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1 AMGEN FOUNDATION Charitable Contributions Report 2009

2 At Amgen, we consider philanthropic engagement a privilege, a responsibility and a critical means of building upon our core mission to serve patients. Steadfast Commitment in Difficult Times Amgen discovers, develops and delivers innovative human In these challenging economic times, the Amgen Navigation Institute has provided thousands of cancer A MESSAGE FROM AMGEN CEO KEVIN SHARER therapeutics. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen was one of the first companies to realize the new science s Foundation remains deeply committed to nonprofit organizations that deliver much-needed services patients and their families with help navigating the complex healthcare system. And through the leader- Amgen has always worked to find ways to transform great ideas into real solutions that can improve people s promise by bringing novel medicines from lab, to manufacturing plant, to patient. Amgen therapeutics have changed the practice of medicine, helping millions of people around the throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and in Europe, where the Foundation recently has expanded its reach. ship of the University of California, San Francisco School of Pharmacy, faculty and students across California continue to educate underserved seniors lives. We do that through our scientific world in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid Since 1991, the Foundation has contributed more about their healthcare coverage options. discoveries and medical innovations. We also do that through the Amgen Foundation and our corporate giving. arthritis and other serious illnesses. With a deep and broad pipeline of potential new medicines, Amgen remains committed to advancing science to dramatically improve people s lives. than $140 million in grants in three areas of focus: science education, patient care and access, and vital community resources. The Foundation seeks to fund Our commitments to these and many other organizations play a key role in meeting community needs, from the most basic to the most complex. Amgen and the Amgen Foundation support sustainable patient access and care solutions, pioneering science education programs, organizations that enhance life and strengthen services in our communities, and groups that provide swift relief when disaster strikes. Our grants and donations go to programs with the capacity to make a lasting positive impact that will grow AMGEN FOUNDATION GRANTEE PROFILES programs that are replicable, scalable and designed The Foundation also supports Amgen staff members over the years. In this way, we seek to make a meaningful difference for the patients and communities we serve. SCIENCE EDUCATION Amgen Scholars Program Massachusetts Audubon Society... 4 MERITO Academy Amgen-Bruce Wallace Biotechnology Lab Program QUALITY OF CARE Kenneth B. Schwartz Center Tribu Cancer Cesta Domû COMMUNITY to have a lasting and meaningful impact. For example, through our Amgen-Bruce Wallace Biotechnology Lab Program and both of our Teach For America and National Science Teachers Association Amgen Fellows programs, we ve community engagement. Since its inception in 1993, the Foundation Matching Gift Program has matched $23 million in staff donations, resulting in nearly $47 million of support to worthy causes. In 2009 alone, Amgen staff members requested Kevin W. Sharer Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, National Science Teachers Association Teach For America Ventura County Together Assistance League of Seattle MLA Partner Schools KaBOOM! exposed students to biotechnology and supported those who ve been inspired to become science teachers themselves. that the Amgen Foundation match more than 8,800 gifts. Including the match, staff generosity resulted in nearly $6.5 million to support the good work of Amgen Our support of the Harold P. Freeman Patient thousands of outstanding organizations. 1

3 Amgen Scholars Program Expands Reach to Europe The program was a perfect way for me to see what it would be like to work full time as a scientist, says Maria Sobczyk, one of 59 European undergraduates who gained valuable hands-on lab experience at a leading academic institution thanks to the Amgen Scholars Program, which launched in Europe in Talented students from 15 European countries spent eight to ten weeks in labs at the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom), Karolinska Institutet (Sweden) and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Germany), working side by side with faculty mentors. Sobczyk, an Amgen Scholar from Poland who studied at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden says, I learned how to be methodical and critical, how to design experiments and the appropriate times to draw conclusions. I also loved being around other students from throughout Europe. The 2009 U.S. program welcomed 270 undergraduates (from more than 2,500 applicants), representing 136 U.S. colleges and universities from across 39 states and territories. The U.S. Scholars were hosted by ten leading universities across the nation, including California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley. A highlight of the summer is the three-day Amgen Scholars symposia hosted by the University of Cambridge for the European students and by the University of California, Los Angeles for the U.S. students. The students gather to talk about their lab projects and hear from leading scientists working in industry and academia who lead roundtable talks and offer a glimpse into a day in the life of a scientist. Taylor Lenton must have liked what she heard. She was a junior chemistry major at Wellesley College when she spent the summer of 2007 in Dr. John D. Roberts Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy lab at Caltech. Lenton enjoyed the experience so much that she s now a Caltech graduate student and often stops by Dr. Roberts lab to see his latest experiments. I still run into the Amgen Scholars I worked with that summer, as well as others who ve been through the program at different sites, Lenton says. There s an instant connection because we re all really excited about science. The program is helping to continue the connection among students through the redesigned Amgen Scholars website, which helps current Scholars and alumni keep in touch through an exclusive online community. By 2010, we ll have more than 1,000 Amgen Scholar alumni in the U.S. and Europe, says Jean Lim, president of the Amgen Foundation. Members of the first two classes are already pursuing PhDs and MD-PhDs at top universities, and several have received prestigious fellowships. This program is just one of our many investments