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Highmark supports tuition-free education for at-risk youth in Scranton

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Highmark supports tuition-free education for at-risk youth in Scranton
Pictured at the check presentation are: seated, left to right, NativityMiguel School of Scranton students Partik Khadka, Jorge Ramirez, Nikauri Fernandez, and Lucia DeCarvalho Standing, left to right, Brother Stephen LaMendola, board member, NativityMiguel School of Scranton; NativityMiguel School of Scranton students Nahisha Pokhrel and Xzierean Tassey; Robert H. Angeloni, president, NativityMiguel School of Scranton; Sister Josephine Cioffi, IHM, principal, NativityMiguel School of Scranton; Katie Kemmerer, community affairs analyst, Highmark; Amber Azzarelli, client manager, Highmark; and Kerri McKeown, director of small group sales and client management, Highmark.

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (Aug. 24, 2016) — Highmark Inc. and HM Health Insurance Company recently presented a $40,000 grant to the Nativity Miguel School of Scranton through Pennsylvania's Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program.

The school will use the grant money to help empower students to reach their full potential by providing quality, tuition-free education through after-school and summer sessions to low-income children in the Scranton area.

In 2016, Highmark has provided nearly $2 million in funding through the EITC program to deserving schools across Pennsylvania.





About Highmark Inc.

Highmark Inc. and its health insurance subsidiaries and affiliates collectively are among the ten largest health insurers in the United States and comprise the fourth-largest Blue Cross and Blue Shield-affiliated organization. Highmark and its diversified businesses and affiliates operate health insurance plans in Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia that serve 5.2 million members and hundreds of thousands of additional members through the Blue Card program. Its diversified businesses serve group customer and individual needs across the United States through dental insurance, vision care and other related businesses. Highmark is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. For more information, visit

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Anthony Matrisciano
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield