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IBC Foundation Honored by Manor College and West Chester University

By November 18, 2022November 30th, 2022News

From left to right: Dr. Christopher Fiorentino, President, West Chester University, Dr. Lorina Marshall-Blake, Ms. Carol Kashow, Dr. John Ward, Dr. Celia Esplugas, Hon. Scott Reid, and Dr. Sue Fiorentino

The IBC Foundation and its president Dr. Lorina Marshall-Blake were recently honored by two local higher education institutions for support of nursing education and access to equitable care.

Manor College honored Marshall-Blake and the Foundation during a virtual gala held on November 10. Through a Blue Safety Net Grant, Manor College’s Dental Health Center helps to increase access to affordable dental care for Montgomery and Philadelphia County residents. Blue Safety Net grants help improve access to care by strengthening the health care safety net in underserved communities.

West Chester University (WCU) also honored the Foundation on October 27 with the President’s Circle Award which recognized the Foundation for its ongoing support of WCU’s Nursing Program in the College of Health Sciences. To date, the Foundation has awarded more than $14 million in Nurses for Tomorrow grants to 26 nursing schools which provided scholarships to more than 4,600 nursing students.

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.

Learn more by visiting our website: ibxfoundation.org. Connect with the Independence Blue Cross Foundation on LinkedIn.