When Steve joined Be The Match’s workforce nearly two years ago, he was excited to work for a company with a worthwhile mission. Once Steve settled into his role, he realized the measure of his success would be in lives saved.
As a data analyst at Be The Match, Steve played an integral role in establishing MatchSource®. This application is the portal through which patients are matched with their marrow donor. Transplant centers throughout the country use MatchSource to enter searching patients into the system, officially initiating their journey to finding a match and receiving a cure. Today, Steve’s work focuses on enhancing MatchSource, ultimately matching more patients with a marrow donor.
After realizing his role was saving lives, Steve was inspired to take his support of Be The Match beyond his daily contribution as an employee. Just this past year, Steve became a financial donor, taking advantage of a matching gift opportunity to double his impact. What compels Steve perhaps the most is Be The Match’s commitment to delivering equal outcomes for all. He knows that not all patients have equal access to care, insurance or the financial resources to receive their cure. By supporting Be The Match and having his gift matched for the Mexico Pediatric Assistance fund, Steve is confident more families will have the resources they need to overcome the barriers that may prevent them from receiving a second chance at life.
Steve has seen the impact of cancer in his personal life, too. After losing his first wife to cancer, he established a donor advised fund to facilitate his charitable giving. This allowed Steve to easily manage his giving and really focus on supporting the nonprofit organizations he cares about most, like Be The Match. By managing his personal philanthropy through a donor advised fund, Steve has had the opportunity to match some of his contributions and make his personal impact go even further.
We are grateful for Steve’s support of Be The Match through his dedication as an employee and his investment in our mission through philanthropy.
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