Frequently Asked Questions


Why is employee giving so important?

Gifts from employees provide funding for important initiatives at Emory. They also are an endorsement of the institution, announcing to alumni, friends, patients, corporations, and foundations that Emory is an institution worthy of support and that support starts at "home."

Why is MyEmory continuing beyond Campaign Emory?

MyEmory is an annual employee giving program that began during Campaign Emory, but the goal of the program is to empower employees to make a donation annually to the cause that means the most to them. No matter your interests, we have a cause that meets your passion.

Is my gift tax-deductible?

Gifts are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.

How do I give through payroll deduction?

Payroll deduction is one of the easiest, fastest, and most convenient ways to make your gift. By signing in to PeopleSoft and selecting "MyEmory" under Self Service, you specify the amount you would like automatically deducted from each paycheck and where your support should be designated.

Is MyEmory for me? How can I help?

All gifts from employees to Emory count toward the MyEmory program. MyEmory is for everyone, and participation at every giving level is highly valued. Whether you make an annual donation, include Emory in your will, or name a building, your gift to Emory matters. Few other organizations can have the broad, comprehensive impact of a major research university and health care system. Emory donors have a unique opportunity to see their gifts at work. 

Will my gift make a difference?

Each gift—no matter how big or small—is important. Whatever the size, your gift shows that you believe in the fund(s) you have chosen to support. Many funds receive a large number of "small" gifts that produce tremendous results.

Can I designate my gift to an area of my choice?

Yes, it is 100% your choice. You can designate your gift to any school, program, scholarship, or initiative.

How much should I give?

Giving is a personal decision. You determine the size and designation of your gift according to your own charitable interests and your financial capability. Every gift counts, and your participation matters. 

Can I make a gift jointly with my spouse or partner?

Yes, a number of employees have spouses or partners who work at Emory or are alumni. It is your choice whether you make a gift as an individual or as a couple. 

Is there someone at Emory who can talk to me about making a major gift to Emory?

Yes. There are gift officers in every school and unit. You can review a list of Emory gift officers or contact the Office of Annual Giving at 404.727.6200 to find the appropriate gift officer.

What is gift planning?

Gift planning provides ways for you to make a gift to Emory now or after your lifetime and enjoy financial benefits for yourself and your family. The staff of Emory's Office of Gift Planning is happy to work with you and your financial advisors to find a strategy that best meets your individual needs and goals. Please visit http://www.gftpln.org/Home.do?orgId=1080 for additional information or call 404.727.8875 for additional information on gift planning options.