Jennifer Farrington leads BD’s global corporate social investing initiatives. In this role, she oversees the Company’s associate engagement and volunteerism efforts, including its workplace giving, employee matching gift and international skills-based volunteer service programs. She also leads the Company’s interactions with international relief agencies to ensure its donated medical supplies and financial support are deployed as quickly and efficiently as possible, to the people and communities who need them most, during times of disaster and for ongoing needs.
In addition, Farrington directs the Company’s strategic philanthropy initiatives, through which BD partners with leading non-profit organizations to address unmet healthcare needs. Through this work, Farrington directs the Company’s social investments in programs that improve healthcare access and strengthen the capacity of health systems to provide preventive care to all patients, especially the most vulnerable.
Active within the corporate philanthropy community, Farrington served as chairperson of the Partnership for Quality Medical Donations (PQMD) from 2011 to 2012 and has also chaired PQMD’s Membership and Program Committees. She serves on the advisory panels for IMPACT 2030, the American Red Cross and the International Association of Volunteer Effort’s Global Corporate Volunteer Council.
She has also served on Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Alumni Association Board of Governors, and as a board member for the New Jersey Community Development Corporation, and has also advised the New Jersey AIDS Partnership, the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor Foundation, and the Association of Corporate Contribution Professionals (ACCP).
She earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from The Pennsylvania State University, a master’s degree in corporate and organizational communications from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, with a focus on marketing.