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Foundation president gives commencement speech at Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions

By June 29, 2018July 3rd, 2018News

Lorina Marshall-Blake with Nurses for Tomorrow scholarship recipients.

On June 14, the president of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation), Lorina Marshall-Blake, delivered the commencement address to nearly 2,000 graduates and their families at Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions.

The Foundation has supported Drexel University through the Nurses for Tomorrow program, which provides scholarships for nurses at every academic level. Since the Foundation’s inception in 2011, the Foundation has awarded Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions more than $1.8 million dollars in scholarship funding.

In her remarks, Marshall-Blake shared words of wisdom from leaders who have influenced her life, including Michelle Obama and Marian Wright Edelman. Marshall-Blake’s remarks set out to inspire students to embody values of service, resilience, and courage, regardless of their chosen path in life.


Independence Blue Cross Foundation Team

The Independence Blue Cross Foundation is leading a future for equitable health in our communities and nation. The IBC Foundation’s grant programs and the Independence Blue Cross Foundation Institute for Health Equity are advancing three areas of impact: Access to Care, the Healthcare Workforce, and Health Equity. Since inception the IBC Foundation’s most important stakeholder – the community – has been at the center of the work. By the end of 2023, the IBC Foundation will have awarded grants totaling more than $80 million to support nonprofits and research improving the health and well-being of communities in southeastern Pennsylvania.

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