Frances R. Gardner, CFP, of Dallas, Texas, secured an $11,000 grant from the MDRT Foundation on behalf of MediSend International. Gardner, a 14-year MDRT member, is an active supporter of MediSend. The MDRT Foundation grant will support MediSend’s Biomedical Repair Training Program™ serving economically vulnerable populations in developing and emerging countries.
Representing the MDRT, Ms. Gardner recently presented a check to Nick Hallack, President and CEO of MediSend International, at a luncheon and tour of the Elisabeth Dahan Humanitarian Center, MediSend’s headquarters in Dallas, Texas. Guests toured the facility and spent time in the MediSend Biomedical Repair Training Laboratory with the current class of biomedical trainees from Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Haiti, Peru and Kazakhstan.
MediSend trains biomedical equipment repair technicians (BMETs) for developing country hospitals where there is desperate need for these individuals. MediSend’s innovative education programs return professional BMETs to their hospitals after an intensive six-month training that prepares them to repair and maintain equipment that very often goes unused. As part of the MediSend Program, partnering hospitals are shipped a MediSend Biomedical Equipment Test and Repair Kit™ to assure that returning MediSend technicians can successfully accomplish their mission.
“MediSend is grateful to MDRT for their support of our work, “says Hallack, “This grant will have a positive and ongoing impact on the healthcare available to men, women and children in the countries we serve.”
This year, the MDRT Foundation will award more than $850,000 in grants to more than 100 charities. The MDRT Foundation was created in 1959 to provide MDRT members with a means to give back to their communities. Since its inception, the Foundation has donated more than $27 million in more than 67 countries throughout the world and in all 50 U.S. states. The majority of these funds were raised by MDRT members from MDRT members.
The MDRT Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Million Dollar Round Table, The Premier Association of Financial Professionals®. MDRT is an international, independent association of nearly 36,000 of the world’s best life insurance and financial services professionals from more than 78 countries. MDRT members demonstrate exceptional product knowledge, strict ethical conduct and outstanding client service. MDRT membership is recognized internationally as the standard of sales excellence in the life insurance and financial services business.
MediSend International is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides innovative programs and solutions that strengthen community healthcare in developing countries, including the professional training, certification and equipping of biomedical repair technicians and the distribution of medical supplies and biomedical equipment. MediSend’s Global Education Center and distribution facility are located in the Elisabeth Dahan Humanitarian Center, MediSend’s headquarters in Dallas, Texas.
Founded in 1927, the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), The Premier Association of Financial Professionals, is an international, independent association of nearly 36,000 of the world’s leading life insurance and financial services professionals from more than 430 companies in 78 countries. MDRT members demonstrate exceptional professional knowledge, strict ethical conduct and outstanding client service. MDRT membership is recognized internationally as the standard of sales excellence in the life insurance and financial services business.