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Foundation President Marshall-Blake honored by Urban Affairs Coalition

In the photo with Lorina are Sharmain Matlock-Turner, President and CEO of the Urban Affairs Coalition, and Ernest  E. Jones, for whom the award is named.

The Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC) honored Independence Blue Cross Foundation President Lorina Marshall-Blake at its annual Networking Breakfast on November 17 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.  Marshall-Blake received the Community Leadership award which honors a local organization and its leader for its contribution to improving the quality of life for residents of the Greater Philadelphia region. It is named in honor of Ernest E. Jones, who has worked to support grassroots organizations.

In her acceptance remarks to more than 800 decision-makers in business, government and grassroots community organizations, Marshall-Blake saluted the UAC for its leadership in strengthening non-profits in the region. She also commended the UAC’s Coalition U program, which educates nonprofits to increase their effectiveness and capacity.


Independence Blue Cross Foundation Team

The Independence Blue Cross Foundation is leading a future for equitable health in our communities and nation. The IBX 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 IBX Foundation’s most important stakeholder – the community – has been at the center of the work. By the end of 2023, the IBX 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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