Magic is CHI Memorial associates giving to improve our community

MAGIC employee campaign

MAGIC stands for Memorial Associates Giving to Improve our Community. Since its beginning in 2003, CHI Memorial employees have given over $3 million dollars through contributions to MAGIC. In the past, MAGIC funds have helped to build the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center, to create a healing garden for MICU patients, install a wayfinding system, as well as construction of the Chapel and Fitness Center and much more. Since 2010 more than 535 employees have received assistance through the MAGIC Employee Emergency Fund.

How will my money be used?

Every day, we are called to respond to the needs of others around us, whether it’s our patients, the underserved in our community, or our fellow co-workers. The MAGIC campaign is a wonderful way to answer that call.

The 2022-2024 MAGIC Campaign will support the following funds:

  • Employee Emergency Fund – available to all associates from all departments and campuses to receive assistance during a time of crisis.
  • Greatest Needs of CHI Memorial – departments throughout the health care system will have the opportunity to submit requests for funding for projects and equipment.
  • New CHI Memorial Georgia Facility – contributions will be used to help equip our new Georgia hospital facility set to open FY25.

When will my deductions begin?

New payroll deductions are turned in every Friday, and deductions will begin the following pay period. Campaign pledges made now will remain in effect until May 2024. Changes to your deduction can be made anytime by contacting the Foundation at: (423) 495-7438 or