Coverys Donations to Provide Over $2 Million to Front-line Healthcare Workers and Community Support in COVID-19 Response

Donations to benefit organizations helping healthcare providers on the front lines

Boston, MA - May 14, 2020 - Coverys, a leading provider of medical professional liability insurance, today announced the Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation (the Foundation) will donate $500,000, part of a $2.5M allocation, to organizations supporting front-line healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic to address food assistance, acquisition and distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE), access to emotional support, and availability of childcare for healthcare workers, first responders, and their families.  
“Healthcare providers are facing unprecedented challenges as they continue to deliver high-quality care in the fight against COVID-19,” said Dr. Brenda E. Richardson, chair of the Coverys Board of Directors and member of the Coverys Charitable Giving Committee. “The Foundation is committed to addressing and responding to the needs of front-line workers as they prepare for, respond to, and recover from this crisis.”
Part of the $2.5M allocation, the Foundation is making donations totaling $500,000 to several national COVID-19 relief organizations nominated by Coverys employees, including Get Us PPE, a coalition working to get masks and other equipment to healthcare providers on the front lines; Good360, which provides communities and groups in need with products for COVID-19 response and prevention; and YMCA of the USA, which is offering emergency child care at more than 1,000 locations across the country for families of medical personnel, essential employees, and first responders.
The Foundation is also supporting Off Their Plate and Frontline Foods, two organizations that are leveraging local restaurants across the country impacted by shelter-in-place measures to provide meals for healthcare workers and first responders. In addition, donations are being provided to the Good Grief Program at Boston Medical Center and the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare, groups committed to providing emotional support and resources for healthcare workers and their families.
Also part of the $2.5M allocation, the Foundation is matching up to $500,000 in donations by its appointed agents, brokers, and defense counsel. These donations are being directed to eligible organizations responding to needs related to COVID-19.
In addition, the Foundation is providing each Coverys employee $500 in their online giving portal to direct a donation to a charitable organization of their choice that is helping to address COVID-19 challenges, an amount expected to be in excess of $250,000.
Consistent with Coverys’ history of striving to be a strong and active corporate citizen in the communities in which it operates, the Foundation has also, separately, donated $500,000 to national and local food banks in the cities our employees live and work. The emphasis on these donations was to address food insecurity, particularly for children missing school meal programs due to school closures.
“At Coverys, we are proud to support healthcare workers; this has been a core value of our organization since our founding 45 years ago,” said Donna M. Norris, MD, Coverys board member and chair of the Coverys Charitable Giving Committee. “It's our hope that the Foundation’s donations and initiatives will help healthcare providers and administrators focus on what matters most – providing superior patient care and improving the health of their communities. We look forward to continuing to show our community support throughout this difficult time and beyond. We are all in this together.”
In addition to charitable contributions, the Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation provides grants to organizations for projects that focus on improving patient care and safety, promoting healthy lifestyles, supporting individuals and organizations providing healthcare services.
For more information about the Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation, please visit our website. For COVID-19 risk management and education resources, please visit the Coverys COVID-19 Resource Center.