FAQ's

I am only able to make a small donation. Will my modest contribution really make a difference in the life of the Medical Center or College of Medicine?

All contributions, large and small, contribute toward the success of the Medical Center and College of Medicine. A gift of any size, when combined with other gifts and the expertise of our faculty and staff, has the power to transform health care for central Pennsylvanians. Private philanthropy to the Medical Center and College of Medicine helps us expand patient care and research programs, off-sets the financial burden of our students, and makes possible facilities like the new Children's Hospital that is now under construction.

The area where I want to direct my gift is not listed as a fundraising initiative. Am I able to make a gift to another area of the Medical Center or College of Medicine?

Yes. You can direct your gift anywhere within the Medical Center or College of Medicine. When you complete your giving information online you will see a text field where you can specify the department or program to which your gift should be directed.

If I choose the payroll deduction method for giving to the Medical Center or College of Medicine when can I expect this deduction to begin?

Your payroll deduction will begin as soon as your paperwork is processed. On average, this process takes about two weeks.

Will my donation only support the Medical Center or College of Medicine?

Yes. All money raised through this and any other fundraising campaign will only benefit the Medical Center or College of Medicine.

Is my gift tax deductible?

Penn State Hershey Medical Center is exempt from federal income taxes under Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, therefore your gift is tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law.

Penn State College of Medicine is exempt from federal income taxes under Section 115 of the Internal Revenue Service Code, therefore your gift is tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law.

Who should I contact if I have any questions about this employee giving campaign?

Please send all of your questions to EmployeeGiving@hmc.psu.edu.