in science education and one of many ways we hope to inspire and prepare the next generation of scientists. SCIENCE EDUCATION Upper left: Sophie Thomain, an Amgen Scholar from Bidos, France, in the lab with Dr. Torsten Krude of the University of Cambridge. Thomain spent the summer in Dr. Krude s lab, researching how DNA is replicated in human cells. NEMANJA MARJANOVIC Amgen Scholars Europe Belgrade, Serbia The program definitely helped me see what I want to do for the rest of my life. I am quite sure that molecular medicine is where I belong. In Serbia, amid the challenges of political and economic development, great scientific talent is emerging as enthusiastic students like Nemanja Marjanovic pursue their dreams and strive to make their nation a better place to live and work. Marjanovic, a native of the small town of Indjija, is now in his fourth year of the Molecular Biology and Physiology Program at the University of Belgrade. I ve always been interested in the mysteries of the human body, and I like to help people, Marjanovic says. Watching shows like ER and Chicago Hope on a regular basis probably had an influence on me as well! Marjanovic learned about Amgen Scholars while researching summer school and summer internship programs. He says he was especially excited to read about the Amgen Scholars Program located at the University of Cambridge. And he wasn t disappointed. This past summer, Marjanovic spent 10 weeks in the Cambridge University lab of Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald, focusing on Barrett s esophagus (BE) adenocarcinoma. BE is typically found in those suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease and can lead to esophageal cancer, which is often fatal. Currently, the only approved BE detection method involves endoscopy, a very invasive and expensive technique. Fitzgerald s lab holds a patent for a much less invasive BE detection tool a small capsular sponge-like object that a patient swallows; when removed, it contains a sample of the patient s esophagus. The challenge then is for scientists to know what to look for in the samples. Marjanovic s task was to validate a group of gene candidates that can be used as markers for BE. By the end of the summer, he had started the process of validating six novel genes at the RNA, and in some cases, at the protein level. It was amazing to see a project being developed in the lab, then placed in my hands, and then to know that it will go into clinical trials, Marjanovic says. In research, it takes a lot of effort and time to see any sort of results. I was very lucky to validate six genes in just 10 weeks. The Amgen Scholars Program allowed me to work on a world-class project in a world-class lab using leading-edge scientific tools that s something I just couldn t have experienced in Serbia, Marjanovic says. The program definitely helped me see what I want to do for the rest of my life. I am quite sure that molecular medicine is where I belong. 3

4 Environmental Education Programs Offer Learning for a Lifetime With the Internet and seemingly constant media exposure, children may be more aware of the world around them, but they often overlook the web of life right in their own backyards. On the East Coast, Massachusetts Audubon s Habitat Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary offer Nature in the City: Three Urban Habitats. The program provides Cambridge, Massachusetts, 3rd graders with in-class studies and field trips to nearby rivers, wildlife reservations and parks and even to their own schoolyards. Now in its sixth year, the program includes teacher training and guidance from Massachusetts Audubon s own educational experts who accompany the children as they search for a variety of life and see firsthand how urban environments support a surprising number of organisms. Students are asked to predict which organisms they ll find during their field study. Once outside, they use magnifying glasses, field microscopes and other scientific tools to study plants and animals up close. Throughout the seven-week study, the students compare their initial predictions to their actual findings and draw conclusions about why certain organisms are found in specific locations. It s wonderful to see students totally focused on plant life, along with slugs, snails, turtles and other animals that they come across, says Marian Miller, the program s education coordinator. The program has been so successful in the initial nine public schools that, at the request of the Cambridge Science Department, it s expanding to the remaining three. On the West Coast, 4th through 7th graders in Ventura and Santa Barbara county public schools are learning firsthand about coastal and ocean life and conservation through the MERITO Academy. MERITO is short for Multicultural Education for Resource Issues Threatening Oceans. Run in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Nature Conservancy and other organizations, the program uses the nearby Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary as a living classroom. The goal: to foster a generation of students who understand their communities relationships to their watersheds and the ocean. Because minority and underprivileged students are typically underrepresented in university science programs and in science careers, the MERITO Academy s bilingual staff makes an extra effort to reach out to these particular youngsters in hopes of inspiring more future scientists. We re definitely making a difference, says Rocio Lozano-Knowlton, MERITO program coordinator. The students test scores and their end-ofschool year evaluations show a dramatic increase in their understanding of ocean-related threats and what actions contribute to ocean protection. I have letters from kids thanking us for the program and saying that they want to grow up to be marine biologists. That s incredibly exciting for us and a great testimonial that our program is working. Right: Elementary school students enjoy learning about nature at the Caratunk Wildlife Refuge in Seekonk, Massachusetts. The Nature in the City: Three Urban Habitats Program enriches and enhances life science curriculum with extensive in-class and outdoor explorations of local natural habitats. It s wonderful to see students totally focused on plant life, along with slugs, snails, turtles and other animals that they come across, says Marian Miller. NANCY REINHART KARNOSKI MERITO Academy Oxnard, California This program might possibly be the most powerful memory our students will have of elementary school. Nancy Reinhart Karnoski still experiences a twinge of emotion when she describes how the MERITO Academy has enriched the lives of her McKinna Elementary students in Oxnard, California. If you could see the