Corporate Member At Large, PQMD
Senior Manager, Social Investing
Ellen Rafferty manages many of BD’s international, national and local corporate giving programs – including cash grants and product donations. She also executes the strategy for the Company’s signature strategic philanthropy programs in the United States, which focus on expanding access to healthcare among vulnerable populations.
During her 17+ year tenure at BD, Rafferty has developed and led multi-year volunteer service trip programs, which have deployed teams of BD employees to work in partnership with NGOs to strengthen the capacity of health systems in Peru and Mexico, to provide preventive care to at-risk patients.
Rafferty also directs BD’s worldwide product donation program and manages relationships with the nonprofit organizations that ensure the efficient and effective deployment of the Company’s medical products and financial support, during times of disaster and for ongoing needs.
Locally, at BD’s headquarters location in Franklin Lakes, N.J., Rafferty launched a program to empower employees to serve as liaisons to various local nonprofit organizations.
Prior to joining BD, Rafferty worked at The Economist Intelligence Unit and the McGraw-Hill Companies. She serves on the board of the Partnership for Quality Medical Donations (PQMD), where she is chair of the Membership Committee.
She is a former advisory board member for the American Cancer Society in northern New Jersey; past vice president of the DACKKs Group for Supportive Housing, and past board member for Family Promise of Bergen County. She is an active member of the Association of Corporate Contribution Professionals, the Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Rafferty earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Rafferty was recognized with the Woman of Action Award by the YWCA of Northern New Jersey in 2019.