ACS

Coalition Members

AARP
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people 50+ have independence, choice, and control in ways that are beneficial to them and society as a whole. AARP’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for all as we age, leading positive social change and delivering value to members through information, advocacy and service.

Actors’ Equity Association
Actors’ Equity Association (“AEA” or “Equity”), founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions and provides a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans, for its members.

Adrian Dominican Sisters
The Adrian Dominican Sisters are an international Congregation of approximately 800 vowed women religious whose roots go back to St. Dominic in the 13th century. They minister in 29 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and in seven countries. The Sisters serve in such ministries as education, administration, law, social work, health care, pastoral ministry, music, art, and office work.

AFL-CIO
The AFL-CIO exists to represent people who work. It envisions a future in which work and all people who work are valued, respected and rewarded. While the AFL-CIO represents millions of working people who belong to unions and have the benefits of union membership, the labor federation embraces all people who share the common bond of work. It helps lead a movement for social and economic justice in America and the world.

Altarum Institute
Altarum Institute is a nonprofit health systems research and consulting organization. Altarum integrates independent research and client-centered consulting to create comprehensive, systems-based solutions that improve health. With the rigor of the finest research institution, consulting skills honed over more than six decades, and an abiding commitment to the public interest, Altarum Institute enables better care and better health for all people.

American Academy of Family Physicians
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is one of the largest national medical organizations, representing 105,900 family physicians, family medicine residents, and medical students nationwide. Founded in 1947, its mission has been to preserve and promote the science and art of family medicine and to ensure high-quality, cost-effective health care for patients of all ages.

American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics is a professional membership organization of 60,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical sub-specialists, and pediatric surgical specialists. The mission of the AAP is to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. To accomplish this mission, the AAP supports the professional needs of its members.

American Association of Birth Centers
The American Association of Birth Centers is a non-profit membership organization that provides the nation’s most comprehensive resource on birth centers. It promotes and supports birth centers as a means to uphold the rights of healthy women and their families, in all communities, to birth their children in an environment which is safe, sensitive and cost effective with minimal intervention.

American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Together with its millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society saves lives and creates a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.

American College of Cardiology
The American College of Cardiology (ACC), a 40,000-member nonprofit medical society, is dedicated to enhancing the lives of cardiovascular patients through continuous quality improvement, patient-centered care, payment innovation and professionalism. The ACC’s commitment to its members and their patients has driven the College to be a leader in the formulation of health policy, standards and guidelines, and a steadfast supporter of cardiovascular research.

American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
The American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) is a professional and scientific society that provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources enabling clinical pharmacists to achieve excellence in practice and research. ACCP’s membership of more than 14,000 clinical pharmacists comprises practitioners, scientists, educators, administrators, students, residents, fellows, and others committed to excellence in clinical pharmacy and patient-centered pharmacotherapy. 

American College of Emergency Physicians
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is the oldest and largest national medical specialty organization representing physicians who practice emergency medicine. With more than 31,000 members, ACEP is the leading continuing education source for emergency physicians and the primary information resource on developments in the specialty. It promotes the highest quality of emergency care and is the leading advocate for emergency physicians, their patients, and the public.

American College of Nurse-Midwives
The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) is the professional association that represents certified nurse-midwives and certified midwives in the United States. With roots dating to 1929, ACNM is the oldest women’s health care organization in the United States. ACNM provides research, administers and promotes continuing education programs, establishes clinical practice standards, and creates liaisons with state and federal agencies and members of Congress.

American College of Surgeons
The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice. The College currently has approximately 78,000 members, including more than 4,000 Fellows in other countries, making it the largest organization of surgeons in the world.

American Dental Education Association
The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is the voice of dental education. Its members include all U.S. and Canadian dental schools and many allied and advanced dental education programs, corporations, faculty, and students. The mission of ADEA is to lead individuals and institutions of the dental education community to address contemporary issues influencing education, research, and the delivery of oral health care for the health of the public.