wonder in their eyes as they look at birds for the first time through binoculars, or watch as they go on their first boat ride and see dolphins, she says, you would have no doubt that this program is doing good things for kids. The MERITO Academy trains teachers to use the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary as a living classroom to excite students about science and educate them about coastal and ocean life. Karnoski teaches the MERITO Academy to 4th, 5th and 6th graders after school. Through a combination of field trips, in-class presentations from visiting scientists, and lab and field investigations, students become better stewards of the environment. Karnoski, a credentialed Bilingual Crosscultural Language and Academic Development teacher, recognized the benefits of the program in particular for students developing English language skills. The program targets underrepresented populations such as students who qualify for federal free or reduced-price lunch services. Karnoski attends three days of intensive training each year, perfecting the lesson plans and practicing fieldwork protocols. The time and effort, Karnoski says, are worth it. I knew this program would provide opportunities for my students that they wouldn t have otherwise, she says. Plus, I felt it might possibly be the most powerful memory our students will have of elementary school. Karnoski might be right. While most kids would complain about missing a holiday party, last year her students enthusiastically chose to participate in a Nature Conservancy-sponsored clean-up of Ormond Beach instead followed by pizza, of course. Climate change, watershed contamination and the fragile link between species have become real for me thanks to the MERITO Academy, she says. It has been such a rewarding experience, and my students accomplishments in this program have provided some of my proudest moments of teaching. If Karnoski has a future Jacques Cousteau or Robert Ballard in her class, she wouldn t be surprised. My students have become ambassadors for the ocean, she says. MERITO has given my students great exposure to careers in science, and the foundation and inspiration they need to become tomorrow s scientists. 5

5 The Right Tools for Teachers and Inspiration for Students The right content, resources and support make all the difference as educators share the wonders of scientific discovery with their students. Among the many science education programs the Amgen Foundation supports, three signature programs stand out as making a significant difference in classrooms across the country. Now entering its 20th year, the Amgen-Bruce Wallace Biotechnology Lab Program uses real-world biotechnology lab equipment and experiments to introduce high school and community college students to science and biotechnology. Over 15,000 students and faculty across California, Colorado, Washington, Rhode Island and Puerto Rico now participate in the program each year. Launched in 1990, the program is named in memory of Bruce Wallace, one of Amgen s first scientists. Passionate about science education, Wallace helped establish the program in local schools and organized a lecture series for the community. It was his hope that all students would have the chance to experience the joy of discovery and the excitement of having science at their fingertips, regardless of which professions they eventually pursue. Studies show that an alarming number of science teachers leave the profession within their first five years. The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the Amgen Foundation created the New Science Teacher Academy to change that trend. Each year, NSTA selects approximately 185 middle and secondary school teachers to participate in the program. The Academy Fellows receive online support from trained mentors who teach in the same discipline, the opportunity to participate in a variety of web-based professional development activities and funds to attend the NSTA National Conference. This yearlong professional development program helps promote quality science teaching, enhance teacher confidence and classroom excellence, and improve teacher content knowledge. By providing professional development and mentoring support to early-career science teachers, the Fellows program helps reduce the high attrition rate in the science teaching profession. Another program for new educators, Teach For America (TFA), brings young, motivated teachers to some of our country s lowest-income communities. Each year, TFA selects 50 Amgen Fellows, all of whom hold degrees in science, math and/or engineering, to teach in underresourced urban and rural communities nationwide. The selected Fellows are also eligible for the funding of innovative classroom projects under a special partnership among the Amgen Foundation, Teach For America and DonorsChoose.org. The Amgen Fellows program helps meet the urgent need for excellent math and science education in the United States. Real-world lab equipment and experiments introduce high school and community college students to science and biotechnology. Upper left: Amgen-Bruce Wallace Biotechnology Lab Program participants in Gail Turner-Graham s AP Biology classroom at El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills, California, explore the steps involved in creating biotechnology therapeutics. JUSTIN YAN Teach For America Seattle, Washington TFA led me to a career where I can make the biggest difference in education. I set the bar high for my students, and they reached it. It s incredibly rewarding to touch the lives of so many young students. Justin Yan had his sights set on medical school after earning a neurobiology degree from the University of Washington in He knew he wanted to devote his career to helping people. Becoming a doctor seemed to be a natural fit. But a presentation on Teach For America (TFA) struck a chord with Yan and, ultimately, changed his career plans and his life. TFA recruits recent college graduates who commit to teaching in our nation s lowest-income communities for two years. There are so many disparities in education and students in need of help, Yan says. I couldn t stop thinking about TFA. I figured if I could give kids an excellent education and put them on track for college, then I d potentially be helping to create hundreds of future doctors. Ultimately, I felt that by teaching I could make a greater impact on more people than I could working with individual patients. So, after his May 2007 graduation, Yan spent the summer immersed in intensive TFA training. He was prepared when the morning bell rang at Northridge Middle School in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he was assigned to teach 6th grade chemistry. He even posted a sign in