Independence Blue Cross Foundation President Lorina Marshall-Blake accepted a resolution on November 21 presented by Philadelphia City Council at City Hall. The resolution, sponsored by Councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sánchez, commends the Foundation for advancing solutions to improve the health and wellbeing of Southeastern Pennsylvania. It also recognizes the contributions of Marshall-Blake to the Foundation’s success. The full resolution may be viewed here.
In September, “Someone You Know Day” resolutions were introduced by the Pennsylvania House and Senate in honor of the Someone You Know campaign. Senate Resolution 229 and House Resolution 494 passed unanimously.
Since 2011, the Foundation has awarded nearly $40 million in grants to more than 200 partners supporting 300,000 residents. Funding is awarded to community-based nonprofits, privately funded health centers and accredited nursing programs in Southeastern PA.