What is the primary purpose of the Baker & Taylor Foundation?

The primary purpose of the Foundation is to provide assistance and help to Baker & Taylor employees or a local community that has experienced a natural disaster or an unavoidable life- changing tragedy.

What qualifies as an event or disaster that would require the use of the Foundation money?

Possible events include:

  • Loss of home due to natural disaster or fires
  • Escalating medical bills for unexpected illnesses
  • Extensive loss of income due to injury or illness
  • Unforeseen financial distress through no fault of your own

If an employee does not make a pledge, are they still eligible to receive benefits from the Foundation?

Yes. However, the overall impact of this Foundation will be greater if each employee contributes.

Are new hire employees eligible to participate in this program?

Yes. During New Hire Orientation meetings, employees will be given the opportunity to donate.

How will pledge money be taken?

All pledge money will be deducted from the employees' biweekly paycheck for the calendar year. Any one-time donations should be made by check, and mailed to the address listed on this site.

If currently an employee, are the payroll deductions automatically renewed each year?

Yes. The deduction will be made each pay period and will continue until revoked or revised by the employee in writing. In the event a contribution cannot be withheld from the employee's paycheck, no additional contribution will be taken from subsequent paychecks.

Once an employee has made a pledge, can the pledge be discontinued at any time?

Yes, by contacting their local HR office.

Are one time donations/pledges allowed?

Yes. However, if you are not an employee then please submit your contribution to the address listed on this website.

What is the minimum donation allowed?

The minimum donation allowed for Baker & Taylor employees is $1 per pay period.

Is employee participation/contribution level confidential?

Yes. As with all payroll documentation matters, this information will be held in the strictest of confidence.

Is the pledge money refundable?

No. Once the contribution has been payroll deducted, it cannot be refunded.

Will donated money be tax deductible?

The B&T Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to the B&T Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

If an employee does not make a pledge during the initial drive, are they still allowed to make a contribution?

Yes, by contacting their local HR offices or via the Contribution Tab on this site. Non-employees can make contributions any time by simply following the instructions on this site.

How will details on how the Foundation has distributed funds be communicated?

Via the annual fund drive and the Annual Report.