SGMC Employee Giving Generosity that Heals from Within

Our employees are extraordinary! Thanks to their gifts and additional community support, the Foundation has been able to give thousands of dollars to our support patients, facilities, and co-workers.

In 2021, 491 employees gave over $100,000 through payroll deduction!

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Employee Giving Campaign

For the month of November, the Employee Giving Campaign calls upon each caring member of the SGMC family to support the people and families in need.

Do you know what SGMC has done, thanks in part to Employee Giving?

AngelEye Video Technology

Did you know that gifts to the SGMC Foundation provided funds to purchase the AngelEye Video Technology for the NICU? This technology has allowed hundreds of parents and families to stay connected to their newborns during their time at SGMC!

Employee Wellness

Did you know that gifts to the SGMC Foundation are providing $100,000 to be used for Employee Health and Wellness to purchase 15 state of the art massage chairs and provide renovations for relaxation spaces for nurses? Spaces like this have been proven to help nurses clear their minds and be more emotionally present to serve their patients and families after a brief respite!

Infant Warming Units

Did you know that gifts to the SGMC Foundation were used to purchase 7 new infant warming units for the nursery totaling nearly $140,000? These 7 units will be used to replace aged out units to keep SGMC babies safe and comfortable in order to maintain the body temperature of the baby and limit the metabolism rate.

... and much more.

Did you know that in 2022 generous donations to the SGMC Foundation provided over $1,600,000 for the new Berrien ED and Hospital Expansion project, advanced medical equipment, enhanced employee wellness, increased patient experience, recruitment scholarships and more? Philanthropy is a vital part of SGMC’s healing mission, and employees play an important role in that mission. Every member of the SGMC community, from the emergency room to the groundskeeper is a part of the healing process for our patients. No matter what role you play, your personal dedication and philanthropic support sends a powerful message to those around us.

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Gifts May Be Designated to specific SGMC campuses, programs, or SGMC’s Care Share Fund!

Care Share Fund

The Care Share Fund provides financial support to SGMC employees in times of unusual need.  The fund is also used to support the Greater Valdosta United Way to increase the positive impact they have on the communities that we serve.  50 % of the funds are used to support your colleagues in times of need and 50% of the funds are used to support our local community needs through the Greater Valdosta United Way.  Care Share is supported through employee donations and is sponsored by the SGMC Foundation, in partnership with People Services.

Your gift to the Care Share Fund is another way that the SGMC community of employees can demonstrate human kindness by caring and providing for fellow colleagues facing financial hardships.

 

Start Giving Today

Philanthropy is vital to the SGMC's ability to maintain its role as a healthcare leader in the South Georgia region while also fulfilling its charitable mission. Our Employee Giving Program is a fundraising effort where you, our remarkable people, have a chance to show human kindness through a gift to the SGMC Foundation and have a big impact on our community we know and love.

Every employee that gives a minimum of $5 per pay period will receive a FREE employee giving t-shirt as a small token of our appreciation for your continued commitment to SGMC. Your gift, no matter what amount, will make a difference!

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Stories of Impact

Michael Spence, Director of Enterprise IT

“I give through SGMC’s Employee Giving program because I believe in what we do as a hospital. I believe these funds raised benefit our hospital and patient care! I am proud that I get to give to support our community and those that we serve here.”

— Michael Spence, Director of Enterprise IT

How Employees Can Start Giving

Start Giving Through Payroll Deduction

SGMC employees can start giving one of two ways.

Download the Pledge Card below, fill it out, and email it to Director of Annual Giving Hilary Willis at Hilary.Willis@sgmc.org, or fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you with next steps.

OR

You may choose to make a one-time Donation Online.