HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 18 Capital BlueCross received the2008 Corporation of the Year Award from the Central PA Chapter of theAssociation of Fundraising Professionals during a celebration of NationalPhilanthropy Day on Nov. 17 in Harrisburg. The award recognizes the dailycontributions made by corporations, individuals, foundations and volunteers.
As a company headquartered in central Pennsylvania, Capital BlueCrossremains part of the fabric of the communities it serves, annually providingfinancial support to more than 100 organizations representing education, humanservices, the arts, entertainment and professional sports. Capital BlueCrossis also one of the region's largest contributors to the United Way of theCapital Region.
On an individual level, it is well known throughout the community thatCapital BlueCross employees are very generous with their time, volunteeringthousands of hours supporting community activities and organizations.
"At Capital BlueCross, we believe that being a good corporate citizen is aduty -- and a privilege," said William Lehr, Jr., Chairman, President & CEO ofCapital BlueCross. "Supporting local charitable institutions and organizationsis one of the ways that we can reach out to help enhance the quality of lifeof the people of our region today and for tomorrow. Philanthropic work bindsus together as a community of businesses and individuals who believe in thefuture of our region - and who understand that it takes commitment andinvestment to secure a safe, healthy and culturally rich future for ourchildren and grandchildren."
Capital BlueCross was nominated for the Corporation of the Year Award byPressley Ridge, formerly Family & Children Services of Central PA, and byCHANNELS Food Rescue.
Capital BlueCross is the leading health insurer in its market, providinghealth insurance coverage to nearly one million people in central Pennsylvaniaand the Lehigh Valley. Capital BlueCross is committed to making healthinsurance simple, offering easy to use health care and personal service atcompetitive prices. The company has been serving its customers through all thestages of their life for more than 70 years and employs more than 2,300people.
Capital BlueCross is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and BlueShield Association.
For more information, visit www.capbluecross.com.
SOURCE Capital BlueCross