By: Anthony Matrisciano
August 16, 2012
Wilkes-Barre, PA — The Blue Ribbon Foundation of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA) is committed to supporting nonprofit agencies that respond to the needs of its neighbors throughout the region. The Foundation’s Board of Directors recently approved nearly $122,000 in contributions that will be shared by 14 United Ways across BCNEPA’s 13-county service area.
The United Way of Bradford County received $7,171 for its 2012/13 campaign, targeted specifically to support health-related programs for Bradford and Sullivan County residents.
“Many people across our service area are feeling the strain of the economy,” said Cynthia A. Yevich, executive director of The Blue Ribbon Foundation. “We are privileged to have the resources to help improve lives and change the community conditions that affect our region's most vulnerable residents.”
"The United Way is proud to partner with The Blue Ribbon Foundation," said Robert Hugo, president, United Way of Bradford County. "Their generous contribution of $7,171 will allow us to continue serving families most at-risk in Bradford and Sullivan Counties."
About Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Headquartered in Wilkes-Barre, Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. BCNEPA offers a comprehensive portfolio of health insurance products and administrative services to more than 545,000 individuals in 13 counties in northeastern and north central Pennsylvania. The company’s mission is to provide integrated health care services and products to improve the quality, accessibility and affordability of health care in the populations it serves.
BCNEPA established its private, nonprofit Blue Ribbon Foundation in 2002 to invest in health education and prevention initiatives that produce measurable health improvements and help manage long-term health costs for the residents of northeastern and north central Pennsylvania.