Emergency Fund

Employee Emergency Fund

As of April 1, 2016, in line with our Jesuit value of Cura Personalis and to support staff and faculty experiencing an immediate or severe financial struggle due to an emergency, the Employee Emergency Fund was created. An emergency is defined as an unforeseen circumstance that calls for immediate action and an urgent need for assistance relief. Examples of an emergency include loss of property due to a storm or fire, loss of a spouse's employment, significant personal health crises, death of an immediate family member, etc.


This fund was started by Creighton University with $5,000, but ongoing funding will be needed. The fund will grow and be maintained through ongoing gifts from employees and others through the University Relations website. Tax deductible contributions/gifts can be made to the fund by clicking on the link below.

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Application Procedure

  1. Applicants must complete an Emergency Fund Request Form and submit it, along with any documents supporting the request to the Director of Human Resources, Molly Billings.
  2. The reasons behind the application will be shared, confidentially, with the committee.
  3. If approved, funding will be discussed and appropriate disbursement will be coordinated with the employee.
  4. Following the disbursement, the applicant will be contacted to discuss and plan the timing of taxation processing by Payroll.

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