By: Anthony Matrisciano
July 26, 2012
Pictured recently at the check presentation in Williamsport are, L-R: Paul H. Rooney, board member, Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania; Virgil Probasco, Lycoming County United Way 2012/13 campaign chair and executive vice president, Wirerope Works; Cynthia A. Yevich, executive director, The Blue Ribbon Foundation of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania; and Scott N. Lowery, executive director, Lycoming County United Way.
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 Lycoming County United Way received $13,036 for its 2012/13 campaign, targeted specifically to support health-related programs for area residents.
"We are pleased to once again partner with the United Way to help provide much-needed services for Lycoming County’s most vulnerable residents,” said Cynthia A. Yevich, executive director of The Blue Ribbon Foundation.
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.