Connecting With Our Community
Takeda has a natural connection with organizations working to improve people's lives through progress
in medicine and health care. We strongly believe in finding meaningful ways to help patients through our
core business and gladly support the communities where we live and work, particularly near our Deerfield-based
headquarters in and around Lake County, Ill.
As we continue to grow and innovate, our connection to our community becomes more valuable to both Takeda
and our partners in health, science education and community vitality.
Health and Science Education
Takeda provides funding to health and science education initiatives that engage students, their families and teachers. Some examples include:
- Museum of Science and Industry
In 2012, Takeda committed funding to Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry to support science teacher education programs in Chicagoland’s high need areas. The Center for the Advancement of Science Education (CASE) program aims to inspire the next generation of inventors and innovators with programs that empower teachers, engage the community and excite students.
- Chicago Public Schools Student Science Fair
Since 2011, Takeda has provided college scholarships to CPS high school seniors with a focus on health sciences.
- Deerfield Bannockburn Riverwoods Student Scholarships
Since 2005, and as part of Deerfield Bannockburn Riverwoods Chamber of Commerce, Takeda has provided scholarships to two local graduating high school seniors with an interest in pursuing a higher education in the field of science.
- Achievement Rewards For College Scientists (ARCS)
For more than 10 years, Takeda has provided scholarships to a select group of science and medical research post-graduate students from Chicago area universities. Scholarships fund tuition, additional research and provide the opportunity to attend medical meetings.
Takeda supports organizations and events that promote health, well-being and quality of life. Some examples include:
- Natural Disaster Relief
Takeda provides disaster relief monetary support to the American Red Cross when natural disasters occur domestically and internationally. Additionally, affected individuals have also benefitted from donated Takeda products through Takeda's partnership with AmeriCares. During recent natural disasters in the U.S. and Japan, Takeda and its employees have donated more than $130,000 to the American Red Cross and thousands of dollars for other natural disaster-related charities.
- Blood Drives
Takeda partners with the American Red Cross and hosts two on-site blood drives at the Deerfield campus each year.
- Holiday Donation
As part of the holiday giving activities, employees vote for their favorite charity to be the recipient of a corporate donation made by Takeda on behalf of employees.