his classroom that read, Welcome Future Doctors. I wanted to create a strong culture of achievement from day one, Yan explains. I knew these kids were way behind in their math and verbal skills, so every day was critically important. Yan decided to revive the Northridge Science Fair, which had been discontinued six years earlier. But first, he needed funding for materials. Because TFA had also accepted him as part of the Amgen Fellows Program, Yan was eligible to apply for the Amgen Innovation Fund, created in partnership with DonorsChoose.org and TFA. The program offers grants to help Fellows cover the costs of learning materials and math and science classroom projects. Yan applied for and received an Innovation Fund grant; within weeks of posting his science fair proposal on the site, he had the money he needed to purchase posters, ribbons and other materials. Held in the school s noisy auditorium, the science fair was an instant hit among all 300 6th graders. TFA staff members were so impressed with Yan s contributions that they honored him with the Sue Lehmann Excellence in Teaching Award. And at the end of his two teaching years, they hired Yan as a recruitment director. 7

6 Strengthening Relationships Through Compassionate Care Doctors, nurses, social workers and others who spend their days caring for patients could often use a little care themselves. Handling difficult cases, delivering heartbreaking diagnoses, working through cultural and communication differences, and juggling time pressures are all part of an often stressful job. The good news is that caregivers are finding support through the unique Schwartz Center Rounds offered by The Kenneth B. Schwartz Center, a nonprofit organization housed at Massachusetts General Hospital. Rounds are multidisciplinary forums that bring together caregivers to discuss and reflect upon the social and emotional challenges of patient care. About 50,000 clinicians have attended Rounds since the program s inception in Rounds are now offered in 182 sites in 30 states. The program s ultimate goal: to strengthen the relationships between patients and their caregivers. Healthcare professionals work to ensure that all patients receive care that is safe, effective, patient centered, timely and efficient. The Rounds help achieve these goals by encouraging teamwork, promoting communication among caregivers, and cultivating an environment that believes in continuous improvement. Open to all interested hospital staff, Rounds begin with a brief presentation of a patient case. The patient s caregivers then share their personal experiences in working with the patient, with a special emphasis on the emotional issues they faced. For the rest of the hourlong session, a facilitator guides a discussion among all the Rounds attendees as they support and learn from each other. Along with sharing ideas on how to handle challenging cases, Rounds discussions often lead to changes in hospital policy. In fact, one hospital increased its nurse-to-patient ratio in the ICU after a Rounds session revealed that the caregivers felt understaffed and unable to adequately meet patients needs. An independent evaluation demonstrated a marked improvement in attendees communication, teamwork and understanding of, and appreciation for, one another s jobs. The participants say they feel more compassion for their patients and have greatly improved how they communicate with them. Research shows that effective communication between patients and caregivers results in higher patient satisfaction, greater adherence to treatment plans and better outcomes. Rounds are so popular and successful that the Schwartz Center fields requests from hospitals across the country. Support from the Amgen Foundation helps fulfill those requests. The whole idea of Rounds is to provide a safe, comfortable forum where caregivers can speak straight from the heart, says Senior Program Director Marjorie Stanzler. Caregivers realize that they re not alone in struggling with issues. QUALITY OF CARE Upper left: Caregivers at Children s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, participate in a Schwartz Center Rounds session. The Rounds, which are held at sites across the country, provide a forum where caregivers from diverse disciplines discuss difficult emotional and social issues that arise in caring for patients. JOANNE WOLFE, MD Kenneth B. Schwartz Center Boston, Massachusetts Care providers need a forum that s safe and comfortable where we can express ourselves about difficult topics and hear one another s perspectives. As Division Chief of Pediatric Palliative Care at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Director of Pediatric Palliative Care at Children s Hospital in Boston, Joanne Wolfe, MD, makes it her mission to improve the quality of life for each of her young patients with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Dr. Wolfe believes that improved communication and coordination of care among her pediatric staff members are essential in assisting families during extremely emotional times especially when the loss of a child seems inevitable. The Schwartz Center Rounds Program is one of Dr. Wolfe s most helpful initiatives for boosting staff communication and coordination. She rolled out the Rounds program to Children s Hospital in 2003 and hosts the lunchtime gatherings bimonthly. The Rounds are open to all staff, including physicians, nurses, psychologists, physical therapists, members of the hospital clergy and others. I ve always thought of the Schwartz Center Rounds as a fabulous concept, Dr. Wolfe says. Care providers need a forum that s safe and comfortable where we can express ourselves about difficult topics and hear one another s perspectives. Having that outlet has helped us build a great community within our hospital. Dr. Wolfe works with a committee to decide on a particular topic for each gathering and then assembles a panel of caregivers who can share their experiences relating to that topic. We ask the panelists not to prepare a formal presentation, but instead to talk about what it was like to care for patients in a particular situation, Dr. Wolfe says. Each panelist speaks for a few minutes and then Dr. Wolfe invites the audience to ask questions and participate in a facilitated conversation. We ve talked about the sense of loss when a child dies unexpectedly, Dr. Wolfe says. We ve also talked about how important true compassion is to our patients, their families and ourselves and yet how tiring this work can be. The Rounds can be very sensitive, but we ve heard time and again how much people appreciate being able to share their feelings openly. Dr. Wolfe finds that the Rounds help staff members better understand each other s jobs. And that, of course, results in a more coordinated connection with patients and their families. We want to do whatever we can to provide more peace and comfort to the families going through the loss of a child, Dr. Wolfe says. The Rounds make me proud of the wonderful commitment that clinicians have to deliver the best possible care to our patients and their families, she adds. 9

