2020 has been an unprecedented year. In times like these, mission-driven companies should challenge themselves to stay focused on their immediate goals while not losing sight of their bigger vision. To reinforce our mission and demonstrate our values, Qualio is committing to what we call 1% For All Life. Starting this year, Qualio will donate 1% of our annual revenue to improving healthcare access for vulnerable populations.
Qualio's mission is to enable teams to launch and scale life-saving products, which supports our core belief that everyone deserves to live a long, happy, and healthy life. We are now expanding this mission by supporting organizations that ensure underserved communities receive the healthcare they need.
Increasing the quantity and quality of treatment options does little to help those who cannot easily access the existing healthcare system. I saw this first hand while working as a pharmacist in large urban centers, rural communities, and drug addiction services in Ireland's largest prison. It became clear to me that the ability to access quality healthcare has an enormous impact on people's lives and that we all have an opportunity to make a difference here.
After months of living through a global pandemic, we feel privileged to be able to give something to those that need better healthcare access. Here is where our donations will go in 2020:
- 40% to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Combating COVID-19 Fund
- 40% to the Saint Francis Foundation
- 20% to Qualio Team Member choice (each Qualio team member is donating to a cause of their choosing)
Listen to why we have made this 1% pledge and learn about the Saint Francis Foundation's inspiring work in this podcast episode on From Lab to Launch here.
To our wonderful teammates, customers, and partners - thank you from the bottom of my heart for making this possible.
Robert Fenton, CEO and founder of Qualio