Ronald D. Paul Companies is committed to creating meaningful change in the communities we serve through our philanthropic efforts. As such, we sponsor charity events that focus on issues close to our heart.
National Capital Area Kidney Walk - Founded By The Ron and Joy Paul Foundation
The Ronald D. Paul Companies 5K Walk is a pledge-based event that raises funds and awareness to support the 26 million Americans with chronic kidney disease and more than 100,000 on the waiting list for organs. It’s a great way to build teams of co-workers, family, and friends, to empower and honor those affected by chronic kidney disease, as well as to support the local efforts of the National Kidney Foundation. The Walk is open to all ages, and is a fun activity to bring the family along for a healthy, fun, and meaningful event. It also features a Kids Corner, a wellness area, and various pre and post-walk activities. There are several ways to participate in The Walk including making a donation, forming a team, walking as an individual, participating as a virtual walker, or volunteering. Learn More
The GW / Ron and Joy Paul Kidney Center
The Center is a collaboration between The Ronald and Joy Paul Foundation and The George Washington University born out of a mutual desire to support kidney disease and transplant awareness through community outreach and education. The mission of the Center is:
• The promotion of paired kidney exchange lists • The establishment of a partnership with the GW Minority Organ Tissue and Transplant Education Program to educate the greater Washington, D.C. community about organ donation (modeling a living organ donation program after MOTTEP’s cadaver donation program) • The establishment of a city-wide transplant outreach program that seeks to educate ESRD patients about their transplant options • The establishment of educational forums • The establishment of a Kidney Transplant Education Series at area conference centers and faith-based organizations • The education of patients and staff at community outreach clinics • Regular visits by transplant personnel to area dialysis centers • The publication at least twice annually of transplant-oriented newsletters • The creation of monthly educational meetings with area dialysis center staff, hospital staff and nephrologists • The implementation of a coordinated effective media campaign with The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, The George Washington University Hospital, and The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates • Creation of video pieces featuring the Medical Director of the Center and others • Collaboration with GW’s Rodham Institute to raise awareness of clinicians regarding the Institute