Frequently Asked Questions

What is HJF?

Created in 1983, HJF is a private, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt (not-for-profit) corporation that supports military medical research and education at USU and throughout military medicine.

What is USU?

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) is the only federal school of medicine and graduate school of nursing. USU is located on the grounds of the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. The University provides military and public health-relevant education, research, service and consultation to the nation and the world. USU is a typical academic health center with a unique focus on health promotion and disease prevention, and with the specialized mission of educating health care practitioners to deal with peace- and wartime casualties, natural disasters, emerging infectious diseases and other public health emergencies.

How can I donate?

You can print and mail the donation form, along with your payment, to HJF, Attn: Donations, 6720-A Rockledge Drive, Suite 100, Bethesda, MD 20817.

Will my donation be tax deductible?

Yes, your donation will be tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please consult your estate planning representative, tax advisor or attorney for more information on how you may benefit by making a charitable contribution to HJF.

Can I get my employer to match my gift to HJF?

Many corporate employers match employee gifts to charitable organizations. Matching gifts are a great way to double—or sometimes even triple—the impact of your donation. Please ask your Human Resources Department if your employer matches gifts.

What planned giving options does HJF offer?

A planned gift to HJF helps to ensure the future of the military medical research and educational programs we provide and may further your estate planning goals. If you are considering a gift to HJF through your estate, please consult your attorney or financial advisor.

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