The Concept is Simple.
One Good Deed Deserves Another.
Greater Gift started in 2010 with a simple idea: celebrate the patients in clinical trials and the research professionals who support them in order to reinforce the impact of their participation in research. Our mission has grown through our celebration and community outreach programs to increase awareness of clinical research, especially among underrepresented communities. Greater Gift works to ensure all ethnic, racial, and marginalized populations are represented equally in research, so that medicines, treatments, and medical devices are effective for everyone.
How We Started
Jennifer Byrne, a longtime clinical trial executive, watched thousands of clinical trial participants take part in clinical trials and not understand the impact of their participation. She saw patients take part in research because they wanted to find an option for care for a personal medical affliction, or simply because they wanted to participate in research that would help future generations suffering from their condition.
Jennifer had an idea. What if we could reinforce the impact of a clinical trial participant by making a donation in their honor? The concept was simple: reinforce the impact of a volunteer's role as a participant with the impact of a donation of a vaccine or meal to a child in need.
Since its founding in 2010 Greater Gift has celebrated over 130,000 clinical trial participants and donated an equal number of vaccines and meals to children in need. Building on the success of our celebration program, Greater Gift also works to build bridges with underrepresented communities to engage them in clinical research to improve representation.
Our team comprises of passionate health advocates who have a desire to increase awareness of clinical research to improve health.
Board of Directors
Greater Gift Board of Directors encompasses research leaders, community advocates, and thought leaders who are dedicated to improving clinical research for all communities.
Companies and organizations that partner with Greater Gift share an aligned passion for patient-centered and representative clinical research.
We work with our partners to elevate the role patients play in the research process and inform communities about the importance of clinical research. Our programs are created to recognize the volunteers who make medical advancements possible, increase diversity in clinical research, and engage communities in the clinical trial process.
Greater Gift cannot accomplish our mission without the generous support of our research and community partners. If you are interested in making a difference with Greater Gift, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Skyler Shore at sshore@greatergift to learn more about how Greater Gift can partner with you!