In March 2020, we entered a partnership with UCLA Health, pledging 10% of sales in support of frontline workers. Coming from a family of healthcare professionals, supporting those who put others before themselves was important to me. Over the course of a challenging year, philanthropy helped us find our voice, and a new sense of clarity. In 2020, your contributions helped underwrite a Medtronic 980 ventilator, provide 5,000 meals to hospital staff and visitors, and sponsor Nurses week.
Today, we’re proud to announce another $100,000 donation, and it’s made possible because of you. The gift will be split two ways: In support of nurses at UCLA hospitals, and to award our first Frontline Future Fund scholarships.
To our customers: We’re inspired by, and grateful for, your support and generosity. Through challenging times, you’ve seen value and integrity in the products we create. With each donation to the Frontline Future Fund, together we’re building a better future for the next great thinkers, scientists, frontline workers and health care professionals. We look forward to sharing the results of these gifts with you in the months to come.
In May, we’ll sponsor our second Nurses Week with acts of appreciation for 4,200 nurses throughout UCLA hospitals. In the face of a pandemic, UCLA nurses demonstrated in countless ways compassion and bravery, always putting their patients first. This is a chance to show these healthcare providers their extraordinary care and kindness is valued.
By early summer, a committee will award scholarships to students from UCLA’s PRIME program, providing immediate relief for tight finances or unexpected hardship. Students from this program are leaders in advocating for communities in need and addressing health disparities, however, many are also providing for their families or are making their way through medical school on their own. This gift allows them to focus on their training and community projects, rather than worry over a looming debt burden. - John
From the John Elliott team, we can’t thank you enough.