MLKCH Gives 2021 FAQ

Frequently asked questions

What is MLKCH Gives?

MLKCH Gives is our annual staff giving campaign. If you work for or with MLKCH, this campaign is for you! It’s an easy way to support our mission and to put our culture of generosity into action.

Where does my dollar go?

Your gift goes directly to the MLKCH general fund, which we use to address our community’s and healthcare system’s greatest needs. Gifts to our general fund help us address immediate needs and support long-term plans to help our patients and staff thrive.

Gifts to the general fund have helped to

  • Provide street medicine for unhoused patients
  • Support staff mental health
  • Expand community-based healthcare
  • Fund COPE Scholars + Nurse Residency & Fellowship

Will there be tabling events this year?

Yes! We’ll be holding tabling gift pick ups in the cafeteria this year. The MLKCH Gives leadership team and foundation staff will be available on these dates

  • Tuesday, August 3, 11:30am – 1:30pm
  • Tuesday, August 10, 11am – 1pm

Come by to make your gift, pick up your thank you gift, or ask any questions about MLKCH Gives.

How can I pick up my gift?

If you’re already a recurring donor or made your gift online this year, we owe you a thank you gift! Come by a tabling event during the times listed above. In addition, the foundation team will be rounding on all floors of the hospital during both day and night shifts from Monday, 8/2 through Wednesday, 8/18. If we miss you, or if you work in an outpatient clinic or offsite, email Gianna at to coordinate a pick up at the hospital.

Do I have to give online?

There are multiple ways to make your gift. Our online form is secure and easy to use. But if you prefer to fill out a contribution form in person, you can come by a tabling event or catch the foundation team during rounding in the hospital throughout the campaign. You can also drop off completed contribution forms in our dropbox outside of the 2nd floor administrative suite.

Can I increase my bi-weekly payroll deduction?

Yes! Simply use the online form to choose your new giving level, or fill out a paper contribution form. Or you can email Priscilla Valencia at with your new gift amount.

More questions?

Contact Priscilla Valencia, Director, Annual Giving,
MLK Community Health Foundation at