NEW YORK & MIAMI (April 6, 2020) — The Parkinson’s Foundation has been recognized as number 33 in the top 50 nonprofits to work for by The NonProfit Times in the publication’s “2020 Best Nonprofits to Work For” list.
“We are honored to be selected as one of best nonprofits to work for by The Nonprofit Times,” said John L. Lehr, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Parkinson’s Foundation. “This recognition showcases our commitment to our core values, including our dedication to supporting the entire Parkinson’s community by giving them the tools they need to live better with Parkinson’s disease.”
This recognition aligns with the Foundation’s overarching values including teamwork, collaboration, integrity, positivity, dedication and responsiveness. The Parkinson’s Foundation earned high marks for workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics and overall employee experience. In 2019, the Parkinson’s Foundation also received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, a Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar and is a Better Business Bureau accredited charity.
“The shared passion for our mission plus a culture that is transparent and collaborative has made my experience working here incredibly valuable,” said Jackie Gannon, Senior Projects Manager. “It is an absolute privilege to work at the Parkinson’s Foundation as a collective team working to end Parkinson’s disease.”
The NonProfit Times, in collaboration with Best Companies Group, conducted a national survey and recognition program dedicated to finding and recognizing the best employers in the nonprofit industry. Nonprofit organizations from across the country were involved in this employee assessment process to determine which nonprofits are ranked highest by their employees.
About the Parkinson’s Foundation
The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience and passion of our global Parkinson’s community. Since 1957, the Parkinson’s Foundation has invested more than $400 million in Parkinson’s research and clinical care. Connect with us on Parkinson.org, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or call (800) 4PD-INFO (473-4636).
About Parkinson’s Disease
Affecting an estimated one million Americans and 10 million worldwide, Parkinson’s disease is the second-most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s and is the 14th-leading cause of death in the U.S. It is associated with a progressive loss of motor control (e.g., shaking or tremor at rest and lack of facial expression), as well as non-motor symptoms (e.g., depression and anxiety). There is no cure for Parkinson’s and 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the U.S. alone.