Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall-Blake, MGA, FAAN
Lorina Marshall-Blake is President of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation and Vice President, Community Affairs, Independence Blue Cross. Marshall-Blake helped define the IBC Foundation’s mission of leading solutions for healthier communities when it was launched in 2011. Under Marshall-Blake’s leadership, the $60 million IBC Foundation has established itself as a philanthropic force locally, earning the 2014 Corporate Foundation of the Year award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Philadelphia Chapter. An expert in Philanthropy, Corporate Management, Public Relations and Communications, Marshall-Blake says, “We are meant to serve. We must reach back and give back.” She is an Honorary Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, and has been honored for her leadership and community service by numerous organizations such as the NAACP, Girl Scouts of Eastern PA, Philadelphia Tribune, League of Women Voters, Philadelphia Business Journal, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, and the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. She also serves as a spokesperson for the local chapter of the American Heart Association.
IBC Foundation 2016 Community Report
As I look back on the accomplishments of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation (IBC Foundation), I am amazed by the power of what we have been able to accomplish together in five years’. We have emerged as a proven leader — a regional force for health care innovation and a national model for effective corporate philanthropy….
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Philadelphia opioid epidemic
I can’t read or watch anything these days without seeing something about the opioid epidemic. The statistics are staggering, and the loss in our communities is plain to see. If I had to guess, I would say that each of us can think of someone affected by this crisis. We have a responsibility to the community and other stakeholders to come together to figure this out….
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Pictured above (left to right): Liz Novak, Stephen Perez, IBC Foundation President Lorina Marshall-Blake, Faith Atte, RWJF Future of Nursing Scholars Program Co-Director Susan B. Hassmiller, Brittany Stark, Michelle McKay In 2014, the Independence Blue Cross Foundation became the inaugural funder of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars program,…
When I think about Independence Blue Cross and our region, I am humbled by the thought of our role in improving the health of the millions of members and their families that we’ve served for nearly 80 years. In 2011, our company reaffirmed its commitment to our community with the creation of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation)….
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