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File #: 190816    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 10/17/2019 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 10/17/2019
Title: Recognizing the extraordinary contributions of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation and its President Lorina Marshall-Blake.
Sponsors: Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Johnson
Attachments: 1. SignatureCopy19081600
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Recognizing the extraordinary contributions of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation and its President Lorina Marshall-Blake.
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WHEREAS, The Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) was founded in 2011 as a private, charitable corporate foundation with a mission to lead sustainable solutions that improve the health and well-being of the community; and

WHEREAS, The Foundation expands upon the more than 80-year commitment of Independence Blue Cross to improve the health and wellbeing of our neighbors in Southeastern Pennsylvania; and

WHEREAS, The Foundation focuses on access to care, advancing the healthcare workforce, and addressing national health issues; and

WHEREAS, Since 2011, the Foundation has awarded more than $40 million dollars in grants to community-based nonprofit organizations, privately funded health centers, and accredited nursing programs serving more than 300,000 residents in Southeastern Pennsylvania; and

WHEREAS, The Foundation is committed to being a thought leader addressing the greatest challenges facing our health care system, producing award-winning publications to highlight successful strategies for improving community health and commissioning research to help inform policies and practices related to community health; and

WHEREAS, The Foundation works together with all stakeholders across sectors to address the needs of our community; and

WHEREAS, President Lorina Marshall-Blake has contributed significantly to the Foundation's success and the overall health of the Philadelphia community. While overseeing grant-making work for the $90 million Foundation, Marshall-Blake steered the Foundation to be a collaborator, innovator, convener of diverse organizations, and thought leader in addressing emerging health needs in Southeastern Pennsylvania; and

WHEREAS, President Lorina Marshall-Blake has invested in continuing her legacy of philanthropy and social impact by offering mentorship to future leaders in healthcare re...

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