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MedWish International

MedWish repurposes medical supplies and equipment discarded by the healthcare industry to provide humanitarian aid in developing countries to save lives and to reduce waste to save our environment.

Executive Director: Josh Kravitz

SVP Lead Partner: Dick Cahoon

Years of Engagement: 2011–2013

SVP Impact

  Unrestricted Grants      $ 45,000  
  Volunteer Hours      720  

Capacity Building Areas:

  • Organizational Design & Development
  • Succession Planning
  • Inventory Management
  • Scaling

MedWish International | Growing Strategically

MedWish International has benefited significantly from its engagement with the Social Venture Partnership during 2012. Two significant challenges arose this year: the resignation of our executive director, and the growing need for an inventory management system to better track items in our 40,000 square-foot warehouse. Through our partnership with SVP, we were able to leverage these challenges to better position our organization to grow strategically and broaden our impact both locally and globally... Read More »

SVP Fall Fling – MedWish Volunteer Day

SVP partners and friends worked elbow-to-elbow in MedWish’s warehouse sorting hundreds of medical supplies destined for countries in need. We became experts at classifying items properly, although it helped to have Gil Lowenthal, Cheryl Weinstein, and Linda Springer on hand to provide their medical expertise. SVP was well represented... Read More »

Medwish Renewed for Second Year

SVP is thrilled to announce that we have offered MedWish a grant of $15,000.00 as it begins its second year as our investee. Special thanks to SVP Partner Dick Cahoon for serving so ably as MedWish’s Lead Partner. Thanks to this collaboration, there are numerous, discrete projects our partners can help with in 2012. Please review the goals below to see how you might be able to help MedWish... Read More »

MedWish Volunteer Day!

On Saturday June 4th, a number of partners participated in bite-sized volunteer opportunity. Dominique River, CSVP partner and board member, commented that “volunteering at MedWish was a really great experience. We should have another opportunity in the fall to get other members involved and get them excited about all of the great work this organization is doing.”... Read More »

Investee Profile: MedWish International

Our work with our newest investee is taking off to a running start. "We’ve seen great progress already,” Dick Cahoon says of SVP’s partnership with MedWish International. With an overall assessment just finished, Lead Partner Dick Cahoon is collaborating with Executive Director Tish Dalby to further strengthen MedWish... Read More »