Northeast, 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 approved nearly $122,000 in contributions that will be shared by 14 United Ways across BCNEPA’s 13-county service area.
In Monroe County, the local United Way of Monroe County received $12,303 for its 2012/13 campaign. These funds are targeted specifically to support health-related programs for area residents.
“We are pleased to once again partner with the United Way to help provide much-needed services for Monroe County’s most vulnerable residents,” said Cynthia A. Yevich, executive director of The Blue Ribbon Foundation.
The donation was presented at a recent United Way campaign meeting at Barley Creek Brewing Company in Tannersville. Executive Director Mathilda Sheptak and 2012 Campaign Chair Trip Ruvane thanked Yevich for the contribution.
“This donation is greatly appreciated and it will help make a difference in people’s lives,” said Ruvane, who is president/owner of Barley Creek. “We value our ongoing partnership with The Blue Ribbon Foundation.”
About Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Headquartered in Wilkes-Barre, Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. BCNEPA offers a comprehensive portfolio of health insurance products and administrative services to more than 540,000 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 it serves.
BCNEPA established its private, nonprofit 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 United Way of Monroe County
The United Way of Monroe County provides health and human services through community initiatives, support and funding to more than 30 local programs. Its targeted need areas include Engaging Youth, Meeting Basic Needs, Helping Children Succeed and Promoting Self-Sufficiency. Since 1942, the organization has been uniting people and improving lives in our community.