On Friday, April 30, 2004, Eric D. Friedlander, Starpoint Health’s CEO, had one of those ‘a-ha’ moments in one’s business life. Mr. Friedlander returned back to his business school (Anderson School at UCLA) to attend the 2004 Entrepreneurs Conference where the school was honoring Marc Benioff, the Chairman and CEO of Salesforce.com. Mr. Friedlander had been searching for several years for a model to fully integrate business and community and Mr. Benioff outlined that model. In April 2005, Starpoint began the process to launch the Starpoint Health Foundation (which was established in June 2005) with a mission “To enhance the health and welfare of women and children in the communities in which we serve.”
The operating model relies on “the 1 percent solution.” Starpoint Health Foundation’s assets come from a goal of donating 1 percent of pre-tax profits to the community annually, 1 percent of Starpoint Health equity to its programs and 1 percent of employee working hours, four paid days of charitable leave to be used during the workweek, to spend on company supported charitable projects.
The Foundation will also be supported by donor contributions, including those resulting from fundraising activities sponsored by Starpoint Health. 100% of donations go directly to help women and children in the communities that Starpoint Health services. Starpoint Health pays all costs associated with the Foundation so that every penny raised goes directly to the children. Furthermore, Starpoint Health will match employee donations up to a maximum of $50,000 in each year. Any amount you can give would be greatly appreciated. If you would like to donate to this cause, please send a check to:
Starpoint Health Foundation
620 Newport Center Drive, 8th Floor
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Attention: Eric D. Friedlander, CEO
Starpoint Health Foundation currently self-directs its grants to select organizations, but the organization intends to accept grant requests in future years.
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