Founder’s Story

A Note About Our Founder


In her more than 20 years in clinical research, as CEO of PMG Research, Jennifer Byrne witnessed thousands of selfless patient volunteers take part in over 7,500 clinical trials.

These patient volunteers were motivated either by a need to find a care option for themselves when existing treatments proved ineffective or by a purely altruistic motivation to contribute to research knowledge in the hope of helping future generations of patients suffering from their condition.

One day Jennifer conceived a third way to reward clinical trial participants with immediate recognition for their commitment and sacrifice. What if, for each participant in a clinical trial, a child could receive a life-saving vaccine? Greater Gift was born in 2010 with the mission to reward the patients in clinical trials and the research professionals who support them.

The concept is simple: marry the dedication of clinical trial participants with corporate philanthropy to improve global health.

To date, over 100,000 children have been vaccinated through Greater Gift’s partnership with Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance, while thanking over 100,000 clinical trial contributors. Greater Gift is now poised to expand its mission to offer an additional gift (meals) for those in need in honor of clinical trial contributors. Our vision is to support 300,000 gifts by 2020.

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