Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement
The BumbleBee Foundation was founded in 2011 in memory of Jarren Donatini after fighting a rare form liver cancer. Understanding how difficult it was to navigate the world of pediatric oncology, Jarren’s parents Jason & Heather Donatini, established BumbleBee to support families facing the same journey.
In keeping with our non-profit’s mission to serve families battling pediatric cancer and the diverse group of pediatric cancer families, volunteers, hospitals, health care professionals, and partnering organizations we work closely with, we recognize the need for authentic diversity and inclusion as critical to our continued missional growth.
As an organization that understands cancer has no prejudice or discrimination in who it attacks, we have no prejudice or discrimination in how we fight against it.
In the recent decade, we have expanded our advocacy and support for families of cultural diversity but recognize there is more work to be done in regard to the diversity of our executive board, advisory council, volunteers, and employees.
Therefore, we are committed to creating an internal diversity, equity, and inclusion taskforce dedicated to ongoing transparent dialogue, and examination of issues of diversity, equity and inclusion with the aim of increasing diverse representation within our volunteers, staff and board.