Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania Supports the United Way of Monroe County

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Tannersville, PA – The Blue Ribbon Foundation of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA) is committed to supporting nonprofit agencies that respond to the needs of its neighbors throughout the region.  The Foundation’s Board of Directors recently authorized its 2011/12 contribution of nearly $122,000 to be shared by 14 United Ways across BCNEPA’s 13-county service area.

As part of that contribution, the United Way of Monroe County received $12,303 targeted specifically to support health-related programs for Monroe County residents.

“We are pleased to partner with the United Way of Monroe County to help improve lives and change the community conditions that affect our region’s most vulnerable residents,” said Cynthia A. Yevich, executive director of The Blue Ribbon Foundation.

“The Blue Ribbon Foundation is one of our Pacesetter companies because they recognize the need in Monroe County, and have stepped up to contribute early in our campaign. We couldn’t be more thankful for their continued support,” said 2011 Campaign Co-Chair George Roberts. “Many people in need will benefit from these funds thanks to the generosity of The Blue Ribbon Foundation,” commented Co-Chair Connie Roberts.

The donation was made at a recent United Way campaign meeting held at Northampton Community College in Tannersville. This year’s campaign goal is $1.2 million.

The Blue Ribbon Foundation and other Pacesetter companies/individuals will be recognized during an afternoon presentation at StroudFest in Stroudsburg on Sept. 3.

About The Blue Ribbon Foundation of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania, headquartered in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.  It offers a comprehensive portfolio of health insurance products and administrative services to approximately 600,000 individuals in 13 counties in northeastern and north central Pennsylvania.  The company’s mission is to provide integrated health care services and products to improve the quality, accessibility and affordability of health care in the populations we serve. Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania established its private, non-profit Blue Ribbon Foundation in 2002 to invest in health education and prevention initiatives that produce measurable health improvements and help manage long term health costs for the residents of northeastern and north central Pennsylvania.

About The United Way of Monroe County
The United Way of Monroe County provides health and human services through community initiatives and funding to 33 local programs. Its targeted need areas include Engaging Youth, Meeting Basic Needs, Helping Children Succeed and Promoting Self-Sufficiency. “Live United” is part of the United Way’s mission of giving, advocating and volunteering to produce lasting changes in the community and advance the common good. Various volunteer opportunities are available at www.unitedwaymonroe.org.