PATH donors Erick and Marta Rabins make gift in will because all “families deserve the opportunity for good health”

Photo of Erick and Marta RabinsMaking history with a simple, significant act

PATH donors Erick and Marta Rabins believe that we live in a moment when efforts are coming together to dramatically improve global health. They are doing their part through a bequest to PATH. They were inspired to give to PATH by their family. “We love our children just as much as a parent in Africa whose child is suffering from malaria does,” Erick says. “The pain and grief that a parent in the developing world would feel if they lost a child is the same grief I would feel. Those families deserve the opportunity for good health.”

A personal gift with worldwide impact

Erick, a venture capitalist, is determined to see today’s advancements in science reach the broadest number of people. “The great products being developed today aren’t going to make it to developing countries unless places like PATH are around to make sure that happens.”

Marta, co-founder of Ponte Travels, agrees. “Where you’re born is the luck of the draw—it shouldn’t determine whether your child is likely to survive childhood. Having traveled to 70+ countries, I know how much we take for granted and how great the need is for basic health care services, clean water, and access to life-saving immunizations. By supporting PATH, I feel we are doing our part in sharing those resources.”

Tomorrow comes sooner than you expect

By supporting PATH Futures, a circle of individuals making a commitment to global health equity through legacy gifts to PATH, Erick and Marta are making sure their generation leaves a mark on history. “My hope is that 50 years from now, we are the generation remembered for the cure for malaria—not a ringtone or a wrinkle cream.”