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Company: CVS Caremark, Woonsocket, RI USA
Entry Submitted By: RF|Binder
Company Description: As a pharmacy innovation company, CVS Caremark is committed to helping people on their path to better health. Our philanthropic mission is to give back to the communities in which we live and work through impactful community engagement and support.
Nomination Category: Individual Awards Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Maverick of the Year

Nomination Title: Eileen Howard Boone, President, CVS Caremark Charitable Trust

Describe for the judges the activities and accomplishments of the nominated woman since the beginning of July last year (up to 525 words):

As senior vice president of Corporate Philanthropy and Social Responsibility at CVS Caremark and as president of the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, Eileen Howard Boone helps to drive CVS Caremark’s longstanding commitment to building healthier communities, specifically through signature programs, such as CVS Caremark All Kids Can and CVS Caremark’s disaster relief efforts, in-store fundraising, grants, strategic partnerships and volunteerism.

Eileen led the creation of CVS Caremark’s signature program— All Kids Can that focuses on supporting the needs of children with disabilities. Under her leadership, All Kids Can has committed more than $60 million in support of nonprofit organizations that provide innovative programs and services focused on helping kids be the best they can be, and has helped make a positive impact in the lives of nearly 20 million people. Over the past year, All Kids Can has hosted more than 1,000 children at inclusive All Kids Can Baseball Camps at Fenway Park, has helped make Easter Seals’ Ages & Stages Questionnaires® available online, at no cost, in English and Spanish, to parents and caregivers to determine if children are reaching critical milestones within the first five years of life, and has provided funding to children’s hospitals nationwide.

Eileen is also an elected board member of Easter Seals’ International Board of Directors and serves as a spokesperson for Easter Seals’ Make the First Five Count campaign. Her passion for her work with children extends to encouraging CVS colleagues to volunteer at events, such as Easter Seals’ Walk with Me fundraisers, accessible playground builds and bike builds. In 2012, CVS colleagues donated more than $1 million worth of volunteer hours to numerous charitable organizations nationwide.

In 2012, Eileen led the development of a new initiative focused on supporting innovative programs to help people manage and prevent chronic diseases. Today, more than half of Americans suffer from one or more chronic diseases every year and chronic diseases are the leading cause of death and disability in the U.S. As part of an effort to combat these staggering statistics, Eileen played a key role in creating a new partnership between CVS Caremark and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). Over the past year, the “Innovations in Community Health” program, a three-year, $3 million commitment, which focuses on innovative programs to help patients manage their chronic diseases, has helped to provide access to health care for underserved populations while also improving health outcomes and ultimately lowering health care costs for patients and local communities. More than $1 million in grants has been awarded through the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust to 21 community health centers nationwide in support of innovative, community-based programs and initiatives to help manage and prevent chronic diseases.

Under Eileen’s leadership, the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust also awarded more than $2.6 million to 66 non-profit organizations in 2012 alone, as part of its efforts to help build healthier communities.

Eileen has successfully led the strategic development of a number of CVS Caremark’s signature philanthropic programs that continue to make a positive impact and her leadership and accomplishments demonstrate her commitment to CVS Caremark’s mission to help people on their path to better health.

Provide a brief biography of the nominated woman (up to 125 words):

Eileen Howard Boone is the senior vice president of Corporate Philanthropy and Social Responsibility at CVS Caremark. She leads a team responsible for implementing a range of communications, philanthropic and CSR programs that align with the company’s purpose to help people on their path to better health. She is also the president of the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, the private foundation of CVS Caremark. Eileen oversees the foundation’s charitable giving and is responsible for creating and managing strategic partnerships with non-profit organizations that share in the Trust’s commitment to provide greater access to health care in communities nationwide. She is a graduate of Holy Cross and received her MBA from Fordham University. She is a mother of six children and resides in Barrington, Rhode Island.