$1,051,548.90 of medical debt—GONE

by Erik Reagan

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When we launched Built on Purpose in late August, we set our sights high for generosity. Giving back is woven deeply into our mission and even sits at the root of our primary goal for our first ten years in business.

Built on Purpose helps unlock the potential in leaders so they can better empower and inspire those around them. And as excited as I am about the mission of Built on Purpose, what's equally exciting to me is that supporting amazing non-profit organizations is built right into the business plan. I aim to donate $5,000,000 over the first ten years of the business. And I'm starting right away during the launch of the business.

From our launch announcement blog post

For our launch, we partnered with RIP Medical Debt in an effort to make an impact on the lives of as many people as possible. Because of RIP's unique model, we were able to help cancel $1,051,548.90 of medical debt, which paid off debt for 1,675 people in the Savannah area and beyond.

This was made possible by everyone who joined us in this launch effort. My gratitude to all of the businesses and individuals who made financial contributions and those who shared about it online.

I'm excited about the launch—but even more excited about what's to come.

With Gratitude,


Press Release

SAVANNAH, GA (February 1, 2023) — Built on Purpose, a new Savannah-based leadership development services provider, has helped to cancel over $1 million in local medical debt through its recent fundraising campaign for RIP Medical Debt.

Founder Erik Reagan launched Built on Purpose and this fundraising campaign in September, jump-starting the company’s mission to donate $5 million to various nonprofits. RIP Medical Debt is a nonprofit organization that buys medical debt at a steep discount and pays off the debt through donations. The funds raised by Built on Purpose canceled $1,051,548.90 in medical debt, which paid off debt for 1,675 people in the Savannah area and beyond.

“I launched Built on Purpose with an ambitious mission: to give $5 million back to the community,” said Reagan, founder, Built on Purpose. “With this donation to RIP Medical Debt, we’re taking a big first step toward that goal, helping 1,675 people to move beyond their medical debt and forward in pursuit of their goals.”

Built on Purpose is also thrilled to announce its participation in the upcoming conference, Ignite Your Growth. Based on the principles of best-selling author and leadership expert John C. Maxwell, this one-of-a-kind event will feature Reagan as well as Angel Santiago of Ace Blueprint and Corey Williams of xl Leadership Network, all of whom are certified Maxwell Leadership coaches. In addition to curated lessons from Maxwell’s The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, attendees will enjoy interactive workshops and networking opportunities designed to accelerate their growth and help them reach their full potential.

Ignite Your Growth will take place on March 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hope City, located at 11 Gateway Blvd South, Suite 38 in Savannah. More information and tickets are available at igniteyourgrowth.live. Built on Purpose will be using its portion of event proceeds to fund its giving mission.

About Built on Purpose

Built on Purpose is on a mission to help leaders be their best, thus ensuring organizations become and remain high-impact, amazing places to work. While based in Savannah, Georgia, it serves leaders all over the globe and specializes in coaching for remote teams. Based on a foundation of serving others, Built on Purpose launched a mission to raise $5 million through profits and targeted fundraising.

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Written by Erik Reagan