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Our Culture of Giving

Nurturing a culture of philanthropy and community involvement is one of the defining characteristics of our company.

By the very nature of its focus – addressing current and future healthcare challenges through innovative containment and delivery of needed medications – West is a company committed to making a difference in the global community. Throughout the company's history, West leadership has fostered a culture of giving. West and its employees around the world take their responsibility to give back very seriously, and as a result, donate considerable time and resources to help create a healthier world.

Community Support
West's corporate giving is focused on education (in particular STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), healthcare, children and the disabled in the communities where our employees live and work. West provides grants to 501(c)3 organizations to support their charitable pursuits in the communities where our employees live and work. Grant applications are reviewed twice a year by the giving committee. In general, sponsorships are awarded to charities which provide support in the areas of education (particularly STEM), children/disabled and healthcare.

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Employee Giving
West without Borders, our employee-led giving program, builds upon our culture of giving back to the communities in which we live and work.

During the past 12 years, West has focused its philanthropic efforts on charities that aid cancer research and care, STEM education, and children with special needs in the communities where our employees live and work. During this time, West employees have raised more than $2.5 million for a variety of charities located around the globe through West without Borders and other campaigns.



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H.O. West Foundation
The H O West Foundation, started in 1972, supports our employees through scholarship and matching gift programs.

The H.O. West Foundation Matching Gifts to Education Program is designed to assist employees in supporting educational institutions of their choice.
The Foundation matches gifts to eligible schools, from a minimum of $25 to a maximum of $1,000 per employee, per calendar year. The program applies to four-year and two-year colleges and graduate, professional and secondary schools within the United States or territories.

The Herman O. West Scholarship Program is made possible by a gift to the Foundation from Mr. William S. West’s family in memory of our former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. 



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West without Borders is not affiliated with Doctors Without Borders®, which is a registered service mark of Bureau International de Medecins San Frontieres.