7 Offering Patients Knowledge and Comfort In France, cancer survivors eager to return to their professional careers will soon find extra support and motivation thanks to a new program developed by Tribu Cancer. The Paris-based nonprofit, dedicated to improving the quality of life for cancer patients and their close family and friends, will train volunteers many of whom are cancer survivors themselves to become qualified cancer coaches. The volunteers will participate in an extensive, yearlong pilot training program. Upon graduation, they ll each be matched with cancer patients. The coaches will offer individually tailored phone and online support to help the patients manage all aspects of their recovery and to boost their confidence. Tribu Cancer was founded in 2004 by Nathalie and Jean-Louis Laporte, the same year that Nathalie was diagnosed with cancer. Living in the small, remote village of Quiberon, Nathalie often turned to the Internet for cancerrelated information and to connect with other survivors. She died a year after her diagnosis. Nathalie realized she could do many things on her own, but that it s still necessary to receive support, says Jean-Louis, who continues to honor his wife s memory as the organization s executive director. Our goal is to train more and more coaches each year so that, ultimately, we can provide support and motivation to every survivor who needs it. In the Czech Republic, the staff of Cesta Domû, a hospice civic association, is working to improve the quality of care provided to terminally ill patients and their family members. They re expanding their Don t Close Your Eyes program in response to a study that shows most terminally ill patients would prefer to die at home yet the majority of these deaths occur in medical institutions. That s due to a lack of information and awareness, says Martina Spinkova, Cesta Domû s executive director. Terminally ill patients don t know what they can ask of their doctors, and family members don t know how to cope with loved ones reaching the end of their lives. It s a subject we ve long neglected in the Czech Republic. Spinkova and her staff are developing a new lecture series on how to assess the needs of those reaching the end of their lives, managing pain and depression and other end-of-life issues. Death is not an easy topic for anyone, Spinkova acknowledges. But we re confident that by providing patients, their relatives and their caregivers with more information, advice and consolation, Cesta Domû can make a positive difference. Both organizations received grants from the United Way Worldwide (UWW) in collaboration with the Amgen Foundation. The Amgen Foundation and UWW work together to support the efforts of nonprofit organizations outside of the United States. Right: Tribu Cancer is developing a pilot training program for cancer coaches. The training will encompass providing psychosocial support for cancer patients, how to manage cancer side effects, social aid, nutrition, relaxation, and helping patients transition back to professional life. Our goal is to train more cancer coaches each year so that, ultimately, we can provide support and motivation to every survivor who needs it, says Jean-Louis Laporte ONDREJ SLAMA, MD Cesta Domû Physician Prague, Czech Republic At Cesta Domû, we re working to provide essential information that just isn t covered in medical school. The final, advanced stage of an incurable disease is always a difficult and emotional time for patients and their families. The experience can be even more difficult because palliative care is not widely taught in the Czech Republic's medical schools. Therefore, many doctors and other healthcare workers are uncomfortable treating the terminally ill, often struggling to find the right words and unaware of the right kinds of assistance to offer. And a general lack of awareness about end-of-life issues among Czech citizens often leaves patients and their families without access to helpful information and support. Ondrej Slama, MD, medical adviser to Cesta Domû, hopes to help transform public awareness and provide more in-depth education about all aspects of palliative and end-of-life care. Dr. Slama is currently developing a lecture series as part of Cesta Domû s Don t Close Your Eyes program, which is designed to help healthcare and social workers improve their psychosocial and communication skills. The program will lay the groundwork for further regional programs throughout the country. A considerable number of senior citizens spend their final days in long-term care facilities, and the quality of palliative care there is often very poor, Dr. Slama says. Our caregivers need to know how to approach the subject of dying and death with patients and their family members and offer advice on providing specialist palliative care at home. They also need to know where to direct families for support services and how to offer comfort to the bereaved. At Cesta Domû, we re working to provide essential information that just isn t covered in medical school. In fact, Cesta Domû is developing a separate lecture series aimed at secondary school and university students, as well as the general public. Plus, the organization is enhancing its website and developing educational brochures and DVDs for hospitals and care homes. Cesta Domû has proven to be incredibly tenacious and inventive, and we have experience under our belt, Dr. Slama says. We have a multidisciplinary home palliative care team, the best library on the topic in the Czech Republic, an informative website about dying intended for the lay public and many other services. I m very proud to be associated with Cesta Domû. 11

