The COVID-19 Better Together Fund

This campaign ends on June 30 at 11:59PM EDT

Your gift today will 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 has already received 5,600+ applications from employees and students, and is providing 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. 
  • Offering resources for mental health, counseling, and psychosocial support services for employees.
  • Ensuring access to personal protective equipment (PPE) and rapid testing to keep our staff and patients safe.
  • Helping subsidize elder care and childcare options for employees who have limited to no support.   

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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