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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

CentraCare Employee Campaign

What is the Employee Campaign?

Each year, CentraCare Foundation asks CentraCare employees to make a contribution to help fund items and programs that enhance the care of our patients, residents and their families — beyond what is reimbursed by insurance. This support demonstrates to the community that our employees not only deliver superior care, but share of their treasure to improve the experience for those we serve.

Since 1998, CentraCare employees have generously contributed more than $11.5 million to enhance programs and services throughout CentraCare.

What is 30/60/90?

CentraCare Employee 30,60,90Employees are asked to consider giving 30, 60 or 90 minutes of their pay per pay period or any amount they can afford. The idea behind the 30/60/90 campaign is to give all employee benefactors equal recognition in the gift category regardless of the end dollar amount.

A payroll deduction gift will reflect your current pay rate. A gift of 30, 60 or 90 minutes is a commitment for any employee. However, gifts of ANY size are appreciated and count toward the employee participation goal.

Ways to Give to the Employee Campaign
Give with Payroll Deduction
Give with Cash or Check
Give with Credit Card

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the difference between an annual pledge and a recurring gift?

With the annual pledge option, employees are invited to renew their pledge and gift amount. Our annual payroll deduction pledge cycle starts with the first pay period in July and ends the last payroll period of June the following year.

A recurring gift is a self-selected amount that would be deducted from each payroll until the employee notifies the Foundation to increase, decrease or stop the gift. No annual pledge form would need to be completed after the first year. Employees would receive an annual gift acknowledgement. Any 30, 60, or 90-minute recurring gifts would update to the current pay rate each July.

What if I want to support a fund that’s not listed on the form?

The gift designation default is your local priority. If you would prefer to give to another fund, select “Other” to see a list of funds available. When you click on one of the headings (ex. Cancer Funds), you will see more options under each heading. If your desired fund is not listed under one of the headings, select the “Other” tab and type the desired fund name under “Comments” section. Foundation staff will follow up with you if there are further questions.

Will my 30/60/90 gift increase as I receive pay increases?

A payroll deduction gift will reflect your current pay rate (date pledge was submitted) through the term of your pledge commitment. Any 30, 60, or 90-minute recurring gifts would update to the current pay rate each July.

What if I am in the middle of an Employee Campaign pledge?

Annual payroll deduction gifts end each June. A gift made to this year's Employee Campaign will begin in July through the term of your commitment.

What if I need to make a change to my foundation pledge and payroll deduction?

Your payroll deduction may be changed at any time. If you need to make a change, email Gwen at Muehringg@centracare.com.

Are gifts to the campaign tax deductible?

Yes. As a non-profit organization, CentraCare Foundation complies with all IRS requirements for tax exempt 501(c) (3) classification. The tax and financial consequences of gifts to the program depend upon your personal circumstances. We recommend that you talk with your tax advisor.

Who is the development officer at my site?

See our full staff here

How is my support of CentraCare Foundation’s Employee Campaign different than the United Way Campaign?

Employee Campaign: Each April, the CentraCare Foundation asks CentraCare employees to make a contribution to help fund items and programs that comfort our patients and their families — beyond what is reimbursed by insurance. This support demonstrates to the community that our employees not only deliver superior care but believe in enhancing our patients’ care through their gifts. This campaign is led by Foundation staff along with ambassadors from all locations.

United Way: Each October, CentraCare employees are asked to make a contribution to the United Way campaign to support community services dedicated to addressing our community’s most critical human service issues. The United Way directs your charitable donations to address community needs and connects resources to create community-wide solutions. This campaign is led by Human Resources staff along with representatives from throughout the health system.

What percentage of my donation to the Employee Campaign benefits the cause vs. administrative overhead?

Depending on the gift, 90 percent to 98.5 percent of the gift is spent directly on the program or service designated by the donor. CentraCare Foundation reserves 1.5-10 percent to help offset administrative costs and the ongoing distribution of funds to honor donor intent.