American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
AFSCME is the nation’s largest and fastest growing public services employees union. AFSCME’s members provide the vital services that make America happen. With members in hundreds of different occupations, AFSCME advocates for fairness in the workplace, excellence in public services and prosperity and opportunity for all working families.

American Federation of Teachers
The American Federation of Teachers is a union of professionals that champions fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and high-quality public education, healthcare and public services for students, their families and communities. It is committed to advancing these principles through community engagement, organizing, collective bargaining and political activism, and especially through the work of its members.

American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting cardiovascular diseases. Its mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Through the tireless work of more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters, it funds innovative research, fights for stronger public health policies, and provides lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases.

American Legacy Foundation
The American Legacy Foundation, a national, independent public health organization, was created in 1999 out of the landmark Master Settlement Agreement between the tobacco industry, 46 state governments and five U.S. territories. The Foundation develops programs that address the health effects of tobacco use. It strives to help all young people reject tobacco, and give everyone access to tobacco prevention and cessation services.

American Library Association
The American Library Association was created to provide leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all. Its strategic plan calls for continued work in the areas of Advocacy for Libraries and the Profession, Diversity, Education and Lifelong Learning, Equitable Access to Information and Library Services, Intellectual Freedom, Literacy, Organizational Excellence and Transforming Libraries.

American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. Whether it’s searching for cures to lung diseases, keeping kids off tobacco, or fighting for laws that protect the air we all breathe, the work of the American Lung Association helps to save lives every day.

Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) is a health justice non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of more than 17 million Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders living in the United States and its jurisdictions. APIAHF works with community advocates, public health leaders, and policymakers to generate policies, programs, and systems changes to improve the health of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities.

Association of American Medical Colleges
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is a not-for-profit association representing all 141 accredited U.S. and 17 accredited Canadian medical schools; nearly 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, including 51 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and 90 academic and scientific societies. Through its many programs and services, the AAMC strengthens the world’s most advanced medical care by supporting the entire spectrum of education, research, and patient care activities conducted by member institutions.

Best Doctors, Inc.
Best Doctors was founded in 1989 by physicians affiliated with the Harvard Medical School to provide expert medical consultation services. Best Doctors helps individuals and their treating physicians be absolutely sure they have the right diagnosis and the right treatment. More than a traditional second opinion, Best Doctors delivers a comprehensive evaluation of a member’s medical condition – providing value to both patients and treating physicians.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association is a national federation of 38 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. The Association owns and manages the Blue Cross and Blue Shield trademarks and names in more than 170 countries and territories around the world. The Association also operates several business initiatives in support of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies and represents the Blue System in national forums.

Blue Shield of California
Blue Shield of California, an independent member of the Blue Shield Association, is a not-for-profit health plan dedicated to providing Californians with access to high-quality health care at an affordable price. Blue Shield of California encourages innovation and works for constructive change, and is the first major health plan to call for universal coverage.

C-Change
C-Change is comprised of the nation’s key cancer leaders from government, business, and nonprofit sectors. These cancer leaders share the vision of a future where cancer is prevented, detected early, and cured or is managed successfully as a chronic illness. One of the underlying principles of C-Change is to leverage the leadership and expertise of all sectors of society to eliminate cancer as a major public health problem at the earliest possible time.

California Public Employees’ Retirement Systems (CalPERS)
CalPERS manages pension and health benefits for more than 1.6 million California public employees, retirees, and their families. Its mission is to provide responsible and efficient stewardship of the System to deliver promised retirement and health benefits, while promoting wellness and retirement security for members and beneficiaries.

California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS)
CalSTRS is one of the oldest public pension systems in America. Its primary responsibility is to provide retirement benefits and services to teachers in public schools and community colleges. The mission of CalSTRS is to secure the financial future and sustain the trust of California’s educators.

Catholic Health Association of the United States
Since 1915, Catholic health care organizations have come together to achieve their goals through the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA). Through the association, the ministry raises its collective voice as a passionate voice for compassionate care, calling for justice in quality health care that works for everyone.

Childbirth Connection
Childbirth Connection is a national not-for-profit organization founded in 1918 as Maternity Center Association. Its mission is to improve the quality and value of maternity care through consumer engagement and health system transformation. Childbirth Connection promotes safe, effective and satisfying evidence-based maternity care and is a voice for the needs and interests of childbearing families.

Children’s Defense Fund
The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) is a non-profit child advocacy organization that has worked relentlessly for nearly 40 years to ensure a level playing field for all children. They champion policies and programs that lift children out of poverty; protect them from abuse and neglect; and ensure their access to health care, quality education and a moral and spiritual foundation. Supported by foundation and corporate grants and individual donations, CDF advocates nationwide on behalf of children to ensure children are always a priority.

CodeBlueNow!
CodeBlueNow! is a national, nonpartisan grassroots, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to giving the public a voice in shaping a new health care system. Its mission is to create strong public will for change by engaging the public in designing, shaping and promoting a template for a new health care system.

Colorado Public Employee Retirement Association
PERA provides retirement and other benefits to the employees of more than 500 government agencies and public entities in the state of Colorado. It is the 21st largest public pension plan in the United States. PERA’s mission is to promote long-term financial security for their membership while maintaining the stability of the fund.

Committee for Economic Development
CED is a non-profit, non-partisan business-led public policy organization. CED conducts research on major economic and social issues and actively informs and engages the business community in an effort to achieve policy reform for the good of the nation. Membership is made up of some 200 senior corporate executives and university leaders who lead CED’s research and outreach efforts.

Common Cause
Common Cause is a nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy organization founded in 1970 by John Gardner as a vehicle for citizens to make their voices heard in the political process and to hold their elected leaders accountable to the public interest. Today, Common Cause is one of the most active, effective, and respected nonprofit organizations working for political change in America. Common Cause strives to strengthen our democracy by empowering members, supporters and the general public to take action on critical policy issues.

Communications Workers of America
CWA, the largest telecommunications union in the world, represents over 700,000 men and women in both private and public sectors, including over half a million workers who are building the Information Highway. CWA members work in telecommunications, broadcasting, cable TV, journalism, publishing, manufacturing, airlines, customer service, government service, health care, education and other fields.

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities is a Coalition of national consumer, advocacy, provider and professional organizations headquartered in Washington, D.C. Since 1973, the CCD has advocated on behalf of people of all ages with physical and mental disabilities and their families. CCD has worked to achieve federal legislation and regulations that assure that the 54 million children and adults with disabilities are fully integrated into the mainstream of society.

CVS Caremark
CVS Caremark is the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States with integrated offerings across the entire spectrum of pharmacy care. Through its unique suite of assets, it is reinventing pharmacy to offer innovative solutions that help people on their path to better health. At the same time, CVS Caremark is highly focused on lowering overall health care costs for plan members and payors.

Duke Energy
Duke Energy is the largest electric power holding company in the United States, supplying and delivering energy to approximately 7 million U.S. customers. It has approximately 58,200 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida – and natural gas distribution services in Ohio and Kentucky. Duke Energy makes life better for millions of people every day by providing electric and gas services in a sustainable way – affordable, reliable and clean.

Easter Seals
Easter Seals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for nearly 90 years. From child development centers to physical rehabilitation and job training for people with disabilities, Easter Seals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life’s challenges and achieve personal goals.

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
The ELCA has more than 10,000 congregations across the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and 4.2 million members. It is a community of faith that shares a passion for making positive changes in the world. The ELCA practices its faith through worship, service, and education, and also strives to make a difference in practical, realistic ways.

Georgetown University Center for Children and Families
The Georgetown University Center for Children and Families (CCF) is an independent, nonpartisan policy and research center founded in 2005 with a mission to expand and improve health coverage for America’s children and families. As part of the University’s Health Policy Institute, Georgetown CCF provides research, develops strategies, and offers solutions to improve the health of America’s children and families, particularly those with low and moderate incomes.

Giant Food, Inc.
Giant-Landover is one of the leading supermarket brands in the Washington D.C. area. Since February 1936 when the first Giant Food store opened in Washington D.C., its dedication has been to quality, value and service. That focus continues to this day, both within their stores and through their commitment to community growth and development.

