Pictured from left to right: Christopher Jungers, CAP, CFRE – President, Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Philadelphia Chapter; Lorina Marshall-Blake – President, Independence Blue Cross Foundation; and Gregory L. DeShields, CHO, CHE – Executive Director at PHL Diversity. Photo courtesy of Marikate Venuto.
Independence Blue Cross Foundation President Lorina Marshall-Blake was honored by two organizations recently for her commitment to philanthropy and community service.
Marshall-Blake received the Community Service award on November 14 from the Campaign for Working Families, Inc. (CWF) at its annual Counting on You fundraising event. CWF is a nonprofit organization that helps working families achieve economic success. The organization provides free tax preparation, resource building and asset development services. Each year, CWF selects three outstanding leaders from the Philadelphia region who have helped in the fight against intergenerational poverty. Marshall-Blake shared the honor with Otis Hightower, a retired IRS auditor who received the Leadership award, and Pennsylvania State Senator Vincent Hughes, who received the Champion award.
Also, the Association of Fundraising Professionals-Greater Philadelphia Chapter honored Marshall-Blake with the President’s Award at the National Philanthropy Day Awards Gala on November 15 at The Bellevue Hotel. For nearly 35 years, National Philanthropy Day has recognized businesses, nonprofit organizations, and individuals who have made a significant impact on their community through philanthropic efforts.