Give a Booster Shot is a campaign that asks employees of the Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System to donate to the VMC Foundation.


The VMC Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising donations and public awareness in support of for the County health and hospital system.  We work to make sure that you have the resources and support you need to provide great care to our patients.

Your donation will help the VMC Foundation engage the broader community, host fundraising events, purchase needed medical equipment and so much more.

What is the VMC Foundation?

The VMC Foundation is YOUR foundation. We are a non-profit charity that seeks donations from the community to support the mission and work of Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and the Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System. Funds raised by the VMC Foundation support everything from buying new equipment to direct patient care.   

What is the Give a Booster Shot Campaign?

Give a Booster Shot is an annual campaign that asks SCVHHS employees to donate to the VMC Foundation. After all, as the saying goes, it costs a dime to raise a dollar. Your donation keeps the lights on at the VMC Foundation, and fuels the work we do all year, from organizing fundraisers, to writing grants, and more.

“Boosters” are employees that donate to the VMC Foundation. Most employees choose to give via payroll deduction of $8.00 or more per paycheck. The enrollment period for payroll deduction is from March – August each year, with deductions beginning in September. You can also sign up for recurring monthly credit card donations, and of course, we gladly accept one-time gifts via credit card or check.

Why should I give to the VMC Foundation’s Give a Booster Shot campaign?

When you donate to the VMC Foundation, your dollars will benefit a cause you know well. And you will be able to see the impact first hand! The VMC Foundation is dedicated to preserving Valley Medical Center as one of America’s great county hospitals, and ensuring that our community has access to the highest level of care. We are your partner. Supporting the Foundation will help that partnership grow.

The VMC Foundation staff works hard to raise millions of dollars from community donors each year. It sends an incredibly valuable message when we can say that VMC’s own employees, who already give their heart, soul, time, and talent to VMC, also choose to support us financially via the Booster Shot campaign. We all know what a special place VMC is, and your donations are a powerful testament to that.

How much should I give?

A gift in any amount is greatly appreciated. If you choose to give via payroll deduction, contributions must be at least $8.00 per paycheck. Monthly credit card donations must be at least $17.00 per month. Keep in mind, with each gift, the VMC Foundation grows stronger in our ability to give back to the health and hospital system’s deserving programs.

Is my contribution tax deductible?

Yes.  The VMC Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization. All contributions are 100% tax deductible in accordance with federal law.

How do I sign-up or renew my contributions?

The easiest way to donate is by signing up for a paycheck deduction. Forms are available by clicking the “donate now” button on this page.

Pick an amount you would like to donate and complete the form. Please FAX, e-mail or PONY the form to the VMC Foundation.  We also gladly accept contributions by check or credit card.

How do I get one of those “I © VMC” Items and naming recognition for my gift

It’s easy! Become a Booster by donating to the VMC Foundation. We would be honored to have your support.

We add new promotional items each year. They range from “I © VMC” mugs, license plate frames, keychain lights, grocery bags, lunch totes, and more. Depending on which year you sign up, and your level of giving, a different set

of “I © VMC” goodies will be offered to you. Donors who renew or upgrade their pledges receive additional naming opportunities and additional “I © VMC” merchandise.

“Super Boosters” are a special class of employee donors who have donated at least $1,000 to the VMC Foundation. Super Boosters will have their name on a featured donor wall in the lobby of the new Sobrato Pavilion or Women & Children’s Center. Donors who make a gift of at
least $5,000 will have a patient room named for them. Please note: all naming pledges need to be completed within 5 years.



How can I find out more?

You are welcomeKeychain Light to contact Debbie Burdsall at the VMC Foundation via phone or email at (408) 885-5206 or You can also call the VMC Foundation office at (408) 885-5299.  Visit us online at, and follow us on Facebook.