FAQs: CARE for our Community's Future

Meriter Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions about CARE for our Community's Future

What is CARE for our Community's Future?
CARE for our Community's Future is a public fundraising campaign designed to support UnityPoint Health – Meriter's Healthcare Workforce Initiative, an ambitious effort to address the mounting healthcare worker shortage. Although this is an issue our entire nation is facing, the dedicated specialists at Meriter are working to address the problem locally through a suite of creative, expertly designed solutions.

Your gift—of any amount—will bring our community closer to ensuring no patient is ever turned away from the care they need.
Can I designate my gift to a specific initiative or program within the suite of solutions (for example, scholarships, Pathways programs, education facility renovation, etc)?
Yes! We are here to connect you to the causes you are more passionate about. If you wish to designate your gift toward a specific area within the suite of solutions, please contact us at (608) 417-5300 or msn_foundation@unitypoint.org.
Is there a minimum gift amount?
No! Your gift in any amount that is meaningful to you makes a difference. That's the power of collective giving: many people coming together to support a cause.
Can I make a gift by phone or mail?
Yes! Gifts can be made by phone by calling (608) 417-5300 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT.

Mailed gifts can be addressed to Meriter Foundation, 202 S. Park Street, Madison, WI 53715.
Is it safe to make a gift online?
Yes! All information collected when you make a gift is secure and is only used by Meriter Foundation. It will not be sold or shared with any third-party organizations. View UnityPoint Health – Meriter's Privacy Policy.
Is my gift tax deductible?
A gift receipt will be mailed to you from Meriter Foundation within two weeks of when the gift is received. Please consult your tax advisor to confirm whether your contribution is tax deductible.
Can I make a gift of stock?
Yes! To make a gift of appreciated securities, please contact our team at (608) 417-5300 or msn_foundation@unitypoint.org.
Can I make a gift via my donor-advised fund, or make a qualified charitable IRA distribution?
Yes! If you'd like to make a charitable gift commitment, please contact our team at (608) 417-5300 or msn_foundation@unitypoint.org to confirm your commitment.
Who can I contact regarding my giving-related questions?
The Meriter Foundation team is here to help! Please contact us at msn_foundation@unitypoint.org or (608) 417-5300 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT.