Hennepin Healthcare's Employee Giving Campaign

Together We
Rely on Each Other

Adventurama $20,000 Matching Challenge

$15,589.95 matched by 41 first time TWC donors! 

First-time donors to TWC had their donations matched, dollar for dollar, when they designated a gift to select funds supporting the patient experience at Hennepin Healthcare. The match comes from our summer fundraiser Adventurama, that attracted donations in support of patient comfort and care.  Select programs are: Children's Literacy 300, Emergency Clothing Room 129, Extraordinary Kids 121, Family Lodging Assistance 151, Immediate Food Support 650, Inspire Arts 410, Patient Experience 150, Spiritual Care 402.

PTO donation value and BEA contributions are excluded from the match.

Click on the links below to hear your colleagues share the importance of some of these programs.

Together our generosity unites us!

We invite you to make a charitable donation during our employee giving campaign called Together We Care! Our workplace and community are stronger when we unite to give to the causes we care about. You can select programs and departments within the Hennepin Healthcare, Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute or any qualifying community nonprofit. Our donation portal makes it easy to contribute through payroll deduction or a one-time gift.

Whatever the amount, your donation combines with hundreds of others to support meaningful work.

Make your donation between October 2-21, 2023. Your enrollment in payroll deduction goes into effect the first pay period of January 2024. It does not auto renew, you must elect to donate each year. 

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Portal for Payroll Deduction and Credit Card Donations

Visit our online donation portal, hosted by CHC, to designate your gift and enter your payroll deduction contribution or credit card payment.

Donation Portal Link

Online Donation Step by Step Instructions


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Fillable Pledge Form

If you don't wish to use the online portal, download this form, type in your information, print and send to the Foundation. You can also use this form to donate PTO hours.

For HHS Employees (Word)

For HHRI Employees

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Portal for PTO/Vacation Hour Donations

Qualifying team members can donate the value of PTO/Vacation hours to internal programs of Hennepin Healthcare. Before donating read the instructions to learn if you qualify.

PTO Portal Link

PTO Donation Instructions

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Charitable Fund Lists

Hennepin Healthcare

Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute

CHC: Creating Healthier Communities

Greater Twin Cities United Way

If your charity is not listed, please use the paper form to write in your designated nonprofit.

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about your payroll deduction or PTO donations? Contact [email protected].

Questions about contributing from a BEA, contact [email protected]. Read BEA Instructions.

Invite a Foundation team member to your virtual or in-person team huddles. Contact Paula Wilhelm, annual giving and engagement manager at [email protected].

Together We Care is the name of our annual workplace giving campaign. Employees can establish payroll deductions or make one-time gift. Qualifying staff can also donate PTO or transfer HHS Business Expense Account (BEA) funds to programs within Hennepin Healthcare. The Hennepin Healthcare Foundation leads this campaign to offer you a moment to support the programs and charities that mean the most to you.  Many programs rely on contributions to exist.  During your workday, you likely encounter equipment, employee training, or patient experience efforts supported by philanthropy.  You have the power to make a difference!

New in 2023 is a matching gift challenge for any first time donor to TWC. If you have never participated in Together We Care, you can have your payroll deduction, credit card or check donation matched, dollar for dollar, if you designate your gift to one of eight select programs that enhance the patient experience at Hennepin Healthcare. The $20,000 matching funds are from our Adventurama summer fundraiser that attracted donations in support of patient comfort and care. 

The eight programs are: Children's Literacy 300, Emergency Clothing Room 129, Extraordinary Kids 121, Family Lodging Assistance 151, Immediate Food Support 650, Inspire Arts 410, Patient Experience 150, Spiritual Care 402.

Because PTO value is not known until February of 2024, donations of PTO are excluded from this match, along with BEA contributions.  

Together We Care runs October 2 – 21, 2023. During this time, employees can access the online donation portal to set a payroll deduction or make a one-time donation. 

You can make your donation in several ways. Find links and forms on this page to donate.

  1. Use the online portal to set the amount of your payroll deduction or make a one-time donation. 
  2. Complete a paper donation form and return it to the Foundation.
  3. Send a check and completed paper donation form to the Foundation.
  4. Qualifying employees can donate PTO or BEA funds.

A donation of PTO or vacation hours has become a popular way to support programs of Hennepin Healthcare during our employee giving campaign. This option comes with specific rules. Please read the PTO donation instructions.

A BEA (Business Expense Account ) fund holder may donate to a charitable fund held at Hennepin Healthcare Foundation or HHRI. This option comes with specific rules. Access BEA donation instructions.

You will see your first payroll deduction donation occur on Friday, January 5, 2024, the first pay period of 2024. 

Hennepin Healthcare has always had generous participation from team members. Together We Care generates approximately $300,000 in philanthropic support for our community.

Yes, employees can set up donations using payroll deductions throughout the year that support HHS/HHRI. However, it is only through the Together We Care campaign that you can support external charities using payroll deduction.  We thank the payroll team for the extra effort to set up the process to distribute donations to external charities at the start of each calendar year.

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