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Another successful year for the Independence Blue Crew Gives annual associate charitable giving campaign

By October 12, 2021October 14th, 2021Featured Volunteer Activities

Independence associate Roslyn Boskett participates in a Blue Crew volunteer project at home.

The Independence Blue Cross annual Blue Crew Gives associate charitable giving campaign concluded on October 1, raising over $600,000 for local nonprofits. Overall giving increased by more than $30,000 compared to last year, emblematic of the generosity of associates in supporting the communities where we live and work. For the first time, Independence matched associate donations up to $2,500 for organizations eligible under program guidelines.

The campaign, The Power of We, included a kickoff virtual fireside chat between Lorina Marshall-Blake, VP Community Affairs and President of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation and Pedro Ramos, President and CEO of the Philadelphia Foundation. Marshall-Blake and Ramos discussed the current and future landscape facing nonprofits and the community at large.

Independence associates also supported the campaign by donating their time, coming together for Blue Crew Gives Back virtual volunteer projects. 375 volunteers donated nearly 500 hours, with their efforts creating:

Independence also hosted a virtual five-day fair showcasing local charitable organizations and the important work they do. The topics included:

  • Education/Youth
  • Food Insecurity
  • Good Health and Wellbeing
  • Health Disparities
  • Housing/Shelter