8 Helping Basic Needs Providers to Help Others The recent economic downturn has brought with it rising unemployment, loss of health insurance, increased foreclosures and drastic reductions in local services. Declining resources paralleled by increased needs have prompted basic needs providers to take action. Facing unprecedented needs for food, shelter and healthcare, 29 agencies and nonprofits in Ventura County, California, have banded together to assist those hit by the recession many of whom have never had to ask for help before. The Ventura County Together coalition is led by the United Way, Ventura County Community Foundation, First 5 Ventura County and the Community Commission for Ventura County. Members have spent the past year educating the community about growing demands and how citizens can help. We re seeing more people in need, and we all have fewer resources to work with, says David M. Smith, president and CEO of United Way of Ventura County. We wanted to show the community that we re in this together. That sends a much more powerful message than each of us trying to gain more support on our own. In September 2009, the coalition kicked off The Buck Starts Here campaign, asking the community for financial support. Through the initiative, providers in the healthcare, food and housing categories would each receive 30 percent of the proceeds, with the remainder going to the information and telephone referral line that connects callers to services, including food pantries, counseling and housing assistance. The initiative s collaborative nature must have struck the right chord. Checks and online donations began appearing, and by early December, an Amgen Foundation matching grant brought the total raised to $225,000. For us, this represents new money that we wouldn't have otherwise received, says Claudia Harrison, executive director of First 5, which funds health-related programs for children from birth to 5 years old. The response has been amazing. It's made it possible for us to keep helping the people who need us most, especially in these difficult times. Pat Bates understands the basic needs of school-age children. As one of the program directors for Assistance League Operation School Bell in Seattle, Washington, Bates and more than 60 volunteers provide new jackets, t-shirts, pants, backpacks and other clothing and necessities to at least 60 low-income children each week. For most of these kids, this is the first time they ve had new clothes they only know hand-me-downs, Bates says. The clothes boost their self-esteem you see it immediately. And studies show that the impact of having these basic resources can improve their attendance at school. We absolutely could not afford to purchase the clothing, even at the steep discounts we receive, without the support of the Amgen Foundation and other generous donors. COMMUNITY Upper left: The loss of a job or uncertainty of continued employment, decline in home equity, shrinking investments, inability to cover medical expenses and other challenges have created an environment where on any given night, thousands of people the majority of them women and children have no place to call home. DAVID BAYER FOOD Share Ventura County, California We all want to help people who are less fortunate. It s hard to be global. But if everyone does something local, it s a start to helping on a larger scale. After dedicating his life to saving the lives of his fellow Californians, you might think City of Ventura Fire Department retiree David Bayer would prop his feet up and relax a little. Three years of retirement later, Bayer still hasn t gotten around to that. Between volunteering with the Red Cross and serving on a local hospital fundraising board, Bayer hasn t had much time for feet propping or relaxing. Unless you count his regular visits to the United Blood Services, where he participates in the apheresis program. Being a firefighter was a wonderful experience every day, Bayer says. People were always so glad to see us. They needed help, and we were there to provide it. It was always a good feeling. It s that good feeling that motivates Bayer to continue helping others. For the past seven years, he has devoted a good part of his week to volunteering at FOOD Share, Ventura County s only regional food bank. FOOD Share provides donated and purchased food to more than 150 partner agencies, including food pantries run by nonprofits, churches, schools and other groups that serve individuals and families who cannot afford to buy enough food to sustain themselves each week. The demand, Bayer says, is growing especially among the working poor. We re seeing so many more people who need our help, he says. People are suffering. Their hours have been cut, or they ve lost their jobs completely. We have been able to help an additional 13,700 people this year, but there are still another 80,000 out there who could also use our help. FOOD Share depends on funding and food donations from individuals, corporations and foundations like the Amgen Foundation to keep its doors open. And a little can go a long way. FOOD Share staff members turn every dollar received into $7.15 worth of food. Bayer spends each Tuesday and Thursday morning driving a forklift loaded with sorted pallets of food and delivering them to the appropriate racks in the FOOD Share warehouse. All items are organized so that when agency representatives arrive, they can easily find what they need. Bayer is also on call to help when companies send employee volunteers to FOOD Share as a team-building exercise. I try to be a good ambassador and make sure everyone s having a good time. It s important that people feel welcome and understand what FOOD Share is all about so that they ll continue to support our efforts. Ultimately, Bayer believes his personal efforts and those of other volunteers will have far-reaching effects. 13

9 Building Strong Neighborhoods for the Next Generation In May 2009, 80 percent of West Adams Prep seniors walked across the stage to receive their well-earned high school diplomas. Their commitment and perseverance stand out in this tough, low-income south Los Angeles neighborhood. Typically in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), drop-out figures are alarming with more than 35 percent of Black and Latino students not finishing high school. The first class of West Adams Prep seniors not only graduated, but 75 percent were also accepted to college. This astonishing transformation in public education is credited to MLA Partner Schools (MLA), a nonprofit group that works closely with the LAUSD and industry leaders like Amgen to transform troubled educational institutions into community focal points. Under MLA s leadership, West Adams opened in 2007 to relieve overcrowding at nearby Manual Arts High School. The school is based on six distinct colleges focused on specific areas of study, from Media, Film and Art to Science and Technology. MLA s model ensures that LAUSD teachers, administrators and industry partners collaborate to achieve their mission. Amgen staff members have contributed as well, offering support in human resources, security, strategic planning, and project management. The Amgen Foundation provides funding support. The approach is definitely turning the tide. West Adams Prep s attendance rates are up, disciplinary referrals are down, and the students math scores are nine percentage points higher than the state average. The program is so successful