On-Belay is a rock climbing term meaning “one secured by another.”
On-Belay Medical, LLC was created for philanthropy. Since its inception in 2012, founder Mark Slaughter and the other partners of On-Belay Medical have been on a mission to build a successful Medical Device Distributorship with the goal of giving back – not only to their local community but nationally and internationally as well. To accomplish this, the On-Belay owners made a bold decision in late 2014 to donate a significant portion of the business to a large 501(c)(3) – The National Christian Foundation. This created a business model that converts monthly profit distributions into opportunities for financial generosity. The model allows surgeon customers of On-Belay to become the “hands and feet” of this generosity as they ultimately have the opportunity to direct resources to charitable organizations that they are passionate about – as long as they are one of the 1000 plus 501(c)(3) organizations thoroughly vetted and included under the National Christian Foundation umbrella. While On-Belay management keeps a close focus on all the traditional metrics of any successful business, our most important measurement is the growth of our giving. To date, On-Belay has given away well in excess of $1,000,000 that support ministries worldwide, including creating a spine surgery program in East Africa to teach, train, and perform critically needed spine surgeries.