Alexion has long been invested in our communities. Our dual impact strategy for philanthropy includes The Alexion Charitable Foundation and Corporate Giving.
The mission of The Alexion Charitable Foundation (ACF) is to offer promise and cultivate a sense of belonging — particularly for people affected by a rare disease — through initiatives that advance emotional well-being, educational opportunities, and diversity and inclusion. There are two areas through which we provide funding:
- RARE BELONGING® is a unifying marquee for a suite of funding priorities designed to benefit patients, their families and caregivers affected by a rare disease. In 2020, funding went to organizations seeking to help the rare community cope with the impacts of COVID-19, and others supporting the ongoing mental health and other needs of the rare community. This includes Global Genes, National Organization for Rare Disorders, Ronald McDonald House Charities, SeriousFun Children’s Network and Angel Flight Northeast.
- Local Needs Grants support organizations in communities where Alexion has a major presence, but without the specific requirement of benefiting the rare disease community. Examples in 2020 supported COVID-19-related programs through URU The Right to Be, Inc., Give an Hour and Sesame Workshop. Additionally, ACF granted $500,000 to The Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s COVID-19 Response Fund, The Americares COVID-19 Response Fund, and the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for general COVID-19 support.
Alexion’s Corporate Giving mission is to positively impact our local communities — with a particular focus on people who are disadvantaged or disenfranchised — through inititives that advance emotional well-being, provide educational opportunities, and promote diversity and inclusion in society and critical institutions.
Engaging With Communities Around the GlobeAlexion employees throughout the world organized local initiatives and community engagement opportunities. Click on the “+” icon on each image to learn more.
Employees volunteered their time to virtually visit with nursing home residents. As a result of the pandemic, it’s likely that feelings of loneliness have significantly increased among older adults.
College Park donated 100 meals a week to frontline workers at James Connolly Memorial Hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In collaboration with the Helping Hands Program, employees built prosthetic hands that were then donated to amputee landmine victims throughout the developing world.