- Why does Johns Hopkins Medicine support the United Way Campaign year after year?
- Is United Way a local or national organization?
- If I give to United Way of Central Maryland (UWCM), does the money help only local charities?
- There are United Way shirts, posters, billboards and other items with “Live United.” What does this mean?
- What is Johns Hopkins Medicine’s history of giving to United Way? Are more people giving or are the same people giving more?
- United Way has a “Leadership” level of giving at $1,000, and a “Tocqueville” level of giving at $10,000. How did Johns Hopkins Medicine do at these levels of giving last year?
- Did JHM donors give to United Way generally or did they designate specific charities?
- This year, do I still have the option of giving to United Way generally or designating my gift?
- Where did my donation go last year?
- What is the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund?
- If I give $100 to a charity through United Way, how much will the charity receive?
- How do I pledge electronically?
- Will I receive a paper pledge form?
Q. Why does Johns Hopkins Medicine support the United Way Campaign year after year?
A. Because United Way of Central Maryland helps raise money for worthwhile charities every year – last year over 1,600 nonprofits received assistance from UWCM. Instead of all those charities spending money to raise money, United Way comes into the workplace once a year to accomplish that goal for them.
Q. Is United Way a local or national organization?
A. Both. United Way of Central Maryland serves charities in Baltimore City and the surrounding counties – Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard. United Way Worldwide (formerly United Way of America), is a worldwide movement of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 45 countries and territories, including United Way of Central Maryland.
Q. If I give to United Way of Central Maryland, does the money help only local charities?
A. Yes. Unless you designate another charity outside of central Maryland, money given to United Way of Central Maryland helps only charities in central Maryland.
- Giving to United Way
- Advocating for United Way
- Volunteering to help United Way
- $1,000 Donors: Leadership Level – over 500 JHM donors
- $10,000 Donors: Tocqueville Level – 24 JHM donors
You might wonder what Tocqueville stands for. This level gift is named after Alex deTocqueville, a Frenchman who came to America 150 years ago and wrote a brilliant study of our national government and character.
Q. Did Johns Hopkins Medicine donors give to United Way generally or did they designate specific charities?
A. Both. 51 percent of the JHM donations went to United Way for support of its member agencies and impact partners, and 49 percent went to specific agencies designated by donors. You can see all the member agencies and impact partners—those agencies that showed solid programs and positive impact on their communities—at www.uwcm.org.
Q. This year, do I still have the option of giving to United Way generally or designating my donation?
A. Yes. You can give all or part of your gift to United Way of Central Maryland in any amount; or with a $50 minimum per charity, you can designate all or part of your gift to a specific charity or charities.
Q. Where did my donation go in last year?
A. The largest amount, $624,1260 went to United Way of Central Maryland and its impact agencies. The next largest amount, $273,280, went to the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund. Other recipients of from $10,000 to $43,000 were for:
- Catholic Charities
- House of Ruth, Maryland
- Planned Parenthood of Maryland
- The Associated: Jewish Community
- American Red Cross of Central Maryland
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central MD
- American Cancer Society, South Atlantic
- Boy Scouts of Maryland
- Legal Aid Bureau
- Health Care for the Homeless Inc.
- American Heart Association, Mid-Atlantic
- Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders
- Associated Black Charities
- American Diabetes Association MD Chapter
- Our Daily Bread
- The Ark Preschool
- Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland
- Harford Belair Community Mental
- Caroline Friess Center, Inc.
Q. What is the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund?
A. The Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund is a separate fund established in 2007 to support nonprofit organizations that both serve the communities in close proximity to Hopkins campuses and that are associated with Johns Hopkins through employee and/or institutional involvement. A committee of Johns Hopkins employees, chaired by Frank Bossle, executive director of JHI Internal Audits, oversees the allocation of the fund. The Fund was set up to assist local nonprofit organizations to build stronger neighborhoods by addressing needs in the areas of community revitalization, education, employment, health and public safety.
A sampling of projects and programs made possible with grants from the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund include: homeless shelter funding assistance, addiction treatment for individuals experiencing homelessness, occupational training for low-income adults to obtain skills in the healthcare industry, nutritious meals to individuals in need.
For a complete listing of funded projects, visit the Neighborhood Fund online.
Q. If I give $100 to a charity through United Way, how much will the charity receive?
A. If you designate $100 to a charity through United Way, the charity will receive $95. It costs the receiving charity nothing to receive this money. Therefore, the $95 can go directly to the charitable purposes of that organization. United Way of Central Maryland has a $5 minimum and $500 maximum on its designation fee.
Q. How do I pledge electronically?
A. You can pledge electronically using your JHED ID and password to log into United Way’s confidential, secure E-way system. The campaign will remain anonymous, with only United Way personnel knowing how much you give or if you designate your gift. Johns Hopkins Medicine will only receive aggregate numbers for organizational units within the institution.
Q. Will I receive a paper pledge form?
A. In trying to keep with Johns Hopkins Sustainability Policy, we are trying to cut down on use of paper pledge forms. We encourage everyone to pledge online, but if you prefer to pledge using paper, you may download a paper pledge form.
Thanks so much for considering a gift to United Way.
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