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Lorina Marshall-Blake featured in Community College of Philadelphia’s Pathways magazine for her commitment to building a healthier community

By May 15, 2018June 25th, 2018News

Pictured from left to right: Jane Shul, CEO, Philadelphia FIGHT; Lorina Marshall-Blake, Independence Foundation President and VP of Community Affairs for Independence; Ellyn Jo Waller, Ed.D., Community Activist & First Lady of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church; and Dr. Donald Guy Generals, President, Community College of Philadelphia.

Lorina Marshall-Blake, president of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) and vice president of Community Affairs for Independence Blue Cross (Independence), is featured on the cover of the latest edition of Pathways magazine, published by the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP), for her long-time commitment to corporate social responsibility.

The cover story, “Corporations to the Rescue? Looking to Business Leaders to Improve the Community,” focuses on how corporations are driving meaningful social change and highlights Marshall-Blake as one of Philadelphia’s most recognized faces of corporate social responsibility and leadership.

Marshall-Blake is a strong advocate for the Foundation’s mission to lead solutions for a healthier community and a champion for underserved populations across the region. She is quoted throughout the article, emphasizing the importance of community partnerships, engagement, and volunteerism. She describes Independence as having a “culture that cares,” pointing to the 1,400 associates who make up the Blue Crew, the company’s corporate volunteer program that supports over 300 service projects annually.

Pathways is published twice yearly by CCP, where Marshall-Blake was once a student and now sits on the board. CCP is one of 21 nursing schools that receive scholarship grants from the Foundation’s Nurses for Tomorrow program, which aims to address the shortage of nurses in the healthcare workforce and nursing education by increasing the number of nurses pursuing faculty roles or clinical practice.


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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