Ellen Rafferty manages many of BD’s international, national and local corporate giving programs – including cash grants, product donations, special events, employee giving and volunteerism. She also executes the strategy for the Company’s signature strategic philanthropy programs in the United States, which focus on expanding access to healthcare among vulnerable populations.
During her 15+ year tenure at BD, Rafferty has developed and led multi-year volunteer service trip programs, which have deployed teams of BD employees to work in partnership with NGOs to strengthen the capacity of health systems in Peru and Mexico, to provide preventive care to at-risk patients.
Rafferty also directs BD’s worldwide product donation program, and manages relationships with the nonprofit organizations that ensure the efficient and effective deployment of the Company’s medical products and financial support, during times of disaster and for ongoing needs.
Locally, at BD’s headquarters location in Franklin Lakes, N.J., Rafferty launched a program to empower employees to serve as liaisons to various local nonprofit organizations.
Prior to joining BD, Rafferty worked at The Economist Intelligence Unit and the McGraw-Hill Companies. She serves on the board of the Partnership for Quality Medical Donations (PQMD), where she is chair of the Membership Committee, and also serves as a board member for Family Promise of Bergen County.
She is a former advisory board member for the American Cancer Society in northern New Jersey; past vice president of the DACKKs Group for Supportive Housing, and is a member of the Association of Corporate Contribution Professionals, the Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy and the Business Volunteer Council of Northern New Jersey. Rafferty attended Columbia University’s School of General Studies and is presently pursuing a degree at Fairleigh Dickinson University.