Top 50 Corporate Giver

Becton, Dickinson (BDX)


Patricia Shrader, VP, Corp. Regulatory and External Affairs

Foundation program:

[none listed]

Signature program:

U.S Fund for UNICEF's Campaign to Save Mothers and Babies from Tetanus
To eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT), a preventable disease often caused by unclean birthing practices. BD has donated cash, products, employee involvement, field visits, matching gifts and promotional support.

2004 cash donations $ 4,100,000
As pct. of revenue 0.1 %
As pct. of earnings 0.5 %
Change since 2003 7.9 %
Change since 2002 2 %

2004 in-kind donations $ 4,300,000
As pct. of revenue 0.1 %
As pct. of earnings 0.6 %
Change since 2003 207.1 %
Change since 2002 43.3 %

Projected increase/decrease increase

 Favored Issues
  arts   education   community development   health care   international
  Arts   Edu   Comm   Health   Intl

   Other / specifics:   HIV/AIDS, diabetes, immunization, infectious diseases and other areas that expand the reach of our diagnostics capabilities

 Major Objectives

The major objective of BD's giving programs is to mobilize its financial, product and human resources to focus on issues where we can have a positive influence on the health of at-risk populations around the world. In addition, we will participate in building healthy and livable communities around the world where we have operations and where our associates work and live. To more strategically align our program, we are particularly interested in efforts that address HIV/AIDS, diabetes, infectious diseases, immunization and initiatives that expand the reach of diagnostics capabilities.