You, Me & BRG 

The You, Me & BRG Employee Giving Program is an opportunity for Employees to join together to make a financial contribution to our community hospital. All funds raised through this program directly impact all aspects of our hospital – from the care we provide our patients and education we offer our community–– to the support we give our Employees and the further development of our campuses. Every donation made to You, Me & BRG touches the lives of each and every person we serve at Baton Rouge General. Through your contributions, we partner together to continue our mission of improving lives and strengthening our community by providing exceptional healthcare. 


Employee Giving

Employee Giving

One hundred percent of the funds raised through You, Me & BRG directly support our co-workers, patients and their families. By participating in the You, Me & BRG program, we partner together to support our co-workers, patients and their families in the following ways:

Hospital-Wide Focus Projects

Focus on a hospital-wide project that will impact both Mid City and Bluebonnet campuses

You, Me & BRG Internal Grants

Invest in employee-driven projects, in which departments can apply through an internal grants process

Employee Assistance Fund

Support BRG Employees through the Employee Assistance Fund, which assists staff members who have
experienced major life challenges, such as house fire, flood or a serious illness/injury

 
Click here to download the 2014 You, Me & BRG Employee Giving brochure.

Thank You!

Since the program began in 2010, the You, Me & BRG Employee Giving Program has been making a difference at Baton Rouge General and the Baton Rouge community. 100% of the funds raised through You, Me & BRG directly support staff, patients and their families. The following projects and many more have been funded through generous gifts through this program:

Baton Rouge General Employee Assistance Fund
Family ER Waiting Areas
Clinical Simulation Lab
Mid City Employee Gym
NICU Giraffe Bed
Senior Emergency Department Support
Physical Therapy Certification Training
Gaming Cart for Pediatrics
Child Burn Survivor Summer Camp
Neonatal Transport Stretcher
WalkAide System for Rehab
Total Lift-Transfer Transport Chair
Fiberoptic Lights for Pediatric ER Patients
Ultrasound Imaging System for Women’s Health Physical Therapy
Med/Geri Psych Day Room Enhancements
Pediatric Syringe Pumps
Interactive Exercise & Nutrition Class for Children & Families
Vital Equipment to Enhance Patient Care & Outcomes
Outdoor Fitness Area and Stretching Station
NICU Surveillance Camera
Burn Center Education and Outreach
VeinViewers allowing staff to quickly and easily find veins in patients needing IVs
Innovative Transport Chairs
Intuitive Robotic Technology for Heart and GYN surgeries
Educational Healthcare Scholarships for Children of Baton Rouge General Employees


* All projects were selected by a group of frontline employees who were also donors to the program.


Thank you to all who supported the 2013 You, Me & BRG Employee Giving Program! 100% of the funds raised through You, Me & BRG support our hospital. 

Because of the heartfelt generosity of Baton Rouge General Employees, 29 internal grants were awarded to various departments on both campuses. Since the program began in 2010, more than 60 projects have been funded through the You, Me & BRG Employee Giving Program. Click here to view a complete list of the internal grants. 


What is the You, Me & BRG program?

The You, Me & BRG Employee Giving Program is an opportunity for Employees to join together to make a financial contribution to our community hospital. All funds raised through this program directly impact all aspects of our hospital – from the care we provide our patients and education we offer our community -  to the support we give our Employees and the further development of our campuses. Every donation made to You, Me & BRG touches the lives of each and every person we serve at Baton Rouge General. Through your contributions, we partner together to continue our mission of improving lives and strengthening our community by providing exceptional healthcare. 


Where does my donation go?

100% of the funds raised directly support our co-workers, patients and their families in the following ways:

  • Hospital-Wide Focus Projects: Focus on a hospital-wide project that will impact both Mid City and Bluebonnet campuses

  • You, Me & BRG Internal GrantsInvest in employee-driven projects, in which departments can apply through an internal grants process

  • Employee Assistance Fund: Support BRG Employees through the Employee Assistance Fund, which assists staff members who have experienced major life challenges, such as house fire, flood or a serious illness/injury            


How can I give a donation? Can I elect for payroll deduction?
You can easily give online here. Payroll deduction provides the easiest way to contribute to the You, Me & BRG Employee Giving Program. You may also make a one-time gift with a check or credit card. For the 2014 program, payroll deductions will begin June 6, 2014 and end May 29, 2015. Employees have the opportunity to make a gift to the Foundation at any time during the year to support this program or another endeavor.


What is Club 26?                
Club 26 is comprised of Employees who pledge one hour or more of pay for 26 pay periods, which is equivalent to one year. Club 26 members will receive the exclusive You, Me & BRG badge reel to proudly wear with their employee badge, and will be recognized on the Foundation donor wall at both campuses and on the General’s website. 

 

Please note: To be considered a Club 26 member, your donation must be received by May 31, 2014.


What is Pacesetter Level Club 26?               
Pacesetter Level Club 26 is for Employees who have elected to give $1,000 or more a year through the You, Me & BRG Employee
Giving Program.


What is the deadline for making a gift?        
To be considered a Club 26 member, your donation card must be received by May 31, 2014. You can contribute to You, Me & BRG at any time throughout the year; however, to be recognized as a participant in the 2014 You, Me & BRG Employee Giving Program, your contribution and/or pledge must be received by September 30, 2014.


Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes. Baton Rouge General’s Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization; therefore, your donation is fully tax deductible.


What is the goal of the You, Me & BRG program?     
The ultimate goal of the You, Me & BRG program is participation from as many Employees as possible. The more participation we have, the more projects we can fund throughout the hospital and more Employees we can help through the Employee Assistance Fund. 

Who decides which Internal Grant proposals receive funding?            

The Internal Grant Selection Committee is an anonymous group of frontline Baton Rouge General Employees. Since the You, Me & BRG Program began in 2010, more than 60 internal grant projects have been funded. 

 

Who do I contact if I have questions about my gift or pledge?

Please contact the Foundation office at (225) 763-4372 or email foundation@brgeneral.org.

What is the difference between You, Me & BRG and the Capital Campaign?

You, Me & BRG is a component of the Baton Rouge General Foundation’s annual giving program which raises annual funds to support the hospital, our patients, co-workers, staff and their families. Funds raised for a capital campaign are specifically designated for building expansions. Since the program began in 2010, more than $1.1 million has been raised through employee giving and matching support from Baton Rouge General. 

 

Is this program the same as the United Way Campaign?

No, the United Way Campaign is separate from You, Me & BRG. United Way raises funds for a variety of other non-profit organizations, whereas 100% of the funds raised through You, Me & BRG specifically touch the lives of our co-workers and those we serve at Baton Rouge General.

 

Why does Baton Rouge General have a foundation? 

Baton Rouge General is a non-profit, community hospital.The vital funds raised through the General’s Foundation support our hospital by purchasing life-saving equipment and launching innovative programs. As costs for our hospital grow exponentially and reimbursements decline every year, the Foundation allows us to continue to improve, develop and shape our hospital. Together with the Foundation, we are able to provide better care to the patients we serve today and tomorrow.

 

BLUEBONNET

Address:8585 Picardy Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA, 70809
(225) 763-4000

MID CITY

Address:3600 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA, 70806
(225) 387-7000