Beck Tech Donates to the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation
Passion. Innovation. Caring. Beck Technology’s core values are what motivates us, but it’s our people that drive us.
Without employing a team that embraces, embodies, and maintains passion, innovation, and caring, and a leadership team dedicated to supporting this team, we wouldn’t have the award-winning company culture that we do.
We really take our culture to heart and because we know that our team’s daily focus is making a revolutionary product that is creating the future, we make sure we have regular rituals to mark to remind ourselves of our ‘why.’ One of these is our Beck Tech Cares monthly lunch.
Beck Tech Cares is an initiative we launched in 2018 to not only recognize Beck Tech employees who go above and beyond, but to also give employees an opportunity to give back to their communities. Each month, one Beck Teck team member is chosen to provide a charitable cause they are passionate about to which Beck Technology provides a monetary donation.
How this team member is picked is through one of our people management systems. Through the system, we are given the opportunity to publicly give other team members a virtual high five. At the end of every month, we gather as a group and read these high fives. At the end of the meeting, one person is selected as that month’s Beck Tech Cares recipient.
This month, our People Resource Leader, Donna Williamson won the honor. Donna’s work behind the scenes keeping the company running and functioning. People outside of Beck Technology don't get to see the fruits of her labor. However, Beck Tech folks do feel her hard work and we are excited to announce her recognition.
Donna chose to donate to the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation, an organization that supports those diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma and research for a cure and treatments.
Cholangiocarcinoma is a rare bile duct cancer with about 10,000 people in the U.S being diagnosed each year.
Donna says, “In 2012, my dad was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma, a rare and aggressive bile duct cancer. He passed in 2015 after putting up a great fight. Almost 2 out of 3 people with cholangiocarcinoma are 65 or older when it is found. Sadly, in 2022, one of my daughter’s best friends was diagnosed at age 32. Her cancer has metastasized and is now in her lungs as well. She has a 2-year-old daughter and is doing everything she can to fight this horrible cancer. The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation has been the driving force for patient support and research funding for this rare and relentless cancer since 2006. The generosity of donors has assisted them in advancing research in impactful ways and supporting patients and their families on this journey.”