It's All About the Kids

Mary Anne Stchur

(302) 651-4403
maryanne.stchur@nemours.org

For Nemours Employees

It's All About the Kids

Our Employee Giving Program

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.

Payroll Deduction

Associates can choose bi-weekly payroll deduction or make a one-time gift. Associates contributing $1,000 or more will be recognized as members of
The Nemours Society.

Amount Deducted
Bi-Weekly

$1
$2
$5
$10
$20
$38.46

* Nemours Society

Your Annual
Contribution

$26
$52
$130
$260
$520
$1,000*


Choices for Giving

  • Choose a giving opportunity specific to your location (Delaware Valley, Jacksonville, Orlando or Pensacola):
    • In the Delaware Valley, support Our Children, Our Hospital — the campaign to support the expansion of Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.
    • In Central Florida, support patient care services at Nemours Children’s Hospital, biomedical research or Nemours BrightStart!
    • In Jacksonville, support patient care services at Nemours Children’s Clinic, biomedical research or Nemours BrightStart!
    • In Pensacola, support patient care services at Nemours Children’s Clinic, biomedical research.
  • Advance biomedical research with your gift
  • Donate to a specific clinical area or other program
  • Ask that your gift be used to meet the most urgent needs; or
  • Emergency Relief Fund

    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.

Direct Your Gift

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.

 
Enterprise-Wide
  • Biomedical Research
  • Oncology Research
  • Shands/MacEwen Endowed Chair in Orthopedics
  • Nemours PEDS Reads
  • Education
  • Nemours Health & Prevention Services
 
Jacksonville
  • Nemours Children's Clinic (general)
  • Endocrinology
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Nemours BrightStart!
  • Ophthalmology
  • Otolaryngology (ENT)
 
Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
  • Our Children, Our Hospital Capital Campaign
  • The duPont Hospital for Children (general)
  • Blood & Bone Marrow Transplantation
  • Nemours BrightStart!
  • Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
  • Child Life
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Healing Touch Program
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Lung Center
  • Nemours Children's Dental Clinic
  • Nemours Nightingale Nursing Research Fund
  • Newborn Intensive Care Unit
  • Ophthalmology
  • Palliative Care
  • Rheumatology
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Solid Organ Transplantation
  • Therapy and Rehabilitation Services
  • Trauma, Transport and Injury Prevention
 
Orlando
  • Nemours Children's Clinic (general)
  • Art Therapy Program
  • Healing Arts Program
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Nemours Children's Hospital
  • KidsTrack
  • Emergency Department
  • Child Life
  • Nemours BrightStart!
 
Pensacola
  • Nemours Children's Clinic (general)
  • Patient activity fund
  • Division of Orthopedics
  • Art Therapy Program

Frequently Asked Questions

 
Why are Nemours Associates asked to give money? We all work hard to help kids every day.

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.

 
We've been hearing about the Alfred I. duPont Testamentary Trust. Doesn't the trust pay for nearly everything at Nemours?

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.

 

 

 
How are funds from the Trust dispersed?

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.

 
Why are funds being raised from the community when there is such a large trust?

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.

 
Is there any pressure for individuals or departments to give?

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.

 
What is the Nemours Society?

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.

 
How does It's All About the Kids fit in with the United Way?

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
for Children.

 
How does this fit in with the Associate Emergency Relief Fund at Nemours?

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.

Ways to Give

If you choose to participate in It’s All About the Kids, there are
several ways to make a donation: