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Meet Olivia Jenkins

Olivia Jenkins

Olivia is the daughter of Shawn Jenkins, a former patient of the MUSC Children’s Hospital, and a nursing student at the Medical University of South Carolina.  Olivia recently answered a few questions about her decision to attend nursing school and her journey with MUSC...Continue

Posted on Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:55 PM in patient story, shawn jenkins

Shawn Jenkins family treats children’s hospital construction team to breakfast

breakfast at the construction site

Shawn Jenkins and his family delivered breakfast to more than 500 construction workers who are building the new children’s hospital that will bear Jenkins’ name. The Jenkins family visited the construction site Aug. 28, surprising the Robins & Morton team with hundreds of fresh Chick-fil-A biscuits. Employees at the Dorchester Road restaurant were up as early as 1:30 a.m. hand rolling dough for Jenkins’ special delivery. The hot biscuits were to thank the construction workers for their hard work and commitment...Continue

Posted on Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:47 PM in shawn jenkins

MUSC’s youngest donor makes bracelets to help other children

Ryleigh Jenkins and Jim Fisher

Ryleigh Jenkins presents her gift to Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs Jim Fisher.

MUSC’s youngest donor loves dogs, butterflies and the color pink. She also shares her father’s entrepreneurial spirit and her family’s commitment to community...Continue

Posted on Tue May 16, 2017 9:21 AM in riley jenkins, shawn jenkins

Birthday bash brings Christmas in July

Benefitfocus CEO Shawn Jenkins holds up a birthday gift from Abigail Lee, 4, who recently finished her last round of chemotherapy.

Benefitfocus CEO Shawn Jenkins holds up a birthday gift from Abigail Lee, 4, who recently finished her last round of chemotherapy.

Typically a birthday involves presents, perhaps lots of them. Although that was certainly the case July 27, in the seventh floor atrium of the Children’s Hospital, there was nothing typical about the birthday bash held for Shawn Jenkins, the Charleston businessman who recently donated $25 million to MUSC’s new Children’s Hospital, now named in his honor. For starters, rather than receive presents, Jenkins used the occasion to give them — more than 2,300 toys donated by his company, Benefitfocus.

Jenkins credits his daughter, Olivia, with the idea. “I was talking with my daughter, who volunteers here at the Children’s Hospital,” he said. “She was telling me how a lot of presents usually come in around the holiday season, but during the summer there aren’t as many. So, we sent an email out to all the Benefitfocus associates around the country and around the world asking them to donate toys. That was just two weeks ago, but the response was overwhelming. It was just a spur–of–the–moment idea, but here we are.”

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Posted on Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:55 AM in abigail lee, benefitfocus, donor story, patient story, shawn jenkins

Meet Shawn Jenkins

Shawn Jenkins co-founded Benefitfocus in 2000, just after the dot-com bubble burst. Today the company canvasses 40 acres on Daniel Island.

Shawn Jenkins co-founded Benefitfocus in 2000, just after the dot-com bubble burst. Today the company canvasses 40 acres on Daniel Island.

Shawn Jenkins carries eight pages of paper with him wherever he goes.

From family vacations to international business trips to the day his company went public on Wall Street, he makes sure that those eight pages – now yellowed with two decades of time and travel – remain close at hand. They are, after all, where this chapter of his life began....Continue

Posted on Thu May 28, 2015 1:00 PM in benefitfocus, donor story, shawn jenkins

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