Bellwether League reorganizes as Bellwether League Foundation, expands role beyond professional recognition

January 13, 2021  –  Bellwether League Inc. officially became Bellwether League Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, on January 1, 2021.

Previously, Bellwether League Inc. operated as a 501(c)6 not-for-profit corporation for 13 years so donations and sponsorships only could be deducted as business expenses. The new 501(c)3 designation of Bellwether League Foundation means that donations and sponsorships qualify as tax-deductible charitable contributions.

Bellwether League Foundation says it has plans for more educational content online and on-demand through its “Leaders & Luminaries” podcasts, publication and webcasts, as well as through the annual Healthcare Supply Chain Leadership Forum.

Additionally, the Bellwether League Foundation plans a variety of educational scholarships to qualified college-bound high school students, qualified current collegiate students and to qualified active professionals.

The annual Bellwether Induction Dinner Event, which was held virtually last October due to the pandemic, has been rebranded as the Bellwether League Foundation Induction & Recognition Event (BLFIRE) and will provide multimedia flexibility – whether live or streaming on-demand online.

Among the consistent and valued offerings:

  • Bellwether League Foundation continues to honor and recognize supply chain excellence through its Future Famers, Ammer Honoree and Bellwether Honoree awards that span and celebrate entire careers from beginning to middle to end.
  • BLFIRE 14 currently is scheduled for Monday, October 4, 2021. Depending on pandemic developments, the fourth quarter 2021 event either will be a hybrid or live-streaming and on-demand virtual event.
  • Bellwether League Foundation’s 8th Healthcare Supply Chain Leadership Forum is scheduled for May 2021 as a virtual event.
  • Bellwether League Foundation’s Leaders & Luminaries publication is scheduled for online posting twice this year in late winter and late summer.

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