MFH Creates Legacy Fund in Memory of Tim Bilodeau
The Board of Directors of Medicines for Humanity has announced “The Tim Bilodeau Fund” in honor of the organization’s founder, Timothy W. Bilodeau who passed away suddenly in January. The fund will create a permanent and lasting source of capital with the proceeds going to support Tim’s vision for the organization.
The specific purpose of the fund is to contribute to MFH’s mission of saving the lives of vulnerable children and their mothers in ways that can have lasting impact. “Tim dreamed of a world where no child died from a preventable illness and dedicated his life to that mission,” explained MFH Board Chair, Kirk Ryan. “We continue to receive an outpouring of support in memory of Tim from donors and partners around the world. All gifts in his memory will be added to this fund and Tim’s legacy will live on through it.”
Anyone wishing to make a contribution to Medicines for Humanity in memory of Tim Bilodeau may do so here or by mailing a check to:
Medicines for Humanity
Attn: Laurie Hurley
Rockland, MA 02370
800 Hingham Street, Suite 200N
Remembering MFH Founder Tim Bilodeau
Tim founded Medicines for Humanity in 1997 after learning that millions of children under 5 were dying from preventable causes. With the help and dedication of family, friends, and project partners, he began MFH. Tim traveled the globe looking for the most underserved and marginalized places where children were in critical need of health services. He was not one to back away from a challenge. To this day, MFH continues to support projects in some of the world's most impoverished places, providing more than 1 million critically needed health services to children and mothers each year.
“Tim was a positive force to be reckoned with. His passion for saving children’s lives was infectious and his commitment was undeniable. I will miss his mentoring and guidance, as will we all. But most of all, I will miss his laugh, and laughing along with him as he enjoyed telling one of his jokes in his inimitable style. He inspired all of us and we will continue to accomplish the mission in his memory which will always be a blessing.” - - Kirk Ryan, MFH Board Chair
“Tim was our visionary, champion, friend and ambassador. He was a true force of nature and his passion made him a giant in life. His commitment to saving the lives of children around the world was profoundly inspiring. Tim leaves a valuable legacy in our hands and all of us at Medicines for Humanity will continue to honor and grow his dream. Tim, we love you, and your hope and determination for a world where no child dies from a preventable illness lives on. We carry your mantle forward and will continue to make a difference in this world, as you did!” - - Margaret Brawley, CEO and President
To read Tim's obituary, please click here. To make a donation to the Tim Bilodeau Legacy Fund, please see below.