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Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for your interest in making a philanthropic donation to support Temple Health. Here you will find answers to common questions about giving. 

For questions or to set up an appointment to discuss giving opportunities, please call us at 215-707-4868. We are available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You can also email us at supportmed@temple.edu.

Is my contribution to Temple University Hospital tax deductible?

Yes. Cash gifts, donations made online or donations made by mail offer you a charitable tax deduction. Temple University Hospital, Jeanes Hospital, Episcopal Hospital, Fox Chase Cancer Center, and the Lewis Katz School of Medicine fit the federal definition of a not-for-profit organization.

How do I mail a check?

Checks to any department, entity or program within Temple Health can be made payable to "Temple University Hospital." Include a note in the memo line for the specific department or program. Please mail your check to:

Temple Health Institutional Advancement
P.O. Box 827651
Philadelphia, PA 19182-7651

I'd like to make a tribute gift in honor or memory of a caregiver, mentor, friend or family member. What do I need to do?

Many donors choose to make their gift in honor of a caregiver or mentor, or in memory of a loved one. When you make your donation online, you have the option to make it a tribute and provide a name and contact information, and we will notify the honored person or family. If sending a check, please include the same information in a note.

How do I ask for contributions to be made in lieu of flowers?

To include information in public notices about donating to Temple Health in lieu of flowers or gifts, please include our address: 

Temple Health Institutional Advancement
P.O. Box 827651
Philadelphia, PA 19182-7651 

Checks made out to Temple Health must include the memorial name in the memo line of the check. To promptly have gift notifications delivered to the family, please contact 215-707-4868 in advance of publication.

What should I do if I have a question about the online giving form?

Please call 215-707-4868, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Or, you can email us at supportmed@temple.edu.

I have a question about giving that is not answered here. What should I do?

There are several ways you can contact us:

  • Email us at supportmed@temple.edu
  • Call the Office of Institutional Advancement at 215-707-9958
  • Write to us at:
    Temple Health Institutional Advancement
    3500 North Broad Street, Suite 1101
    Philadelphia, PA 19104.
Will I receive a gift receipt for tax purposes?

Yes, you will receive a gift receipt for every transaction. If making your gift online, your receipt will be included in the email notifying you that your payment has been processed successfully. If making your gift via a check and sending by U.S. mail, you will receive a receipt in the mail. 

Can I make a recurring gift?

We do offer recurring giving options. Donors have the option to schedule payments monthly, quarterly or annually. The payments will stop when your commitment has been filled (or if your credit card expires or the number changes). You will receive an email notification from Temple if a payment fails to process due to a credit card problem. 

To set up a recurring gift via our online form, click on the “Make scheduled payments” option and fill out the required sections. You will have the option to schedule notification emails to remind you when your card will be charged. We recommend opting in for these emails because they allow you to edit the details of your payment using a secure URL.

How do I get my company to match my gift to Temple?

Please visit our More Ways to Give page to learn about how matching gifts work and to see if your company offers a matching gift program. 

When is the latest I can send a check to count for the current tax year?

All gifts received via U.S. mail must be postmarked by December 31 to count for the current tax year. Online gifts must be completed by midnight central time on December 31. Stock transfers must be fully executed by December 31. 

How do I learn more about creating my Temple Health legacy?

A growing number of friends are creating a lasting legacy at Temple Health by leaving a gift in their will or trust, or by beneficiary designation through a retirement account or life insurance policy. No legacy gift amount is too small, and you’re not locked into your decision. Other legacy gifts provide reliable payments back to you or a loved one for life, or unlock the value of existing assets. 

To learn more about your many options, please visit our legacy giving website at giftplanning.temple.edu or email supportmed@temple.edu.

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For questions or to set up an appointment to discuss giving opportunities, please call us at 215-707-4868. You can also email us at supportmed@temple.edu.

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