Highmark commits $200K to Delaware COVID-19 Initiative

April 8, 2020

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware has announced a $200,000 BluePrints for the Community contribution to the Delaware COVID-19 Emergency Response Initiative to meet the needs of the individuals, families and organizations that are experiencing hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis.

“Now more than ever, it is crucial that organizations positioned to help our community do so in a collaborative and meaningful way. This initiative aims to identify and address immediate needs around safety, health and wellness, and food and housing insecurity, as well building the path we need to move forward and out of this challenging time,” said Nick Moriello, president of Highmark Blue Cross Shield Delaware.

The Delaware COVID-19 Emergency Response Initiative is being coordinated by Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement, Delaware Community Foundation, Philanthropy Delaware and the United Way of Delaware; it consists of two funds. The Delaware Does More COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund will focus on alleviating the near-term impact of COVID-19 by working to supplement and support efforts related to children in low-income households, the working poor and seniors. The Delaware COVID-19 Strategic Response Fund will target emerging and evolving needs of the state’s most-impacted communities for longer-term needs.

Highmark Delaware’s contribution from its donor-advised fund, BluePrints for the Community, will be divided evenly between the two funds at $100,000 each.

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