2013 Harman Award
Integra Foundation: 2013 Harman Philanthropic Leadership Award Recipient
Integra Foundation was selected as the 2013 recipient of the Harman Philanthropic Leadership Award. The philanthropic foundation was established in 2002 by Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation, a leader in the research, manufacturing and marketing of devices used in neuro-trauma and neurosurgery, reconstructive surgery, and general surgery, and many of which are dedicated to burn treatment.
“Their partnership with us is natural given their mission to improve the outcome and quality of life for patients and their communities,” remarked Megan Geerling, Development Director for the Phoenix Society. Since its establishment, the Integra Foundation’s generous donation of more than $100,000 has helped the Phoenix Society to expand the World Burn Congress programs and meet the needs of thousands who have been affected by burn injury. “Integra definitely embodies the spirit of philanthropic leadership that the Harman Award celebrates,” she added.
This award, named after long-time Society member Janet Harman, is presented by the Phoenix Society’s Board of Directors at the Phoenix World Burn Congress to an individual or family, corporation, foundation, or service organization with a proven record of exceptional generosity through direct financial support and/or volunteer effort. Awardees have demonstrated outstanding volunteer and charitable generosity that encourages others to take philanthropic leadership roles within the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors so the Society can further its mission to support those impacted by burn trauma.