that in 2008, MLA took over the operation of Manual Arts. The students 2008 Academic Performance Index score jumped 22 points over the previous year. Educators know that play time is just as important as classroom time for growing kids. Therefore, the Amgen Foundation proudly supports KaBOOM!, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit dedicated to building playgrounds within walking distance of every child. Since forming in 1995, KaBOOM! has built more than 1,700 colorful, state-of-the-art playgrounds. In 2008 and 2009, the Amgen Foundation partnered with KaBOOM! to create play spaces for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme, and the Rio School District and Mezes Park in California; Village by the Park in Colorado; and Escuela Agustín Dueño in Puerto Rico. Studies show that kids who play are happier, smarter and more socially adept, fit and creative, says Mike Vietti, communications manager at KaBOOM!. Playing isn t a luxury. It s a necessity. Children from seven more neighborhoods will have great places to play when the Amgen Foundation and KaBOOM! build playgrounds in every major Amgen site in the United States and Puerto Rico in Right: On Build Day, hundreds of volunteers from Amgen and the community gather to shovel mulch, mix cement, assemble play equipment, create community gardens and classrooms, and paint sidewalk games. Studies show that kids who play are happier, smarter and more socially adept, fit and creative. Play isn't a luxury. It's a necessity, says Mike Vietti. JONATHAN WATSON IKPEAZU MLA Partner Schools Los Angeles, California Their support made school my favorite place to be, and I put all of my effort into staying there and excelling. When Jonathan Watson Ikpeazu, 17, enters the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) as a freshman this fall on a full scholarship, no less he ll serve as further proof that West Adams Prep s innovative approach to education is absolutely on track. Ikpeazu was a sophomore when he enrolled in West Adams Prep in Long interested in an engineering career like his father s, Ikpeazu immediately gravitated toward the Invention, Design, Engineering and Architecture (IDEA) school, one of the six small schools within West Adams. When I was 5, my dad gave me a junior engineering kit from Radio Shack, and I was sold, Ikpeazu recalls. Here I was, playing with electronics and advanced circuit boards before I could read. I thought it was the coolest thing. From that moment, Ikpeazu determined that his education would be his first priority a priority so important that when he spent the first semester of his junior year in Nigeria with his father, he knew he d have to study twice as hard to keep up with his classmates back home. Because his Nigerian school offered a limited course selection, Ikpeazu asked West Adams advanced placement (AP) calculus teacher Rachel Haserjian for assistance. Haserjian sent him an AP textbook, lesson plan and a graphing calculator, and Ikpeazu worked feverishly to teach himself the material. His dedication and persistence paid off. Ikpeazu rejoined his West Adams classmates for the second semester of his junior year and took top scores on the end-of-year calculus exam one of his proudest accomplishments. When Ikpeazu heard about the QuestBridge program, which helps match bright, underserved youth with scholarship opportunities, he submitted his application along with a personal essay detailing his struggles. He was thrilled to learn he d been accepted to Caltech, all expenses paid. I couldn t believe it, says Ikpeazu of the day he received the good news. I went crazy. I just started calling everybody I knew. Ikpeazu plans to major in engineering and minor in biology. He hopes his story serves as an inspiration to other young people facing their own struggles. I have been placed in trying mental, emotional and social situations, Ikpeazu says. Without my ability to adapt and to stay focused on the big picture education my life would have been a series of failures and disappointments. I m very thankful to Ms. Haserjian and to everyone at West Adams Prep. Their support made school my favorite place to be, and I put all of my effort into staying there and excelling. 15

10 The Amgen Foundation carefully considers each grant application it receives, seeking out diverse organizations whose philosophies, objectives and approaches align with the Foundation's goals and mission. A MESSAGE FROM AMGEN FOUNDATION PRESIDENT JEAN LIM 2009 GIVING BY AREA OF FOCUS GRANT RECIPIENTS FOR 2009 INCLUDE: For the Amgen Foundation, the past year has been about striking the right balance between making progress on long-term goals and offering swift help in the face of crisis. We aim to support, develop and expand programs that are replicable, scalable, and sustainable, and 2009 was a landmark year in that regard. We broadened our signature Amgen Scholars science education program to Europe, and we reinforced our support for initiatives that are finding innovative and lasting solutions to difficult social and public health problems, including strong new programs in the Czech Republic, France and Poland. At the same time, we are ready to respond to urgent needs. When the people of Haiti saw their world collapse in a massive earthquake this January, Amgen and the Amgen Foundation acted quickly and decisively to provide more than $2 million in aid. There are also examples closer to home. In Ventura County, California, where Amgen s headquarters are located, a coalition of 29 local nonprofits banded together to meet increased demand for basic services food, shelter, and healthcare. These organizations set their respective agendas aside and reset their priorities to answer the most acute needs of residents. By offering a matching funds challenge, the Amgen Foundation was able to be part of the success of this inspiring collective community effort. Leadership comes in different forms, but in the philanthropy world, it often comes in the form of collaboration. I experience this every day in my work with our many wonderful nonprofit partners and with our great staff, both within the Foundation and at our Amgen sites. Here s to making a real difference together in the years ahead. JEAN J. LIM PRESIDENT, AMGEN FOUNDATION 21% Amgen Scholars Program 20% Matching Gifts & ASVP* FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS Fabrizio Bonanni Executive Vice President, Operations Michael A. Kelly Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer Brian M. McNamee Senior Vice President, Human Resources Joseph P. Miletich Senior Vice President, Research and Development (Board member titles reflect their business roles at Amgen Inc.) * Amgen Staff Volunteer Program The Amgen Foundation grant guidelines and other information can be found at Funding decisions are made on a quarterly basis. 