Mary Anne Stchur
Our annual giving program for Associates is now in its sixth successful year. Our Associates have steadily increased their participation as well as the total amount given to support children’s health. You can be sure that your gift will have an impact on the children in our care.
* Nemours Society
Originated for Associates who had suffered the effects of hurricanes, the fund now includes emergency financial assistance for Associates who are coping with natural disasters, fires, serious illness, violent crime or other catastrophic events. Any one of us could be affected by these problems. Those who have been assisted by this fund, which is administered by a committee of Associates, have been extremely grateful for the help they received in their time of need.
There are many ways to direct your gift through It’s All About the Kids, including research, clinical departments, health and prevention initiatives, and much more. Just write in your choice on the reply card you will receive at home, or indicate it when you make your contribution through the website.
For the past several years, the Nemours Fund for Children's Health has worked to encourage philanthropy among Associates with great success. In addition, the Fund has sought contributions from individuals and organizations in the community. In 2010, nearly $4 million was raised to support children's health. Every Nemours Associate has an opportunity to participate in giving at whatever level is comfortable. Corporations and foundations often look at employee giving when deciding whether to make contributions and grants.
Nemours receives approximately 15-20 percent of its revenues from The Alfred I. duPont Testamentary Trust. The remainder comes from patient revenues, and increasingly from wonderful and caring partners such as you — people who want to help children by supporting clinical care, research, education and prevention initiatives.
As provided by Florida law and court rulings, three percent of the value of the Trust is distributed annually to Nemours for its activities related to health and patient care. In 2010, this amount was roughly $121 million. About three-quarters of Nemours revenue comes from insurance reimbursement and patient fees. Funds are divided between Delaware and Florida operations, with more than 50 percent being allocated to Delaware Valley operations.
Nemours is constantly expanding its children's health mission, treating increasing numbers of young patients with serious problems such as cancer, heart disease, orthopedic problems and diabetes, as well as undertaking many research, health education and prevention initiatives. Fundraising provides additional resources to help children, expands community participation in our mission and identifies partners who can help Nemours meet needs that are beyond what even the Trust can provide. Your partnership with us is very important to the children and families we serve. With philanthropy, we can do more.
No. Giving is a very personal decision. If Associates want to give, that's great. If they don't want to or feel they cannot for any reason, that's okay too. It's an opportunity, not a requirement. The goal is a high level of participation, not a specific dollar amount.
The Nemours Society was established in 2004 to honor and recognize individuals whose annual gifts total $1,000 or more. Members include Nemours Associates, including physicians, as well as a steadily increasing number of individuals from the community. If an Associate chooses to give a total of $1,000 or more annually, they will receive this recognition, as well. Members are invited to an annual event, receive a special gift and are recognized in the Fund's Annual Report to Donors.
United Way Campaigns that exist in cities served by Nemours will continue. They are not connected with It's All About the Kids. Associates may still choose to participate in United Way. They may designate community charities to receive their contribution or, in the Delaware Valley, designate the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital
The Associate Emergency Relief Fund is a giving option included in the It's All About the Kids program. Originated for Associates who had suffered the effects of hurricanes in the southern United States, the purpose of the fund has been expanded to include emergency financial assistance for Associates who are coping with catastrophic events such as natural disasters, fires, serious illness or violent crime. Any one of us could be affected by these problems. Those who have been assisted by this fund, which is administered by a committee of Associates, have been extremely grateful for the help they received in their time of need.