Gross Electric, Inc.
Since 1910, Gross Electric has been one of Northwest Ohio & Southeast Michigan’s leading independent electrical and lighting distributors. Its lighting showrooms and electrical counters service a wide range of contractor, commercial, institutional and retail customers.

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
IBEW represents approximately 675,000 members who work in a wide variety of fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government. The IBEW has members in both the United States and Canada and stands out among the American unions in the AFL-CIO because it is among the largest and has members in so many skilled occupations.

International Brotherhood of Teamsters
The Teamsters Union is made up of 1.4 million workers who are employed in a variety of public and private industries, along with approximately 500,000 retired members who maintain their affiliation. The Union’s primary responsibility is to organize and educate workers so that they will attain a higher standard of living.

International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE)
The International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE), AFL-CIO & CLC, is a diverse labor union advocating on behalf of more than 80,000 women and men in professional, technical, administrative and associated occupations in the United States and Canada. Unique in representing highly educated and skilled women and men, IFPTE combines the collective bargaining strength of a union with the autonomy and specialization of a professional association.

International Foundation for Employee Benefit Plans
The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans is a nonprofit organization, dedicated to being a leading objective and independent global source of employee benefits, compensation and financial literacy education and information. The Foundation delivers education, information and research, and networking opportunities to thousands of benefits and compensation professionals who have come to rely on it for objective, accurate, and timely information.

Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)
Founded in 1929, the JACL is the oldest and largest Asian American civil rights organization in the United States. The JACL monitors and responds to issues that enhance or threaten the civil and human rights of all Americans and implements strategies to effect positive social change, particularly to the Asian Pacific American community.

League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters is a citizens’ organization that has fought since 1920 to improve our government and engage all citizens in the decisions that impact their lives. It operates at national, state and local levels through more than 800 state and local Leagues. Formed from the movement that secured the right to vote for women, the centerpiece of the League’s efforts remain to expand participation and give a voice to all Americans.

Midwest Business Group on Health
The Midwest Business Group on Health (MBGH) is a non-profit, Chicago-based 501(c)(3) business coalition comprised primarily of human resource and health benefit professionals along with other health care stakeholders from over 100 large public and private organizations. MBGH’s mission is to advance leadership, collaboration and knowledge among employers and other stakeholders to continuously improve the quality and cost effectiveness of health benefits, health care and the health and productivity of the community.

Motion Picture Association of America
The Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) serves as the voice and advocate of the American motion picture, home video, and television industries in the United States and around the world. They are a proud champion of intellectual property rights, free and fair trade, innovative consumer choices, freedom of expression, and the enduring power of movies to enrich and enhance people’s lives.

National Alliance for Hispanic Health
The National Alliance for Hispanic Health (the Alliance) is the premier science-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that focuses on improving the health and well-being of Hispanics. Since 1973, the Alliance has grown from a small coalition of visionary mental health providers to a large, dynamic, and strong group of organizations and individuals.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest, largest and most widely recognized grassroots-based civil rights organization. Its more than half-million members and supporters throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. The mission of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

National Association of Community Health Centers
NACHC works with a network of state health center and primary care organizations to serve health centers in a variety of ways. The mission of the NACHC is to promote the provision of high quality, comprehensive and affordable health care that is coordinated, culturally and linguistically competent, and community directed for all medically underserved populations.

National Community Action Foundation
The National Community Action Foundation (NCAF) is a private, non-profit organization which serves as an advocate and lobbyist for programs that assist low-income families and individuals. Founded in 1981, NCAF represents Community Action Agencies (CAAs) as well as their state and regional associations to help amplify and enhance their work in local communities throughout the country, promoting self-sufficiency and sustainable poverty reduction.

National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems
The National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS) is the largest trade association for public sector pension funds, representing more than 550 funds throughout the United States and Canada. It is a unique non-profit network of trustees, administrators, public officials and investment professionals who collectively manage nearly $3 trillion in pension assets held in trust for approximately 21 million public employees and retirees — including firefighters, law enforcement officers, teachers, and other public servants.

