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HeartBrothers Foundation Highlights Successes, Goals at Corporate Sponsor Meeting

The HeartBrothers Foundation hosted its semi-annual Corporate Membership meeting on Jan. 12, presenting its successes in 2021 and goals for 2022 and beyond.

During the virtual gathering, HeartBrothers co-founder Pat Sullivan first thanked Corporate Membership Sponsors TransMedics, Cytokinetics, Abbott, Novartis, CareDx, and Medtronic for their support. In 2021, Corporate Sponsor funding grew by 12.5 percent.

Sullivan highlighted HeartBrothers’ many successes over the last year, including:

  1. Record donations (with the money raised from events and donations exceeding corporate grants)

  2. New corporate sponsorships

  3. HeartBrothers House at 70% occupancy rate

  4. 5th Gustin Golf Classic

  5. 2nd Member for a Day Golf Auction

  6. New webinar series

  7. New monthly virtual “Patient Support Group”

  8. New quarterly newsletter with 1000+ subscribers

  9. New public relations firm, Ellis Strategies

  10. New partnership with the Social Security Administration

  11. Expansion into cardiac centers in Rochester, NY

  12. Annual Team HeartBrothers Symposium

COVID presented many challenges in 2021, such as limiting visits with heart failure patients in hospitals and postponing some fundraising events. Still, HeartBrothers saw a 50% increase in revenue.

Looking ahead, Sullivan presented an impressive list of goals, including adding new corporate sponsors, expanding HeartBrothers’ geographic areas of service, growing revenue base, adding new staff, and establishing a HeartBrothers House endowment.

The HeartBrothers presented a busy calendar of events in 2022, including

  1. Eight Webinars with important topics like “Motherhood & Heart Failure”

  2. Monthly Virtual Patient Support Group

  3. Semi-Annual Corporate Sponsor meetings

  4. March 17-18: March Madness Leadership Gathering

  5. Aug 1: 6th Gustin Golf Classic

  6. Sept 23: Friendly Feud II Game Night

  7. Oct 2-10: 3rd Member for a Day Golf Auction

  8. Nov 6: NYC Marathon (5-10 Tufts Medical Center MDs running to benefit The HeartBrothers)

  9. Dec 1-2: 8th Annual Team HeartBrothers Symposium

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