23% Community 27% Science Education 9% For more about the stories in this book, please visit the Corporate Giving section of Quality of Care/ Patient Access Phyllis J. Piano Vice President, Corporate Communications and Philanthropy David J. Scott Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary Helen I. Torley Vice President, General Manager, Bone Health Business Unit Design: Saputo Design Photography: James Chen, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Eric Fournier, Warren Goebbels, Miguel Gonzalez, Richard Harbaugh, Andrew Houston, Tim Llewellyn, Jeff Luke, Matt Lutton, Tony Rinaldo, Natalie Rychetnikova, Jamey Stillings, Walter Urie, Todd Wawrychuk, David Zaitz Science Education Alliance for Education Audubon Society of Rhode Island Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium, Amgen-Bruce Wallace Biotechnology Lab Program Biotech Partners Boys and Girls Club (various) California Institute of Technology, Center for Evaluation and Education Policy - Indiana University, Amgen Scholars Europe Program Center for Evaluation and Education Policy - Indiana University, Amgen Scholars U.S. Program Citizen Schools Colorado Association of Black Professional Engineers and Scientists Colorado Legacy Foundation Columbia University/Barnard College, Community Resources for Science Denver Museum of Nature and Science Denver Public Schools Foundation East Bay National Society of Black Engineers Jr. East End House Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley Exploratorium Fondazione per le Biotecnologie* Foundation for Pierce College, Amgen-Bruce Wallace Biotechnology Lab Program Front Range Community College, Amgen- Bruce Wallace Biotechnology Lab Program Fundació Parc Científic de Barcelona* Howard University, Impact on Education Industry Initiatives for Science and Math Education Kenneth Lafferty Hess Family Charitable Foundation, Science Buddies Program KQED QUEST Program LA's BEST Level Playing Field Institute Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München, Amgen Scholars Europe Program* Massachusetts Audubon Society Inc. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, National Braille Press National Marine Sanctuary Foundation National Science Teachers Association Pacific Science Center Pepperdine University Providence Children's Museum Resource Area For Teaching (RAFT) San Diego Workforce Partnership, Amgen- Bruce Wallace Biotechnology Lab Program Seattle Biomedical Research Institute Shoreline Community College, Amgen-Bruce Wallace Biotechnology Lab Program Stanford University, Amgen Scholars U.S. Program Teach For America Thurgood Marshall College Fund UC Davis Foundation, Edward Teller Education Center Universidad del Turabo University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Los Angeles, University of California, San Diego, University of California, San Francisco, University of Cambridge, Amgen Scholars Europe Program University of Puerto Rico, Amgen-Bruce Wallace Biotechnology Lab Program University of Puerto Rico, Bio-MINDS Program University of Rhode Island, Amgen-Bruce Wallace Biotechnology Lab Program University of Rhode Island Foundation, The SMILE Program University of Washington, Amgen Scholars U.S. Program Ventura County Office of Education Ventura County Resource Conservation District Verein Explore-it* WGBH Educational Foundation WhizKids Foundation XLAB Göttingen Experimental Laboratory for Young People* Quality of Care and Access for Patients American Cancer Society (various) American Kidney Fund Angel Flight West Ashoka, Changemakers Boulder County RSVP Board Brent Eley Foundation Camarillo Hospice CAREGIVERS Volunteers Assisting the Elderly Cesta Domû* Children's Skin Disease Foundation Cittadinanzattiva* Conejo Valley Senior Concerns Country Doctor Community Health Centers Denver Hospice Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Fundación Puertorriqueña del Riñón Greater Providence YMCA Kenneth B. Schwartz Center, Schwartz Center Rounds Latina Breast Cancer Agency Massachusetts General Hospital, Disparities Leadership Program National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship On Lok's 30th Street Senior Center, Always Active Program Polska Federacja Pacjentów Dialtransplant* Renal Support Network San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium Santa Barbara City College Seniors Inc. St. Anthony Foundation Tribu Cancer* Wellness Community Valley/Ventura Westminster Free Clinic Community Alianza para un Puerto Rico sin Drogas Archdiocesan Housing Authority, Partners in Hope Assistance League of Seattle Bar Association of San Francisco's Volunteer Legal Services Program Big Sisters of Rhode Island Boston Ballet Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families City Year (various) Cocoon House College Crusade of Rhode Island, Rhode Island Gear Up Community Food Share Community Housing Partnership CompuMentor Project, Equivalency Determination Repository Corporate Council for the Arts Crossroads Rhode Island Dorcas Place Adult and Family Learning Center EarthCorps Equestrian Therapy for Handicapped Riders FOOD Share Friends of the Cedar River Watershed Fulfillment Fund Gilda's Club Seattle Greater Boston Food Bank Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley Homeless Outreach Providing Encouragement (HOPE) Homelessness Prevention Initiative Hopelink Interface Children Family Services KaBOOM! Kids and Families Together Library Foundation of Los Angeles Los Angeles Philharmonic Association Los Angeles Regional Foodbank Many Mansions Meals On Wheels (various) MLA Partner Schools Pine Street Inn, Job Training Program Plymouth Housing Group Programa de Educación Comunal de Entrega y Servicio Inc. Project New Urban Arts Project Open Hand Rebuilding Together Metro Denver Rescue Mission Alliance Rhode Island School of Design Ride On LA Rolling Readers Salvation Army, Ventura Transitional Living Center San Francisco Food Bank School on Wheels Senior Services Shoes That Fit Sister Carmen Community Center Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Emergency Winter Shelter Starlight Children's Foundation The Tiny Tim Center Trinity Repertory Company Ventura County Community Foundation Ventura County Together Voices for Children Weld Food Bank Year Up Aiding in Disaster Relief American National Red Cross *Organizations that received a grant from United Way Worldwide (UWW) in collaboration with the Amgen Foundation. The Amgen Foundation and UWW work together to support the efforts of nonprofit organizations outside of the U.S. 16 Amgen Foundation donations are posted quarterly in the Corporate Giving section of

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