November 28, 2011
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Employees, Foundation Give $241,591 to United Way Campaigns in the State
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation donated a total of $241,591.53 this fall to United Way campaigns in Topeka, Salina, Wichita and Hutchinson.
In Topeka, where 1,333 employees work, BCBSKS President/CEO Andrew C. Corbin presented officials from the United Way of Greater Topeka with a check in the amount of $222,908.65. The check represents an employee contribution of $187,908.65 as well as a $35,000 donation from the BCBSKS Foundation.
In Salina, home to 49 employees, contributions totaling $6,984.08 have been donated to the Salina Area United Way by employees and the Foundation. In Wichita, where the company has 34 people, $9,612.60 has been donated by employees and the Foundation in support of the United Way of the Plains’ annual campaign drive. Employees in the Hutchinson office raised $2,086.20 for the United Way of Reno County.
“An integral part of our nearly 70-year history in Kansas is supporting the communities in which our members and employees live and work; service to our communities is woven into our corporate culture,” said Corbin, who also is president of the BCBSKS Foundation. “We are proud of our long-standing partnership with the United Way and thank United Way leaders for creating the vision to move our communities forward.”
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation are independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. BCBSKS is the state's largest health insurer; the Foundation was incorporated in 2005 as a way to further deepen the company’s commitment to helping Kansans lead healthier lives. Both entities serve all Kansas counties except Johnson and Wyandotte.
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