Employee and Volunteer Giving

Be a Giver!

Donors can now give to the employee fund to help a colleague in need. The HERO (Helping Employees Reach Others) fund is a new designation, offered in partnership with Human Resources and the Foundation, to help people in our Dignity Health family who find themselves in an emergency situation. You can utilize ESS to make your gift (or use any other donation method) however, by law your gift to support other employees is not tax deductible. (Employees needing assistance please call HR at 480.728.3424.)

We have the best employees and volunteers on the Dignity Health team! It’s no secret that Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert employees and volunteers are committed to compassionate and excellent service for our patients and their families. They are also committed to helping future patients through their generous tax-deductible giving. Employee Giving helps to purchase items the employees know that patients will need.  

Information for Employee & Volunteer Giving

There is another really fun way that employees can contribute and become a SUPER HERO.  When joining the One Hour Club, employees commit to donating the equivalent of one hour of pay (or PTO)  per pay period. As Super Heros, our One Hour Club members are treated to unique and fun opportunities throughout the year, including: a chance to receive a covered parking spot near Entrance A at Chandler Regional, and a similar coveted spot at Mercy Gilbert. 


Become a HERO by making your commitment online, by Employee Self Service (ESS), or by contacting the Foundation at 480.728.3931.

There are many ways for employees and volunteers to give and you may choose where your gift is invested: 

  • Make an online gift via credit card through our secure website or mail a check to: Dignity Health Foundation - East Valley 1727 W. Frye Road, Suite 230, Chandler AZ 85224
  • For Employee Payroll Deduction go online to ESS (directions below) or fill out the form and securely deliver to the Foundation. 
  • Donate your paid time off. You can designate a one-time or ongoing donation of your PTO if you have accrued at least 80 hours. Those hours are converted to cash and donated to the Foundation. Download donation form, fill it out and securely mail or deliver to the Foundation. 

By signing up for a payroll deduction, you understand that any ongoing donation election will be in effect until discontinuance is requested by you in writing or by on-line request through the Employee Self Serve (ESS) system. 

To make a payroll donation via ESS the Employee Self Service System, start by clicking on the below button for the Employee Self Service System (and then follow the steps underneath that once you are in the Employee Self Service System):

Once inside of the Employee Self Service System application: 

      • Click on Bookmarks in upper left corner
      • Click Employee Self Service in the menu
      • Click Employee Giving in the menu
      • Click ESS Employee Giving in the menu
      • Click grey Add Donation button
      • Select type of gift you would like to make
      • Select East Valley Foundation (Chandler or Mercy) from the drop-down menu
      • Enter number of hours or dollar amount of gift
      • Click grey Confirm button
      • Click grey Continue button
      • In the Purpose Restriction area (3rd box), enter your choice or HERO Fund  (if you enter nothing your gift will go to the area of greatest need)
      • Click grey Update button
      • A confirmation message on the screen will appear. You will also get an email confirmation




For more information, Contact Us.