Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, Frederick Health Hospital is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation
so designated by the IRS. As such, donations made to the hospital are
deductible from federal income taxes to the full extent provided by law.
What percentage of my donation is used to fund overhead or administrative expenses?
We are pleased to say that 100% of your gift to Frederick Health goes directly
to support the cause. No portion of your donation is used to pay overhead
costs or administrative expenses.
Why does a successful organization like Frederick Health need to raise money?
Maryland presents a difficult operating environment for any hospital, especially
one that prides itself on its independence. The State sets rates for the
majority of the services offered at Frederick Health. The population of
Frederick County is growing and our population is aging. We are seeing
higher volumes and sicker patients. As such, the hospital never enjoys
large operating margin. Charitable support allows Frederick Health to
continue to provide the citizens of Frederick County and the surrounding
area the best healthcare possible. Without such support we could not expand
and renovate our facilities, offer new and needed service lines, acquire
new and replacement medical technology and provide the community with
the resources to stay healthy and safe.
Isn’t the hospital supported by my tax dollars?
Frederick Health has two sources of revenue; fees from patients for services
provided and charitable donations. Unlike many nonprofits, the hospital
receives virtually no financial support from the city, county, state or
Doesn’t the hospital get most of its donated funds from large foundations
Frederick Health is indeed very fortunate to have many local foundations
and businesses provide support to the hospital through membership in the
Frederick Health Corporate Honor Roll. However, the majority of charitable
support comes from individuals. National statistics show that of all charitable
dollars raised, approximately 5% comes from foundations, 5% from corporations
and the remaining 90% from individuals.
What are the leadership and staff of Frederick Health doing to support
Members of the Frederick Health Board of Directors and Senior Leadership
Team are financially supporting the hospital, many at a very generous
level. More than 900 of Frederick Health’s employees/staff are supporting
the hospital through the employee giving program, the ACE Club (A Caring
Employee). Additionally, many support the hospital and its programs through
contributions to the United Way of Frederick County. During the Time is
Now campaign to build the James M Stockman Cancer Institute, ACE Club
members contributed nearly half a million dollars to the campaign. The
Frederick Health Auxiliary is also very active in supporting of the hospital,
contributing hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to various programs