The COVID-19 Better Together Fund

This campaign ends on April 30 at 11:59PM EDT
Your gift today will be matched 1:1 by Jefferson to help address the unexpected and immediate needs of our employee and student community through the newly created COVID-19 Better Together Fund. 

The COVID-19 outbreak has impacted the world and challenged Jefferson to new levels. During this time of unprecedented uncertainty, Jefferson is committed to putting people first by providing the support necessary to ensure our employees and students are able to adapt to the ever-changing circumstances COVID-19 has presented. 

 The COVID-19 Better Together Fund will help in real ways by: 

  • Supporting JeffSecure, our emergency fund to assist students with financial support for the unexpected, unforeseen, and unavoidable emergency expenses they are facing with our campus closures.
  • Providing assistance for employees facing unforeseen hardships, and ensuring food and housing security. 
  • Funding transportation for employees if public transportation becomes compromised. 
  • Helping subsidize elder care and childcare options for employees who have limited to no support.   

“I am inspired by the Jefferson community every day, but now more than ever. Our caregivers are sacrificing to be on the front line in caring for patients. Our support teams are providing the services needed to operate our hospitals.  Our students are working hard to stay focused on their studies while away from campus. I made the first gift to the fund and ask you to join me.”  
- Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, President, Thomas Jefferson University and CEO, Jefferson Health

Checks made payable to 'Jefferson' may be sent to: 
Office of Institutional Advancement
125 S. 9th Street, Suite 600
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Jefferson employees may give via Payroll Deduction. Please login to PeopleSoft and select "Employee Giving" to get started.



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2% Parents

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Linda Trinidad
Maryellen Woltman
Kenneth Sommerville
Meryle Twersky & David
John Walp
Stedmark Partners at Janney Montgomery Scott Stedmark Partnrs at Janney Montgomery Scott
Sharon Murphy
Rob Dimaio
Merin Thomas
Linda Fader
Amanda Malinchak
Brian Maus
Arthur Schultes & Carol
Meghan Patton
Eskedar Getahun
Donna Carney
Sharon Hill & Sharon A Hill
Bruce Rubinsky
Marc Neff
Bichvan Dao
Warren Maley & Meighan Maley
Joseph Lopinto & Patricia
Yansong Gu
Maureen Chapman & Maureen Arts Chapman
Lori Hager
Matt Dane Baker
Steve Williams & Michael Stillman
Steven Glass
Kathleen Rodemer & Donald
Olufunmilola Adedeji
Jim & Nancy Baxter
Tom Shirley & Monica Shirley
William Wells & Suzanne Wells
sally groshens drexler & sally groshens drexler
Vincent Caraher
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Jefferson is matching $1 per $1 donated up to $1,000,000 for the next 17 days
Only the next $247,250 will be matched!

Jim & Nancy Baxter matched $25,000
Andréa W. & Kenneth C. Frazier matched $25,000
Johnson & Johnson matched $50,000
Diversified Search & Judee von Seldeneck matched $50,000
Pam Estadt & Ira Lubert matched $200,000
Herb & Joyce Kean will give $25,000 if 50 donors give in the next 16 days
13 donors so far, 37 to go!

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Carol and Bob Lockyer '68 will give $7,500 if 100 donors give in the next 24 days
65 donors so far, 35 to go!