Saturday, August 28, 2010

WellPoint Foundation

The WellPoint Foundation is a private, non-profit organization wholly funded by WellPoint, Inc. Through charitable contributions and programs, the Foundation promotes WellPoint’s inherent commitment to enhance the health and well-being of individuals and families in communities that WellPoint serves.

The WellPoint Foundation supports not-for-profit organizations whose projects and programs align with their mission and key initiatives.

The WellPoint Foundation supports the efforts of WellPoint’s 43,000 associates across the country who, through their generosity of time, money and energy, live our mission each and every day by working to improve the lives of the people we serve and the health of our communities.
  • Community Service Day -- On April 25, 2009, WellPoint associates and their guests across the country spent their Saturday showing the community that they care. More than 4,000 associates and guests registered to participate in 200 projects across 32 states and the District of Columbia. "It was an extraordinary day, and we really made a difference in the health of the communities we call home," said Caz Matthews, president, WellPoint Foundation. Projects were developed by working in collaboration with the United Way, March of Dimes, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Keep America Beautiful, and Feeding America. All projects were aligned with WellPoint's and the WellPoint Foundation's giving mission.
  • Associate Giving Campaign -- Each year, the WellPoint Foundation supports their Associate Giving Campaign by providing a generous 50 percent match for associate contributions up to $25,000, per campaign year. In 2008, WellPoint’s Associate Giving Campaign, chaired by company Executive VP Dijuana Lewis, raised over $24 million for non-profit organizations through associate pledges and WellPoint Foundation matching gifts. WellPoint’s Associate Giving Campaign is truly “open,” allowing associates to contribute dollars to any qualifying non-profit organization. That means a wide variety of groups, including schools and other community organizations, benefit from their generosity.
I encourage BDPA chapters with WellPoint associates to reach out to them about Community Service Day and the Associate Giving Campaign. Contact BETF if you need our support. However, it begins with looking closely at your membership. Do you have any WellPoint associates in your membership?

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