Richmond Times-Dispatch Update on Local Philanthropy

Richmond Times-Dispatch (excerpt) from “Foundation donates $60,510 to cancer center,” published December 21, 2008:

“Michael Pirron, chief executive officer and founder of Impact Makers Inc., donated $6,000 to Rx Partnership, a public-private partnership that provides prescription medication for uninsured Virginians.

Impact Makers, a Richmond-based information technology and management-consulting firm, will make monthly donations of at least $1,000 to Rx Partnership.

“By providing a sustainable recurring income to RxP, we are enabling them to focus on fulfilling their mission of providing services to the community, rather than spending valuable resources on fundraising efforts,” Pirron said.

“We also give about 10 percent of our time to do pro bono consulting to help them focus on effective service delivery.”

According to the Virginia Health Care Foundation, more than a quarter of uninsured Virginians go without needed medications because they cannot afford to pay for their prescriptions.

“Rx Partnership and the uninsured Virginians we serve will benefit greatly from Impact Makers’ financial contribution, technical assistance and advisory services of Impact Makers’ leadership and staff,” said Andrew Wilson, Rx Partnership’s board chairman.

“This innovative partnership will assist Rx Partnership in focusing more effectively on our mission to increase access to prescription medication for Virginia’s uninsured.”

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