Employee Campaign

Bridge the Gap Employee Campaign

San Ysidro Health employees are empowered to make a positive impact in our workplace. The Bridge the Gap employee campaign is all about choices and to come together as a team to reach our goals.

No matter what your role here is, your personal dedication sends a powerful message to the community. Whether it’s a dollar or an hour, your participation in the employee campaign truly makes a difference in the lives of those we serve. Join today!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Bridge the Gap: It Begins with Us campaign?
Bridge the Gap: It Begins with Us is our way of promoting our internal culture of philanthropy in a very visible way. Each year we have funding gaps—the difference between what programs and services cost and the funding we have available. San Ysidro Health is a non-profit organization dependent on federal, state and county grants as well as on the generosity of individuals.

Philanthropy is a natural extension of the work we do.  Staff is the heart of San Ysidro Health and through this newly launched annual campaign we can help inspire others by leading the way ourselves.

Why should we have a campaign?
Bridge the Gap: It Begins with Us is our way of showing how much we value San Ysidro Health.  It also shows the community at large that we believe our organization is worthy of support.

What benefit is there for San Ysidro Health?
Many institutional funders are inspired to support organizations with a strong internal philanthropic tradition. Grant applications often ask what percentage of staff and board donate annually.

How much should I give?
We would never tell you that you have to give, nor what amount you should give. Your philanthropy is a private affair. Many of our employees tell us they support their churches, their children’s schools as well as other causes they believe in. We are just asking that you consider a gift—of any size—to help us Bridge the Gap AND to have as large a percentage of participation as possible. We would love to see 100% participation one day!

How can I contribute?
You can contribute in whatever way works best for you.

  • Through a one-time gift of cash, check or debit/credit card.
  • You can also give an amount through an on-going payroll deduction.
  • You can start an EFT from your credit/debit card or via ACH from your checking account.

How you give is up to you. Your gift is a wonderful show of support for our mission. We want to make it as simple for you as possible.
You can also give time and talent through volunteering. We will be hosting various volunteer opportunities year-round that will give you a chance to show your support.

Is my contribution tax-deductible?
Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.  If you give a straight donation, then your gift is 100% tax deductible in that no goods or services are exchanged.  If you choose to donate to support an event, and receive event benefits, then your deductible amount will be reduced based on value of goods or services received.

How will I be recognized?
We will be recognizing all gifts with a commemorative pin, invitations to special thank you receptions, and on an ‘honor roll’ on our San Ysidro Health website. This recognition will be given to all employee donors, regardless of the size of their gift. We will also be holding special drawings throughout the campaign for fun prizes as a small token of appreciation.

If I choose payroll deduction, when does it begin? When does it end?
Payroll deduction will begin within 2 to 3 weeks of you filling out your donation form. You do not need to renew your deduction, as it will continue until you submit a stop request. You can choose in increase or decrease your deduction at any time and it will take 2 to 3 weeks for the change to take effect.

Please click here to download and complete the Campaign Pledge Form.

Philanthropy Department – Del Sol Office
Candy Cuevas, Manager Annual Campaign, ccuevas@syhc.org / ext. 3496

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