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IBC Foundation received top community award from La Salle University

By March 5, 2020June 24th, 2022News

Pictured l to r: Dr. Colleen Hanycz, President of La Salle University, Reginald Browne, Principal, GTS (Lasallian Leadership Award honoree), Lorina Marshall-Blake, Foundation President, State Representative Joanna E. McClinton, 191st District/ Delaware and Philadelphia Counties

On February 29, La Salle University honored the Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) with the 2020 Lasallian Impact Award. The award is presented annually to an organization whose core values reflect and align with the mission of La Salle University.

Lorina Marshall-Blake, Foundation president, accepted the award presented at La Salle’s Annual Charter Dinner. In her remarks, Marshall-Blake recognized the many partner organizations the Foundation works to help grow the next generation of nurses and nurse leaders.

The Foundation’s partnership with La Salle’s School of Nursing began in 2004 under the  Independence Blue Cross Nurse Scholars Program and has continued under the Foundation’s Nurses for Tomorrow program since 2011.  Grants awarded through the program provided scholarships for more than 200 La Salle nursing students.

Throughout March, La Salle University celebrates its founding and the contributions of the University, its alumni, students, and community. The Annual Charter Dinner also helps to raise significant funding for students at La Salle.

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.

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

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