CAMP HILL, Pa., Dec. 7 Highmark Inc. recently awarded $7,000 in grants to 14 nonprofit organizations in which Highmark employees volunteer. Through Highmark's Employee Volunteer Grant program, employees applied for $500 grants to benefit the agencies they hold close to their hearts and support through volunteerism. The Highmark Employee Volunteer Grant program reinforces the company's appreciation for employees who volunteer their time and services to help the very organizations that deliver their missions in the communities we all call home.
Throughout this past year, these 14 organizations received more than 2,000 hours worth of volunteer time from the Highmark employees. Highmark recognizes the impact these organizations have in our community in addition to the powerful influence the employees have on the organization. With the employees' acute knowledge of the agencies' needs, the grant dollars can be utilized in the most effective and appropriate way.
To read more about the Highmark Employee Volunteer Grants that were funded during the third quarter, please find complete summaries in the Highmark newsroom at www.highmark.com.
About Highmark Inc.
As one of the leading health insurers in Pennsylvania, Highmark Inc.'s mission is to provide access to affordable, quality health care enabling individuals to live longer, healthier lives. Based in Pittsburgh, Highmark serves 4.6 million people through the company's health care benefits business. Highmark contributes millions of dollars to help keep health care programs affordable and to support community-based programs that work to improve people's health. Highmark exerts an enormous economic impact throughout Pennsylvania. A recent study states that Highmark's positive impact exceeded $2.5 billion. The company provides the resources to give its members a greater hand in their health.
Highmark Inc. is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans. For more information, visit www.highmark.com.
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