Boston MA – September 8, 2016 — L.E.K. Consulting expressed gratitude for being recognized by Consulting Magazine for the firm’s pro-bono work to help Dana-Farber Cancer Institute maximize the potential of its holiday merchandising program to generate a meaningful fundraising source for the organization.
The recognition comes in the form of the Consulting Magazine Excellence in Social & Community Investment Award, the second time in three years that L.E.K. has received this award. It was officially bestowed on September 8, 2016, at a dinner in New York City.
“We are thankful to be cited for our work with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The real honor, of course, is the opportunity to work with such an important, effective medical institution on a program that can provide long-term, ongoing support for Dana-Farber’s mission and budget,” said L.E.K. Managing Director Chris Randall who helped manage the engagement.
Said David Giagrando, assistant vice president, corporate partnerships, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a division of development & the Jimmy Fund, “We believe that our collaboration with L.E.K. Consulting will help us up the ante on generating enthusiasm and income for our institution by offering more merchandise to more supporters, via more channels, including an upgraded ecommerce platform.”
Dana-Farber and L.E.K. worked together to transform the institution’s holiday merchandising effort — which sells gift items online and in select retail stores — into a more robust retail strategy. The project involved broadening the product assortment across categories and price points; increasing distribution via new channel partners; engaging a wider consumer base; taking advantage of corporate customer opportunities; and, importantly, redesigning the ecommerce platform to step up engagement and sales conversion.
L.E.K. has a longstanding connection with Dana-Farber. The firm just celebrated its 10th year sponsoring an L.E.K. employee cycling team in the Dana-Farber Pan-Mass Challenge, raising a cumulative total of $1.4 million, all of which goes to the institution.
About the Jimmy Fund
The Jimmy Fund (www.JimmyFund.org) solely supports Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, raising funds for adult and pediatric cancer care and research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world. It is an official charity of the Boston Red Sox, as well as the official charity of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, the Pan-Mass Challenge, and the Variety Children's Charity of New England. Since 1948, the generosity of millions of people has helped the Jimmy Fund save countless lives and reduce the burden of cancer for patients and families worldwide. Follow the Jimmy Fund on Facebook: www.facebook.com/thejimmyfund and on Twitter: @TheJimmyFund.
About Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
From achieving the first remissions in cancer with chemotherapy in 1948, to developing the very latest new therapies, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is one of the world’s leading centers of cancer research and treatment. It is the only center ranked in the top 4 of U.S. News and World Report’s Best Hospitals for both adult and pediatric cancer care.
Dana-Farber sits at the center of a wide range of collaborative efforts to reduce the burden of cancer through scientific inquiry, clinical care, education, community engagement, and advocacy. Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center provides the latest in cancer care for adults; Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Centerfor children. The Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center unites the cancer research efforts of five Harvard academic medical centers and two graduate schools, while Dana-Farber Community Cancer Care provides high quality cancer treatment in communities outside Boston’s Longwood Medical Area. Dana-Farber is dedicated to a unique 50/50 balance between cancer research and care, and much of the Institute’s work is dedicated to translating the results of its discovery into new treatments for patients locally, and around the world.
About L.E.K. Consulting
L.E.K. Consulting is a global management consulting firm that uses deep industry expertise and rigorous analysis to help business leaders achieve practical results with real impact. We are uncompromising in our approach to helping clients consistently make better decisions, deliver improved business performance and create greater shareholder returns. The firm advises and supports global companies that are leaders in their industries — including the largest private and public sector organizations, private equity firms and emerging entrepreneurial businesses. Founded more than 30 years ago, L.E.K. employs more than 1,000 professionals across the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe. For more information, go to www.lek.com.