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The Blue Ribbon Foundation of BCNEPA Supports the United Way of Monroe County

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By: Anthony Matrisciano
September 9, 2013
Pictured recently at the check presentation at Barley Creek Brewing Company are, L-R: Ralph Megliola, 2013 United Way of Monroe County Campaign Chair and owner of RGM Enterprises of Mountainhome; and Cynthia A. Yevich, executive director, The Blue Ribbon Foundation.

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 $125,000 in contributions that will be shared by 14 United Ways across BCNEPA’s 13-county service area.

The United Way of Monroe County received $13,099 for its 2013/14 campaign, targeted specifically to support health-related programs for Monroe County residents.

"We are pleased to once again partner with the United Way to help provide much-needed services for Monroe County’s most vulnerable residents," said Cynthia A. Yevich, executive director of The Blue Ribbon Foundation.

"We are very appreciative of the continued generosity from The Blue Ribbon Foundation," said Mathilda B. Sheptak, executive director of the United Way of Monroe County.  “Their continued support allows us to serve families most at-risk in our area."

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 540,000 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.  During its first decade of service, The Foundation has awarded nearly $10 million in grant funding to 170 nonprofits to help meet the health and wellness needs of more than 186,000 at-risk individuals.