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IBC Foundation president Lorina Marshall-Blake honored for philanthropy and community service

By November 21, 2019June 24th, 2022News

Pictured from left to right: Christopher Jungers, CAP, CFRE – President, Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Philadelphia Chapter; Lorina Marshall-Blake – President, Independence Blue Cross Foundation; and Gregory L. DeShields, CHO, CHE – Executive Director at PHL Diversity.  Photo courtesy of Marikate Venuto.

Independence Blue Cross Foundation President Lorina Marshall-Blake was honored by two organizations recently for her commitment to philanthropy and community service.

Marshall-Blake received the Community Service award on November 14 from the Campaign for Working Families, Inc. (CWF) at its annual Counting on You fundraising event. CWF is a nonprofit organization that helps working families achieve economic success. The organization provides free tax preparation, resource building and asset development services. Each year, CWF selects three outstanding leaders from the Philadelphia region who have helped in the fight against intergenerational poverty. Marshall-Blake shared the honor with Otis Hightower, a retired IRS auditor who received the Leadership award, and Pennsylvania State Senator Vincent Hughes, who received the Champion award.

Also, the Association of Fundraising Professionals-Greater Philadelphia Chapter honored Marshall-Blake with the President’s Award at the National Philanthropy Day Awards Gala on November 15 at The Bellevue Hotel.  For nearly 35 years, National Philanthropy Day has recognized businesses, nonprofit organizations, and individuals who have made a significant impact on their community through philanthropic efforts.

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: ibxfoundation.org. Connect with the Independence Blue Cross Foundation on LinkedIn.

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