  • Methodist Health System Foundation General Fund: When you give directly to the Methodist Foundation’s General Fund you are supporting the programs, services, equipment, and capital campaigns the Foundation fundraises for.
  • United Way of Metropolitan Dallas: This option allows you to support the many initiatives and programs for underserved communities. *Please note: a separate form is required for this designation.*

Q: What’s my Campus’ Current Greatest Need?

A: The Campus’ Greatest Need is determined once a year by your campus presidents before the Employee Giving Campaign. Sometimes, it might be the same project from the prior year, but with a new phase. This 2023’s projects are the following:

  • Methodist Charlton Medical Center: Outdoor Picnic Area
  • Methodist Dallas Medical Center: Phase II Renovation of the Schenkel Tower Courtyard
  • Methodist Mansfield Medical Center: Fitness Center
  • Methodist Midlothian Medical Center: Patio Pavilion Cover
  • Methodist Southlake Medical Center: Enhancing the 2nd floor patio for employees
  • *Methodist Richardson Medical Center has a separate Foundation, which also has a special projects fund. When you sign up for Methodist Gives, you can opt in to either Foundation.

Q: What is Methodist Gives Employee Giving Campaign?

A: The Methodist Give Employee Giving Campaign is a week-long participation event which allows you to give back to your hospital, your colleagues and patients. Typically held in the summer, the Foundation will join each campus during the lunch rush with fun swag, to enter employees in for some sweet prizes and answer questions about the Methodist Gives program. Remember the campaign is all about participation!

Q: Are there any incentives for giving during the Methodist Gives Employee Giving Campaign?

A: Yes! All gifts, big or small, make an impact and that’s something to be proud of. By joining the 30MC or H(OUR) club or by making a one-time or ongoing gift, you’re automatically entered to win fun prizes just for participating. The 2022 prizes included an iPad mini (with case) and a Bose Soundlink Revolve + II. The campus with the highest percentage of participation wins an ice cream party!

No matter your role, your dedication through Methodist Gives shows your commitment to Methodist Health System and sends a powerful message not just to your fellow colleagues, but also to its surrounding communities. Together, our impact is GREATER!

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

-Winston Churchill