Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana has released its annual Community Partnerships Report, detailing the impact the company and employees have made statewide through volunteer time and charitable giving. Among the work highlighted in 2018:

  • $1.5 million given by the company and employees to support nonprofits organizations and events in communities around the state, which helped more than 2.5 million Louisianians
  • 24,000 employee volunteer hours, with 37% of those hours completed through the company’s “Team Blue” program, which gives full-time employees 12 paid hours of volunteer time off
  • $161,000 worth of pro bono services through the company’s Blue Corps program, which  provides professional skills such as legal, marketing, IT financial planning and other areas to Louisiana nonprofits
  • $3 million in grants by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation to organizations pursuing innovative new ideas in health, as well as several community-wide “collective impact” grants to coalitions working together on major health issues
  • Nine new Angels joined the 200+ Louisianians over the last 25 years who have received the Foundation’s Angel Award, which finds and makes grant awards to everyday Louisianians doing extraordinary good for the state’s children

“We are deeply proud of our colleagues and their continuing commitment to show up for Louisiana,” says Michael Tipton, head of community relations and president of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation. “The company’s 2,600 employees don’t just work here; they live here, too – so we want to see Louisiana be as great as it can be, and have made a commitment to our friends, families and neighbors that we will use our might for right.”


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