Wednesday, November 02, 2022
Parkersburg, W.Va. (November 2, 2022) — Announced by Highmark West Virginia officials earlier today, every West Virginia-based United Way agency will receive grant funding totaling $100,000 from the Highmark West Virginia Charitable Fund for Health. The grants, ranging from $2,777 to $25,000 will support programs dedicated to the health and well-being of West Virginia residents.
“Highmark continues to have a long-standing partnership with United Way through corporate contributions, enterprise-wide campaigns, employee pledges and volunteerism,” said Jim Fawcett, president of Highmark West Virginia. “This funding helps enable agencies to ensure our communities throughout the state are set up for success through the valuable programs that are so beneficial to all West Virginia residents.”
The United Way agencies that serve the areas in which the majority of Highmark West Virginia members live and work will receive $25,000 each. The remaining nine agencies throughout West Virginia will each receive $2,777, for a total of $100,000. The full list of agencies receiving support is below:
|United Way of Central West Virginia||$25,000|
|United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley||$25,000|
|United Way of Upper Ohio Valley||$25,000|
|United Way of Southern West Virginia||$ 2,777|
|United Way of Harrison and Doddridge Counties||$ 2,777|
|United Way of the River Cities||$ 2,777|
|United Way of Greenbrier Valley||$ 2,777|
|Tygart Valley United Way||$ 2,777|
|United Way of Eastern Panhandle||$ 2,777|
|United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties||$ 2,777|
|County United Way||$ 2,777|
|United Way of Gilmer, Lewis, and Upshur||$ 2,777|
“On behalf of the United Ways across West Virginia, we are proud to recognize the continued partnership with Highmark West Virginia,” said Stacy DeCicco, executive director of the United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley. “It is partnerships just like this that ensure that our United Ways are strong, resilient, and always ready to serve our communities in whatever capacity is needed."
This donation is funded through Highmark’s new West Virginia Charitable Fund for Health, which provides critical funding to support West Virginia-based health and social service organizations. Since its its launch in 2021, the Charitable Fund for Health has awarded nearly $3 million in grant funding for West Virginia-based non-profit organizations.United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley
About Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield West Virginia
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield West Virginia serves approximately 240,000 members through the company’s health care benefits business and hundreds of thousands of additional members through the BlueCard® program. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of West Virginia holds the largest share of the commercial market, and more West Virginians carry a Blue Cross Blue Shield card than any other insurance carrier in the state. Highmark West Virginia employs approximately 600 people and serves as a key economic driver in the state with its total economic impact reaching $352 million.
The Highmark Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) private, charitable organization dedicated to improving the health, wellbeing, and quality of life for individuals who reside in the communities served by Highmark, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates. We fulfill our missing by awarding high-impact grants to charitable organizations that implement evidence-based programs aimed at improving community health. Central to the Foundation’s mission is identifying and continuously reevaluating our region’s prevailing health care needs. By doing so, the Foundation remains at the forefront of those needs, well-equipped to pinpoint the issues that more urgently need support.
In 2021, two new restricted funds were established at the Highmark Foundation - the Highmark West Virginia Charitable Fund for Health and the United Concordia Dental Charitable Fund. These funds support the ongoing work of the Highmark Foundation across its footprint and beyond. For more information, visit www.highmarkfoundation.org and follow us on Twitter.
About Highmark West Virginia Charitable Fund
The Highmark West Virginia Charitable Fund for Health, is a controlled fund of the Highmark Foundation. The Charitable Fund for Health‘s mission is to improve the health, well-being and quality of life for individuals who reside in all 55 counties in West Virginia. The Highmark WV Charitable Fund for Health strives to support programs that impact multiple counties and work collaboratively to leverage additional funding to achieve replicable models. For more information, visit www.highmarkfoundation.org.
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