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Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the Caregiver Campaign?
How does my gift make a difference at Swedish?
Is participation mandatory?
Where does my gift go
What’s our Caregiver Campaign 2020 Goal?
Are there prizes for participating?
How much should I donate?
How do I make my gift?
When will my payroll deductions begin?
I’m already enrolled in payroll donations. Do I need to renew each year?
How do I make changes to my existing payroll donation?
Will my manager or colleagues know if I donate?
Are donations tax-deductible?
What if I miss the campaign deadline?

What’s the Caregiver Campaign?

Caregiver Campaign is Swedish’s employee giving program that gives caregivers the opportunity to support our patients and colleagues by making a gift to Swedish.

This year’s campaign recognizes our spirit of team work as we create a vision for the future of Swedish – together. Join and Be a Vision Maker today!

How does my gift make a difference at Swedish?

Swedish is a not-for-profit health system, meaning all revenue goes right back to serving our patients. Swedish relies on philanthropy as a key source of revenue to directly impact our patients’ lives by supporting patient assistance and care programs, providing educational opportunities and supports for caregivers, strengthening innovative research and clinical trial offerings and bringing advanced technology to Swedish to benefit our patients.   

Is participation mandatory?

No, participation is 100% voluntary

Where does my gift go?

You can direct your gift to over 400 different programs at Swedish!  (Click here to see sample of funds.) 100% of your gift goes to support these programs.

What’s our Caregiver Campaign 2020 Goal? 

Increase participation!

In 2019, 7.2% (about 930) Swedish physicians and caregivers made a gift to Swedish. With your help, we hope to reach 10% participation!  

Are there prizes for participating? 

Oh, yes!   

  • New Swedish Badge Clip – With gift of $5 or more  
  • Swedish Gift- With gift of $5 / payroll deduction or $100 one-time gift  
  • Weekly Prize Drawings
  • Drawing for $250 Amazon Gift CardAll donors  

How much should I donate?

Every dollar makes an impact. Every gift matters. Your participation is what is most important!   

You can donate through payroll deduction or with a one-time gift.  

Payroll deduction – The minimum is $2 per pay period. The amount you authorize will be deducted from your pay check each pay period until you notify the Foundation in writing (email is okay) that you want to change or end the donation. To do this, email foundation@swedish.org.  

One-time gift – You can make a one-time or monthly gift by credit card online at swedishfoundation.org/caregivers.   You cannot make a one-time donation through payroll.

How do I make my gift?

When will my payroll deductions begin?

If you elect to make an ongoing donation via payroll deduction after October 1, your first donation will take effect in January 2021 and will continue until you notify us.

I’m already enrolled in payroll donations. Do I need to renew each year?

No. Your payroll deduction will remain in effect until you notify the foundation in writing that you would like to change or cancel your donation. An email to foundation@swedish.org is sufficient.

How do I make changes to my existing payroll donation?

Call or email the Foundation—(206) 215-6960 or laura.graber@swedish.org to change the fund you’re supporting, the amount you’re donating or to cancel your deduction.  

Will my manager or colleagues know if I donate?

You may choose to make your gift anonymous.

Are donations tax-deductible?

Yes, all gifts to Swedish, a not-for-profit 501c3 are tax-deductible. Dec. 31 is the last day to make 2020 gifts!  

What if I miss the campaign deadline?

No problem! We encourage caregivers to sign-up during the campaign launch period (October 5 to October 31) to be a part of the excitement and qualify for the incentives. However, if you miss the window, you can still sign up to make a gift at any time during the year.   

Contact Us

If you have questions, please contact: 

Laura Graber
Annual Giving Manager
206-215-6960
Laura.Graber@swedish.org