Philanthropy

Our firm is deeply committed to engaging philanthropically, in a meaningful way and to a substantial degree, with the communities in which we live and work.

DIRECTED FINANCIAL DONATIONS/SPONSORSHIPS

The firm has an active Philanthropy Committee who seek, evaluate and approve requests for financial donations. Each year since the firm was started, we have dedicated approximately 1% of our annual revenue to these direct financial donations.

The Philanthropy Committee prefers to provide funding where:

  • ‍the funding supports disadvantaged people and/or people with special medical needs in the geographic areas of our offices
  • the amount of the firm’s donation will be of meaningful size to the recipient (so as to be impactful to the achievement of the recipient’s mission); and
  • ‍where substantially all of the firm’s donation will be used in programming (so that the firm’s donation is used efficiently).

The firm has made substantial, multi-year donations to the following organizations:

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The Greater Boston Food Bank +
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The Greater Boston Food Bank works to end hunger across Eastern Massachusetts by providing their neighbors in need the healthy food and resources they need to thrive.

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The East Oakland Collective (EOC) +
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​The East Oakland Collective (EOC) is a member-based community organizing group invested in serving the communities of deep East Oakland by working towards racial and economic equity. With programming in civic engagement and leadership, economic empowerment and homeless services and solutions, they help amplify underserved communities from the ground up.

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The Possible Project +
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The Possible Project uses entrepreneurship as a framework to close the skills and opportunities gap facing young people with untapped potential and to advance economic equity by ensuring they develop the entrepreneurial spirit, skills, and networks to launch successful careers.

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Food Bank For New York City +
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Food Bank For New York City has been working to end food poverty in their five boroughs for over 36 years. As the city’s largest hunger-relief organization, they employ a multifaceted approach centered on helping low-income New Yorkers overcome their circumstances and achieve greater independence.

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The Hidden Genius Project +
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The Hidden Genius Project trains and mentors black male youth in technology creation, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills to transform their lives and communities.

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BIO Ventures for Global Health +
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BVGH is a results-oriented nonprofit organization dedicated to solving global health issues by forming connections between people, resources, and ideas.

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New England Disabled Sports +
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New England Disabled Sports (NEDS) provides adaptive sports instruction to students of all ages and abilities.

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Clarke Schools for Hearing & Speech +
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Clarke provides children who are deaf or hard of hearing with the listening, learning and spoken language skills they need to succeed.

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Special Olympics +
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The Special Olympics has been helping people with intellectual disabilities discover new strengths and abilities, skills and success throughout the power of sports since 1968. For nearly a decade, the Firm has been the lead sponsor of Bio-Ball, a unique basketball tournament and skills event that matches employees of Boston-area biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies with Special Olympics teams, with all proceeds supporting Special Olympics Massachusetts. Many of our employees also volunteer at this event.

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Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress +
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The MDSC offers a broad array of programs to serve people with Down syndrome and their families throughout the state in an effort to ensure that every person with Down syndrome has the opportunity to reach his or her full potential.

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Enhancing our Clients' Efforts in the Field

Many of our biotechnology company clients have become leaders in engaging philanthropically with not-for-profit organizations that provide research funding, patient advocacy, access to drugs, and other supportive activities for unmet needs in medical areas that may be adjacent to or even overlap the areas of focus of these biotechnology company clients.

We have partnered with many of these biotechnology company clients to enhance their efforts, through direct financial donations and/or the involvement of our employees, including supporting:

American Heart Association +
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For nearly 100 years, the American Heart Association has been fighting heart disease and stroke while striving to save and improve lives.

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JDFR-Walk for Diabetes +
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Each year, JDRF One Walk brings together more than 900,000 people across the country to change the future for everyone living with type 1 diabetes (T1D).

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Support Center for Child Advocates +
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The Support Center for Child Advocates’ mission is to advocate for victims of child abuse and neglect in Philaldelphia with the goal of securing safety, justice, well-being and a permanent, nurturing environment for every child.

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Alzheimer's Association of Massachusetts +
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to support the efforts of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and other biotechnology company clients whose organizations or employees are working to improve medical treatment options for patients with diseases of the central nervous system.

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TB Alliance +
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in New York, NY, whose mission is to discover and develop better, faster-acting, and affordable drugs to fight tuberculosis. (We sponsored the Community Engagement Program run by TB Alliance in Southern and Eastern Africa to educate trial participants and community leaders about TB drug research.)

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