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Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

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 federal governments.

Doesn’t the hospital get most of its donated funds from large foundations and corporations?

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 the hospital?

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 500 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. Since fundraising began for the ReEnvisioning Critical Care Campaign in 2019, employees have contributed $728,000 to help renovate and expand the hospital’s Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, and Cardiac Cath Labs. The Frederick Health Auxiliary is also very active in supporting of the hospital, contributing hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to various programs and projects.

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