My team could use more volunteers. Is there a way I can include more people?
Each year, Marian Foundation receives interest from individual community members wishing to participate in Day of Hope by joining a team. If your team is open to accepting members, please contact the Marian Foundation. This is a great way to meet members of your community and to expand your team! E-mail: MarianFoundationFeedback@dignityhealth.org Office: 805.739.3595
How do I get more newspapers if my team runs out?
If you need more or have excess newspapers, call the Marian Foundation 805.739.3595.
After we are done selling newspapers, where do we drop off the donations?
The Team Leader (or designated team member) returns the bank bag back to their distribution site. Remember, count your money and write final amount on outside of bank bag prior to sealing it closed.
Can I make a donation to a team?
Yes. You can make a donation to a fundraiser on a team or you can make a general team donation.
Where should I mail donation checks?
All donation should be mailed to: Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation 1400 E. Church St. Santa Maria, CA 93454
Who should I make my check out to?
Please make all checks payable to: Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation Please make sure that in the memo, it specifies Day of Hope and to whom the donations should be credited to.
How do I find a participant's personal fundraising webpage?
Click on the home page and begin typing the first or last name. Your options will display as you type.
How quickly can I expect an online donation to post to a participant's fundraising account?
Any donation made online should post immediately. If an online donation does not post within 5 minutes, please contact us.
What happens if I check the checkbox to "cover processing fees"?
If you check this checkbox, you will be charged the amount indicated next to the checkbox. This amount will also be visible to the non-profit. However, on the fundraising page, your intended (initial) donation amount will be displayed.
Are donations tax-deductible?
Yes. Gifts to the Marian Foundation are tax-deductible as allowed by state and federal law.
For Canadian donations made online with a credit card, will the amount entered be in U.S. dollars?
Yes. For Canadian donations made online with a credit card, the amount entered in the online donation form will be in U.S. dollars.
Do all donors who mail their donations receive a receipt?
Any donor who mailed their donation and provided an address will receive a receipt via mail once the donation has been processed. If you made your donation in installments, you will receive a receipt each time a monthly payment is processed.
Do all donors who contribute online receive a receipt?
Yes. All donors who provide a name and address receive an official acknowledgement letter.
What is Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation's Tax ID number?
Please call (805) 739-3595 for this information.
How do I add a dedication when I make a donation?
When you make a donation online, you can designate what you want to appear as your recognition name on the participant's Honor Roll. This may be your name, or it could be something such as "From the whole Smith Family" or "In memory of Aunt Sally."
What can I do if a check is written out to me personally?
If a donation check has been written out to you personally, you may endorse the back of the check and mail it in with a completed donation form to Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation.
Can I mail in a cash donation?
It is not a good idea to send a cash donation in the mail. You may drop off the cash off at Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation along with your information or you can deposit the cash into your checking account and send a personal check from your account.
How quickly can I expect an online donation to post to my page?
Any donation made online should post immediately. If your donation does not post within 5 minutes, please contact Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation.
Can I enter a check online?
You can't enter a check online. What you can do is enter a check as a pledge. This can be done in the fundraising section of your headquarters page. The status of the check will be pending until the check is received by Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation.
A donor is requesting a Tax ID number; what is that and how can I get it?
Please call (805) 739-3595 for this information.
Not all of my donors are showing up. Why?
As your donors make a contribution, they have the option of whether or not they want to appear.
Where can I find a list of the people who have donated to me?
Log in with your email and password to visit your headquarters page. Select ‘My Fundraising Reports on the left side. You will then find a list of all of your donors as well as a list of all donors to your team.
How can I send a thank you email to my donors?
To easily send thank you emails to donors, follow these steps:
Log in to your fundraiser dashboard by clicking the "My HQ" link in the top right
Click "My Fundraising Report" in the left sidebar
Locate the donor/donation you'd like to thank, and click "Send Email" (If the donor didn't submit their email address, this option is unavailable.)
Type the message in the pop-up window, and click "Send Email"
Why am I receiving emails telling me that I've received a donation?
You are receiving these emails because we would like to keep you updated on your fundraising efforts. If you wish to stop receiving these updates, please log in to your headquarters and edit your account preferences.