FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 18, 2017
Binaytara Foundation hires development director to expand program funding
Bellingham, Wash. — The Binaytara Foundation has hired Aaron Weinberg as its first development director, effective Oct. 16.
Founded in 2007, the Binaytara Foundation’s mission is to improve healthcare through advocacy, education and innovation. As the new development director, Weinberg will support existing programs and new ones by securing funds through grant writing, fundraising and sponsorship. He’ll also spearhead the foundation’s public relations efforts and social media presence.
“I’m honored to join such an ambitious team during a time when healthcare access is one of the most important topics in America and around the world,” Weinberg said. “I look forward to helping make an impact both locally and in underdeveloped countries.”
A resident of Bellingham, Washington, Weinberg graduated from Western Washington University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism. He has reported for several publications since then, including the Skagit Valley Herald for the last six years. There, he specialized in covering topics such as healthcare and business.
“I am excited to welcome Aaron to the Binaytara Foundation’s team,” President Dr. Binay Shah said. “Together, we will continue to grow and positively impact the lives of cancer patients through advocacy, education and innovation.”
The Binaytara Foundation has established impactful programs both locally and internationally. One of its most recent accomplishments includes creating the first home hospice and palliative care program in Madhya Pradesh, India, a state of 73 million. It also supported the establishment of the first bone marrow transplant center in Nepal, which since 2016 has treated patients who otherwise wouldn’t have access to the lifesaving procedure. Locally, the foundation hosts major conferences and summits to educate cancer patients and to tackle healthcare disparities.
About: Binaytara Foundation (BTF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. BTF’s charitable projects include, but are not limited to, a bone marrow transplant center, international hospice programs, cancer conferences for healthcare providers and patients, and research grants in resource-poor communities. For more information on BTF projects, visit binayfoundation.org.
Tara Shah, Executive Director
2219 Rimland Dr. STE 301
Bellingham, WA 98226-8759