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 firm has made substantial, multi-year donations to the following organizations:
New England Disabled Sports (NEDS) provides adaptive sports instruction to students of all ages and abilities.
Clarke provides children who are deaf or hard of hearing with the listening, learning and spoken language skills they need to succeed.
The Women's Bar Foundation is dedicated to ensuring access to justice for low-income women. They have create a community committed to providing free legal assistance to low-income women and their families.
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.
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.
Partners In Health will build an on-site Cancer Support Center at the Butaro District Hospital in Rwanda. The Center will include overnight accommodation for new and ambulatory care patients receiving infusion/chemotherapy (and their families/caregivers) and laboratory, pathology, and radiology services at a single point of care on the Butaro Hospital campus. Read More
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:
The Support Center for Child Advocates’ mission is toadvocate for victims of child abuse and neglect in Philaldelphia with the goalof securing safety, justice, well-being and a permanent, nurturing environmentfor every child.
The Cure GM1 Foundation is dedicated to hope and to directly funding research for a cure for GM1 Gangliosidosis, a lysosomal storage disease that attacks the brain and spinal cord and is always fatal in children.
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.
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.)