Friday, October 25, 2013

My Giving Helps raises nearly $1 million


CELEBRATING SUCCESS: My Giving Helps champions Daniel Stuckey, left, and Deepak Bhere, both of the Department of Radiology

With more than $967,000 raised by 3,860 employees for the MGH Fund and United Way, the 2013 My Giving Helps campaign was an enormous success. The annual campaign welcomed more than 200 new donors and saw an increase of $50,000 from last year, stemming from direct donations and payroll deductions, as well as through contributions raised by activities such as the employee pie-eating contest and Penny Wars competition.

“The generosity of our employee donors is both humbling and inspiring,” says Keith Lillemoe, MD, surgeon-in-chief and chief of the Department of Surgery, who was a lead co-chair of My Giving Helps. “Thanks to them, the impressive amount we raised will fund countless important projects here at the MGH and in our community.”

Gifts to the MGH Fund support promising clinical programs and research efforts at the hospital, while donations to United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley support more than 170 local nonprofit organizations.

A special reception was held Oct. 17 to celebrate the campaign’s success and acknowledge the hard work of its 150 volunteers – including numerous co-chairs, leadership committee members and My Giving Helps champions.

“The results of the campaign are a testament to the generosity and kindness of MGH employees,” says Ann Prestipino, MPH, senior vice president for Surgical and Anesthesia Services and Clinical Business Development, and a lead co-chair of the campaign. “Not only are our employees among the best and brightest in health care, but they also have hearts of gold.”

Although the campaign officially ended Sept. 27, one-time donations are accepted year-round at

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