Street Beats: Empowering Homeless Youth Through Music

In March, Covenant House Pennsylvania launched an innovative new program to help homeless youth gain confidence, develop critical life skills, and express their creativity in a supportive environment.

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National Volunteer Month: A volunteer shares her story

Nonprofit organizations, including many Independence Blue Cross Foundation (IBC Foundation) grantees, depend on the work that the volunteers do.

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IBC Foundation Celebrates Five Years of Promises Made, Promises Kept

We are proud to recognize the first five years of the Foundation’s promise to our community through our bold initiatives, with our partners, and for the people we serve.

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Philadelphia, PA – April 1, 2015 When: Wednesday April 1, 2015 10:00-11:16 A.M. (76 minutes) Who: Sixers Ambassador of Basketball World B. Free Sixers mascot Franklin Members of the Sixers Phlight Squad 25 fifth grade students participating in the Independence Blue Cross Healthy Futures Initiative Where: Drexel Neumann Academy 1901 Potter Street Chester, PA 19013 Details: The Philadelphia 76ers and Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) will bring Sixers Ambassador of Basketball,…

IBC Foundation president recognized for her leadership, philanthropy, and volunteerism

Philadelphia, PA – March 25, 2015 — Lorina Marshall-Blake, president of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation, today received the 2015 Women’s Initiative Award during United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey’s (UWGPSNJ) Women’s Initiative Gala at the Crystal Tea Room. The Gala supports Girls Today,…

Philadelphia Freedoms’ Lisa Raymond hosts tennis clinic at St. Gabriel School on February 6

Philadelphia, PA – February 6, 2015 What: The Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) brings Philadelphia Freedoms to South Philadelphia’s St. Gabriel School. Philadelphia Freedoms is part of the Foundation’s “Get Fit” focus of its Healthy Futures initiative. Former number one player in the world and 11-time Grand Slam Champion Lisa Raymond,…

As newest “Get Fit” partner, Sixers will provide school-based basketball clinics to students throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA – February 18, 2015 – The Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) is proud to announce that the Philadelphia 76ers (Sixers) are the newest Foundation Healthy Futures Initiative “Get Fit” partner. The Sixers will provide a school-based basketball clinic to fourth through sixth graders in Healthy Futures schools in Southeastern Pennsylvania….

Funding increased access to care, supported nursing education, helped build healthier communities, and reduced childhood obesity

Philadelphia, PA – January 30, 2015 – The Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) announced that it awarded 125 grants in southeastern Pennsylvania during 2014 totaling $5.4 million. The grants targeted four primary areas: increasing access to quality, affordable care in medically underserved areas;…
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