Celebrating Philanthropy & Global Health Innovation with PATH

Last week Craig Kinzer, Shelley Gill, Lisa McCabe and Kris Richey Curtis attended the PATH Annual Celebration of Philanthropy dinner at Chihuly Garden and Glass, an evening to celebrate PATH supporters and spread the word about their organization. PATH used the opportunity to illustrate the compelling impact of donor support on their journey of innovation in global health.

Kinzer Partners is a proud supporter of the REACH Campaign, and Lisa McCabe spoke at the event on behalf of the campaign committee. The Reach Campaign is an initiative to raise $100 million to ensure health innovations reach people who need them the most around the world, including vaccines and medications, diagnostics and health devices, and strategies to break down the barriers to accessibility.

The theme of the evening was “Journey of Innovation” with Keynote speaker Steven Johnson, author, and host of the PBS series based on his book “How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made The Modern World.” He is known for writing about how innovations in science and technology intersect with personal experience to bring forth new ideas that can change the world, an idea that PATH demonstrates in their day to day work:

PATH overcomes barriers to health equity by identifying the most promising solutions and shepherding them from early concept to broad use—a process we call the journey of innovation. We devise, test, and adapt solutions until they are tailored to the communities in which they will be introduced. We navigate policy hurdles, regulatory processes, and global and national approvals. We collaborate with country leaders and communities to smooth introduction. And we mobilize partners to bring these innovations to as many people as possible. The result is smart solutions that improve lives at a global scale. – www.PATH.org

Photo: (L to R) Lisa McCabe, Kinzer Partners, Howard S. Wright III, Chairman & CEO SH Worldwide, Dean Allen, CEO, McKinstry