National Consumers League
The National Consumers League is America’s oldest consumer organization, representing consumers and workers on marketplace and workplace issues since their founding in 1899. NCL provides government, businesses, and other organizations with the consumer’s perspective on concerns including child labor, privacy, food safety, and medication information. NCL is home to the LifeSmarts program, Child Labor Coalition, NCL’s Fraud Center, and SOS Rx Coalition.

National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans
The NCCMP is a non-profit membership organization that is dedicated exclusively to the advocacy and protection of multiemployer plans, their participants and their families. Since it was founded in 1974, the NCCMP’s mission has remained constant; to assure an environment in which multiemployer plans can continue in their vital role in providing benefits to working Americans with a minimum of regulatory or other interference.

National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA
Since its founding in 1950, the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA has been the leading force for ecumenical cooperation among Christians in the United States. The NCC’s member faith groups – from a wide spectrum of Protestant, Anglican, Orthodox, Evangelical, historic African American and Living Peace churches – include 45 million persons in more than 100,000 local congregations in communities across the nation.

National Council of La Raza
The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) – the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States – works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans. Through its network of nearly 300 affiliated community-based organizations, NCLR reaches millions of Hispanics each year in 41 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. To achieve its mission, NCLR conducts applied research, policy analysis, and advocacy.

National Council on Teacher Retirement
The National Council on Teacher Retirement (NCTR) is constituted as an independent association dedicated to safeguarding the integrity of public retirement systems in the United States and its territories to which teachers belong and to promoting the rights and benefits of all present and future members of the systems. NCTR membership includes 68 state, territorial, and local pension systems, which serve more than 19 million active and retired teachers and other public employees.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The National MS Society is dedicated to helping individuals suffering from multiple sclerosis. The Society helps individuals address the challenges of living with MS through their 50-state network of chapters. In addition, the Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education, and provides programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.

National Quality Forum
The National Quality Forum (NQF) is a nonprofit organization that operates under a three-part mission to improve the quality of American healthcare by: building consensus on national priorities and goals for performance improvement and working in partnership to achieve them; endorsing national consensus standards for measuring and publicly reporting on performance; and promoting the attainment of national goals through education and outreach programs. NQF’s unique structure enables private- and public-sector stakeholders to work together to craft and implement cross-cutting solutions to drive continuous quality improvement in the American healthcare system.

National Rural Health Association
The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) is a national nonprofit membership organization with more than 20,000 members. The association’s mission is to provide leadership on rural health issues. NRHA membership consists of a diverse collection of individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health.

New York State Teachers
NYSTRS is the second-largest public retirement system in New York State and one of the 10-largest systems in the nation. NYSTRS administers a defined benefit plan that provides retirement, disability and death benefits to eligible New York State public school teachers and administrators. It serves more than 280,000 active members and nearly 147,000 retirees and beneficiaries.

Pacific Business Group on Health
Founded in 1989, Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH) is one of the nation’s leading non-profit business coalitions focused on health care. PBGH works on many fronts to improve the quality and affordability of health care, often in close partnership with health insurance plans, physician groups, consumer organizations, and others concerned about our health care system.

Premier
Premier is a collaborative healthcare alliance of approximately 2,900 U.S. community hospitals and 100,000 alternate sites. Our mission is simple: To improve the health of communities. As an industry leader, the Premier alliance has created one of the most comprehensive databases of actionable data, best practices and cost reduction strategies.

Presbyterian Church, U.S.A.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is a mainline Protestant Christian denomination in the United States. It has nearly 2 million members across over 10,000 congregations.

Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
For 50 years, the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (“the RAC”) has been the hub of Jewish social justice and legislative activity in Washington, D.C. As the DC office of the Union for Reform Judaism, the RAC educates and mobilizes the Reform Jewish community on legislative and social concerns, advocating on more than 70 different issues, including economic justice, civil rights, religious liberty, Israel and more.

SAG-AFTRA
SAG-AFTRA represents more than 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcasters, journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. With national offices in Los Angeles and New York, and local offices nationwide, SAG-AFTRA members work together to secure the strongest protections for media artists into the 21st century and beyond.

Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association
The Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association (SMWIA) serves to protect and raise the living standards of over 150,000 skilled men and women employed throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. They work in the construction, manufacturing, service, railroad and shipyard industries.
The SMWIA strives to establish and maintain desirable working conditions for its members through their employers.

Small Business Majority
Small Business Majority is an advocacy group founded and run by small business owners to focus on solving the biggest problems facing small businesses today. They actively engage small business owners and policymakers in support of solutions that promote small business growth and drive a strong economy. They advocate for policies that create jobs and maximize business opportunities and cost savings in healthcare reform, clean energy, access to capital and other areas.

Stop and Shop, Inc.
Growing from a single corner grocer to a chain of more than 375 stores throughout New England, New York and New Jersey, Stop & Shop has offered its customers the best selection, quality and value for more than 90 years. It is also proud to support thousands of local organizations. Stop & Shop’s charitable giving includes a long-standing commitment to hunger relief efforts and cancer research and treatment.

Teva Pharmaceuticals, Ltd
Teva is a global generic pharmaceuticals leader and one of the top 15 pharmaceutical companies in the world. It specializes in development, production and marketing of a wide range of generic and branded products, as well as active pharmaceutical ingredients. Headquartered in Israel, Teva operates in 60 countries and has 46,000 employees worldwide.

The Episcopal Church
The Episcopal Church is a member province of the worldwide Anglican Communion. It has 109 dioceses and three regional areas in 16 nations. Walking a middle way between Roman Catholicism and Protestant traditions, they are a sacramental and worship-oriented church that promotes thoughtful debate about what God is calling us to do and be, as followers of Christ.

The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army was founded as an evangelical organization dedicated to bringing people into a meaningful relationship with God through Christ. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. The Salvation Army is famous for its work with people who have fallen on hard times: it offers help to the elderly, the young, offenders, drug addicts and blind and disabled people.

U.S. PIRG
U.S. PIRG is a consumer group that stands up to powerful interests whenever they threaten our health and safety, our financial security, or our right to fully participate in our democratic society. With a strong network of researchers, advocates, organizers and students in state capitals across the country, it takes on the special interests on issues such as product safety, public health, political corruption, tax and budget reform and consumer protection, where these interests stand in the way of reform and progress.

Union for Reform Judaism
The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) is a dynamic network of congregations, lay leaders, clergy and professionals across North America. Its progressive, inclusive approach unites thousands of years of Jewish tradition and values with modern Jewish experience to strengthen Judaism today and for future generations. Through programs, information and networking opportunities provided by the URJ, its nearly 900 member congregations enhance their capacity to build and expand community, deepen Jewish learning, energize worship, pursue social justice and develop inspired leadership.

United Food & Commercial Workers
The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union is made up of more than 1.3 million people working primarily in grocery and retail stores, and in the food processing and meat packing industries. UFCW members are advocates for these workers, a collective voice for working people and the middle class, and a union of worker-activists fighting for social and economic justice and the American Dream.

United Methodist Church, General Board of Church and Society
The United Methodist Church was founded in 1968 by the union of The Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church. The mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. The Church lives out its mission by engaging in ministry with the poor, combating diseases of poverty by improving health globally, creating new places for new people and renewing existing congregations, and developing principled Christian leaders.

Verizon
The Verizon Foundation is focused on using technology to solve critical social issues in the areas of sustainability, education, and health care. Through the support of its employees and resources, it helps address the needs of communities around the world. The Foundation has awarded nearly $411 million since 2005 – including $67 million in 2010 – to more than 16,000 nonprofit organizations.

Wisconsin Medical Society
The Wisconsin Medical Society (Society) is the largest physician advocacy organization in Wisconsin, representing nearly 12,500 physicians and their patients. A trusted health policy leader and professional development resource, the Society has a rich and proud history advancing the science and art of medicine. Through its advocacy efforts, the Society represents the unified voice of physicians statewide on state and national health care issues and provides members with information needed to navigate health care legislation and regulatory changes. The Society also provides innovative physician education and practice management resources, and accredits continuing medical education programs.