Gary & Mary West

Founders

Gary and Mary West are successful entrepreneurs and pioneering philanthropists with a commitment to making a significant positive impact for the greater good.  The couple’s leadership began with West Corporation, a technology-driven communications company they founded in 1986 in Omaha, Nebraska that grew to more than 30,000 employees. As the company’s healthcare costs increased, the Wests experienced the detrimental impact these expenses had on their business and their employees. Fueled by an urgency to lower healthcare costs and to protect the country that enabled their American dream, they formed the Gary and Mary West Foundation, a 501(c)(3) private, non-operating foundation. It was established in 2006 to transform healthcare for all Americans and make successful aging a reality for all of our nation’s seniors.