Owens & Minor Foundation Reports Achievements of First Six Months, Looks Ahead to 2022

Ongoing efforts will support healthcare, environment, and diversity and inclusion

December 21, 2021

Owens & Minor, Inc. today shared progress on the activities of the Owens & Minor Foundation to date. Launched in June 2021, the Owens & Minor Foundation is dedicated to impacting and empowering communities through three primary areas of focus: Healthcare, Environment, and Diversity and Inclusion (D&I).

“Owens & Minor is humbled to serve and support the communities where we live and work,” said Shana C. Neal, O&M’s EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer, and President of the Owens & Minor Foundation. “As a company with offices and facilities across the country, our 15,000 teammates are proud of the charitable work conducted by the many organizations to which the O&M Foundation has contributed this year.”

In 2021, and in accordance with its founding principles, the Owens & Minor Foundation provided financial support for the following organizations:

  • The Arc – Greater Williamsburg
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta
  • Dana Farber Cancer Hospital
  • The Doorways
  • Feeding America
  • Freestore Foodbank (Cincinnati)
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • March of Dimes (Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia)
  • National Association of Free Charitable Clinics
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities
  • Special Olympics Michigan
  • Special Olympics Virginia
  • Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Tech For Troops (Virginia)
  • United Negro College Fund (UNCF-VA)
  • United Ostomy Association of America
  • Virginia State Foundation
  • Wounded Warrior Project
  • YMCA of Greater Richmond

In 2022, efforts will be shaped by a commitment to building healthier communities and focusing specifically on social determinants of health.

“We’re incredibly proud of all that we achieved during this first six months of operation,” said Neal. “At a time of year when many of us are pausing to reflect on milestones and express gratitude, I’m especially humbled by the efforts that Owens & Minor teammates continue to devote to the Foundation’s mission. I’m confident that our 2022 initiatives will continue to proactively support these worthwhile organizations and causes as we consistently deliver on our Mission of Empowering Our Customers to Advance Healthcare.”