We are committed to being a thoughtful and effective corporate citizen. This is demonstrated through community
investments and partnerships with organizations that share our commitment to foster good eating habits, active
lifestyles, and healthy environments.
If you are interested in learning more about our community investments and partnerships, please contact:
Vice President, Corporate Citizenship
Director, Corporate Citizenship
Investing in the Community
Building healthy outcomes
*All community investment and sponsorship requests must be submitted through our online community
investment request form. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts does not accept written, faxed, or
emailed requests. All requests will be considered on a bi-weekly basis by the Corporate Contributions
Committee, which is comprised of leaders from diverse business areas in the company.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts will lend its support in ways that bring value to our members
and associates by serving the community with no discrimination by age, race, sex, religion, sexual
orientation, or disability. In general, we will not fund individuals; religious organizations for
sectarian or religious purposes (secular programs of faith-based organization that meet criteria will be
considered); fraternal, political or lobbying organizations; school groups; and organizations based in
or that serve communities outside of Massachusetts or entities that are not 501(c)(3) nonprofit
Associate Workplace Giving
United Way and the Catalyst Fund
Get in shape, have fun
9/28/14—Nearly 100 Blue Cross associates, friends, and partners journeyed to Spectacle Island to
represent Team Blue at our first-ever Island Run.
Creating measurable and sustainable community impact
The Trustees of Reservations
We partner with The Trustees of Reservations to affirm our commitment to healthy living—including healthy
eating, active lifestyles, and healthy environments. Around the world, food brings people together and helps
create a sense of community. This important connection between people, food, environments, and health is
fundamental to Blue Cross’ partnership with the Trustees.
Boston Public Market
We serve as the health and wellness partner to the Trustees and also collaborate on teaching kitchen
programming. Weekly and monthly programming in the teaching kitchen will feature seasonal produce or
products from the market. Growers, chefs, and food experts will provide tips for storage and
production, as well as teach attendees about how the food is grown, processed, and distributed.
We worked with the Trustees to create and design a 3,500-square-foot organic community garden at our
offices in Hingham.. The garden, which is maintained by our employees, supports our healthy-living
agenda, which includes significant efforts toward sustainability. It is also a key element of Blue
Cross’ overall commitment to creating a culture of health for employees by developing and nurturing a
more direct connection to the food we eat every day.
During our fourth annual Service Day, 80 Blue Cross volunteers worked at the Trustees’ Weir Farm in
Hingham, painting a barn and tending to the crops. This engagement consisted of 360 hours of service,
a value of over $7,000.
For Service Day 2015, we will again partner with the Trustees to remove invasive plants, install
fencing, prepare the barn for winter, and help with basic repairs across the farm. Additionally, our
Local Claims Operations has adopted Weir Farm and participates in volunteer projects with the Trustees
every few months.