What is the Barco Nightingale’s Foundation?Updated a year ago
In 2008, Michael Donner, Barco’s Chairman of the Board, and his wife Frida founded the Barco's Nightingales Foundation (BNF). Created to honor his father’s legacy and inspired by the life-saving and life-changing work that healthcare professionals do every day, BNF provides services to children around the world.
Among its many projects, it has initiated a food program serving 6,000 families living in remote villages in Haiti. Due to COVID-19, a dedicated Barco team in Haiti hand delivers the monthly meal packages that have supplied over 5 million meals in the past year. In addition, it has built 7 solar water wells to supply safe drinking water in these villages.
COVID-19 presented the healthcare industry, and the world, with the most difficult challenge of our lifetime. Barco stepped up, providing frontline healthcare professionals and essential workers with over 35,000 scrubs. BNF contributed an additional 350,000 masks to 6 local hospitals in California. It’s all part of our belief that caring takes care of everything.