Intravenous news: Baxter International Inc. and The Baxter International Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Baxter, todayÂ announced their combined 2008 charitable giving, which focused on increasing access to healthcare, helping developing nations and countries in crisis, and addressing other critical community needs. In 2008, combined giving from the company and its foundation totaled nearly $44 million, comprising:
$28.9 million from Baxter’s businesses and facilities to address critical local needs in more than 40 countries;
$10.9 million from donations of Baxter products to 58 developing nations and countries in crisis; and
$4.0 million from The Baxter International Foundation, including nearly $1.4 million in grants to organizations outside of the U.S. and nearly $740,000 to more than 750 organizations through the Foundationâ€™s Dollars for Doers and Matching Gifts programs, which support employeesâ€™ philanthropic efforts.
Baxter’s charitable giving activities align with and support the company’s mission of saving and sustaining lives, said Robert L. Parkinson, Jr., Baxter’s chairman and chief executive officer. Whether through monetary and product donations, or by volunteering our time, Baxter is committed to making a positive impact on the health and well-being of our local and global communities.