Support MCO

A Letter from the Director

Thank you very much for your interest in Medical Campus Outreach (MCO) and for taking the time to learn more about MCO’s ministry to students and residents at Philadelphia’s many healthcare campuses! We are very excited to see how God is at work—particularly in the area of individual discipleship among students. Here’s a brief summary of our main areas of ministry:

  • Student Community/Discipleship Houses
    MCO runs two houses for active healthcare students, where MCO staff are actively discipling and mentoring student residents
  • Mentoring Program
    We have almost 50 active student/professional pairs and we continue to seek additional staff to provide input, evaluation, and oversight
  • Healthcare Luncheons
    During the school year, we provide bi-monthly lunches  at Tenth Presbyterian Church that address relevant topics to those in healthcare, alternating monthly during the academic year with
  • CityWide Events
    Rotating months with the luncheons, we coordinate dinner and conversations on topics of interest on Philly area healthcare campuses in partnership with local student Bible study fellowship groups
  • Student Conference Sponsorship
    MCO gives sponsorships for approximately two dozen students to attend the annual Global Missions Health Conference in Louisville, KY
  • SMI Philadelphia / Medical Outreaches
    We run our annual summer project, the Philadelphia Summer Medical Institute, and several one-day healthcare screening outreaches each school year
  • Student-led Bible Studies
    We help with oversight of 13 Bible studies on healthcare campuses in the greater Philadelphia area and offer some financial assistance to help the students with outreach events
  • MCO Volunteer Staff Team Training
    Ongoing training for mature Christians in the health care professions who are actively doing the work of one-on-one discipleship with students

Each year MCO needs $30,000 just to carry on its basic operations, not counting SMI and staff salaries.  Through the generous support of our individual donors and church partners, as well as through much prayer, MCO’s ministry has been able to continue for 25 years. Would you please consider how you might financially support MCO? Your contribution will make a real difference in the lives of hundreds of students on our area’s graduate health campuses.  We also ask for your continued prayer on MCO’s behalf, and if you feel called to volunteer for us, we can surely find a place for you!

Giving regularly on a monthly basis would greatly help support MCO in planning and by providing greater financial stability. The easiest way to financially support MCO is to use the form on this page for setting up your one-time or on-going support.  If you’d prefer to send a check, please make it payable to:

Medical Campus Outreach
1701 Delancey St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Thank you so much for your prayer and financial support consideration!

Laura Layer, M.D.

Director, MCO Philadelpia

Donate to MCO

You can use this secure form on Tenth Church’s secure online giving page to make an electronic donation to MCO. When the linked page opens please select “Outreach” from the drop-down menu and type in “MCO” on the memo line. You will need to have your bank account and routing number available as we do not accept credit card donations. We appreciate your consideration of partnering with us on our mission to make disciples on the Philadelphia area’s healthcare campuses. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes. Medical Campus Outreach is a ministry of Tenth Presbyterian Church, a 501(c)(3) religious organization. You will receive a year-end tax statement from Tenth Church for your donation to MCO. You should consult a tax professional for most current laws regarding how much you can deduct each year. 

What does MCO do with the donations?

All funds received become the unrestricted assets of Medical Campus Outreach Philadelphia to be used as directed by the board of directors. Generally speaking, the donated funds are used to support the various expenses of our outreach and mentoring of students.

Will I receive an acknowledgment of my donation?

Yes. You will receive either an email or letter acknowledgment from MCO for each donation. You will also receive a year-end tax statement from Tenth Church noting each donation and your yearly total.

Can I donate to a specific participant of SMI?

You can donate to support a specific SMI student participant on the giving form on Tenth Church’s page by simply adding a comment such as “SMI 2020 John Doe” to your donation and we will apply the gift to the student’s fundraising total.