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Why give to The Foundation at EJGH?

The mission of The Foundation at East Jefferson General Hospital is to generate philanthropic support for East Jefferson General Hospital through education, communication and active ambassadorship to the community. Established in 1969, The Foundation is an independent 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization governed by a community board of trustees. Every gift, no matter how large or small, makes a difference in the lives of our patients and the community served by East Jefferson General Hospital.

Because East Jefferson General Hospital is a not-for-profit hospital, it relies heavily on philanthropic support to provide the highest quality, compassionate healthcare to the people we serve. Much of what East Jefferson General Hospital and The Foundation have accomplished over the last four decades is directly attributable to the generosity of our community. The Foundation supports East Jefferson General Hospital by funding educational programs, healthcare services, technology and capital expansion projects through charitable contributions. People from all walks of life come together and give of their time, talents, and treasure to strengthen our healthcare system.

Our benefactors contribute on many different levels. Some give individually, as a corporation, or by sponsoring our special events. Some designate their gifts for a specific initiative or campaign, while others give in honor or memory of a loved one. Some gifts are received through asset transfers and some are bequeathed. The opportunities are endless.

**East Jefferson General Hospital is a not-for-profit hospital and receives no tax support.

Contacting The Foundation

4200 Houma Boulevard
Metairie, LA 70006

Hours: Monday–Friday: 8 am-5 pm.

Ways to give to The Foundation

The Foundation is pleased to offer several giving opportunities to donors, community members, team members, physicians and volunteers. No matter how large or small your contribution is, you can feel confident that your donation is cherished and appreciated by the doctors and staff members at EJGH and especially by the community members who benefit from your generosity. A gift to East Jefferson's Foundation can and has changed the lives of your family, friends and neighbors by providing hospital with the up-to-the minute technology and resources it needs to ensure our communities ongoing health and wellness.

Online Giving

Honorary and memorial gifts

To honor the memory of a loved one, pay tribute to a special friend, or remember a special event, an honorary or memorial gift celebrates both the individual and life itself. Honorary and Memorial gifts are recognized on a special board in front of the chapel.

Employee giving

UNITEAM is a group of dedicated team members interested in continuing quality healthcare services at East Jefferson General Hospital. Team Members support the UNITEAM Annual Fund at various levels. These funds are directed by the Foundation Board of Directors to purchase capital equipment and to support programs and expansion projects for the hospital.

In addition to supporting the Foundation, team members have the opportunity to support fellow team members in need through the Humanitarian Fund. The Humanitarian Fund provides financial assistance to participating team members faced with an unforeseen crisis. The fund was developed to provide a structured assistance program for team members in need. The Foundation and the hospital provided initial funding for the program, and it is sustained by team member annual contributions. If you are a team member in need and would like to apply for Humanitarian Funds, please click here to download and print the appropriate form.

UNITEAM helps member in need

Barbara Brown was at work in Guest Services on a cold Friday morning in December 2006 when she received the frightened call from her granddaughter that the house was on fire. Barbara rushed home and stood in her driveway, wearing fireman's boots to keep her feet dry, as she watched everything she owned burn. Neighbors began bringing blankets, clothes, and shoes for her and her granddaughter and great-grandchildren.

But Barbara's neighbors were not the only ones already reaching out to lend a hand. A fellow Team Member in Guest Services, Angela Thomas, and her daughter, Barbara Malter, who also works for East Jefferson General Hospital in the Breast Center, handed Barbara papers and told her to sign them. Barbara wasn't even sure what she was signing, but they were starting Barbara's application process for help from UNITEAM's Humanitarian Fund.

Many team members are unaware of the special Humanitarian Fund that provides immediate financial assistance for team members faced with an unforeseen crisis. The fund not only benefits team members, but is also funded by their donations, taking one dollar from every team member contribution to The Foundation through UNITEAM, and putting it towards the Humanitarian Fund.

Barbara, a widow, felt alone and small in the world. Everything she had worked so hard for was gone. When Barbara returned to work a week after the fire she was comforted by the hugs and encouragement of her hospital family. "I've had other jobs, but it's different here. It's definitely a team operation and I've never experienced that before. There was such an outpouring by my fellow team members," says Barbara. The Foundation quickly responded to Barbara's plight, thanks to her friend getting the process started. She received money for clothes and other immediate needs at a time when it was much needed. Barbara also received housing assistance from the hospital.

Barbara became a member of UNITEAM at her orientation to the hospital six months prior at the encouragement of her daughter who is also a supporter of UNITEAM. Receiving help from the Foundation, Barbara feels compelled to do more for UNITEAM. She feels a tremendous gratitude for how she was treated after the fire. "I'm so grateful to The Foundation and everyone that helped me through this difficult time. I hope my story will allow others to feel the way I do about UNITEAM and the hospital family."
Barbara is comfortable in her new home now, in part to the help of her fellow team members and The Foundation. If you are a team member in need of assistance or know a team member who is, click here to fill out a UNITEAM application. If you would like to support The Foundation and it's efforts to help the hospital and its community, click here.

Grateful patient giving

Sometimes words are not enough to express the gratitude we feel for the care that we received. Perhaps the most impactful way to recognize the extraordinary care you received at East Jefferson General Hospital, is through a donation, a gift of gratitude, that will make a difference in the life of a loved one or a community member in need.

The reasons for giving are very personal. For one person, it may be in honor of a nurse who took a moment to hold their hand when they needed it most. For another, it may be to help East Jefferson General Hospital acquire new technologies or cures. For many others, it is simply the need to leave a legacy of caring that will positively impact lives for years to come.

Our gift of gratitude program offers our patients a meaningful way to say thank you to the caregivers who treated them and will help East Jefferson General Hospital care for others through a charitable gift.
To make a gift of gratitude, contact the Foundation by phone at 504.503.5800 or make an online gift today.

Still unsure how to give?

There are many ways to give to The Foundation. If you are unsure which method is best for you, please contact us. A staff member would be happy to discuss your intentions and how best to support the hospital. We love to hear from individuals who wish to support East Jefferson General Hospital. You will receive prompt and courteous service from our staff. We are here for you!

Thank you to our annual giving donors

We appreciate the generosity of individuals who made philanthropic contributions to the Annual Giving Campaign.