About the Campaign 

The Be the Bridge campaign is part of the health system's Culture of Giving, our commitment to the community. Every day, our employees make a difference in the lives of patients by providing the highest level of care; and we make a difference in our community by giving, volunteering and participating. 

Be the Bridge raises funds for our health system and the United Way. Our Employee Campaign program is currently raising funds for Cambridge Tower A and other programs such as Star Fund, Patients in Need and Turning Point. The United Way funds 50 local programs for agencies working with people in our community. These agencies help provide utility assistance, primary healthcare services and access to fresh fruits and vegetables. 

Since 2003, employees have generously donated more than $1,000,000 to the health system to benefit patients and their families. The health system receives no state or local funding, so we must seek contributions – from inside and outside our organization – to help fund items not covered in our budget.

Key facts about Be the Bridge Campaign

  • Any gift – no matter the amount – is encouraged.
  • You can donate through payroll deduction or give a one-time gift.
  • Donations are tax deductible.
  • The campaign launches each year in October, but you can make a contribution at any time.

Giving to the health system

  • 100 percent of your contribution goes to our health system and directly to the area you choose.
  • Your donation is an investment in our commitment to become the best health system in the country for patient care – and to the health and well-being of people in our region.
  • Employees who make an annual gift or pledge  are recognized in the health system's Annual Report.
  • Cambridge Tower A Building Fund: Employee donations will support the design, construction, furnishings, equipment and technology of the Cambridge Tower A. 
  • Star Fund: You can donate to the STAR Fund, which is made up entirely of employee contributions. A committee of health system employees decides how this money is spent and distributes the money annually, based on grant requests from health system units/departments.
  • Other Funds: You can direct your contribution to the areas most meaningful to you, choosing from more than 100 funds covering the spectrum of patient care and staff education.

United Way

United Way looks at the big picture in our community and focuses resources and awareness on the building blocks of a good life:

  • Health: Improving health and quality of life• Education: Nurturing children and families• Income: Meeting basic needs
  • Your pledge to the United Way helps build a stronger, more thriving community for all of us. Annual workplace campaigns just like ours support over 50 programs provided by United Way of Wyandotte County and its 34 partner agencies.
  • OK, but what does my money do?
    • $8 a paycheck supports one person with diabetes to attend six Riverview diabetes management support classes
    • $14 a paycheck purchases textbooks and education materials for three YouthBuild trainees.
    • $20 a paycheck will support training for a CASA volunteer who advocates for children to live in safe and permanent homes.

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