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Published on October 16th, 2018 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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BlueCross BlueShield employees raise $2.8 million for United Way

Columbia, S.C. – BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina officially announced its annual United Way campaign results totaling a record $2.8 million.

“The employees of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina are one of our most enthusiastic campaigns and have continued to deliver outstanding results,” said United Way President & CEO Sara Fawcett. “Not only are they the largest campaign in the Midlands, they are the largest campaign in the state. Their investments allow us to continue the fight to prevent homelessness, prepare children to enter kindergarten ready to learn and graduate high school on time and provide affordable eye and dental care to those without resources.”

Kim Wellman, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina’s Vice President, Communications Strategies executed this year’s United Way of the Midlands campaign for the company.

“Our employees understand the importance of United Way’s impact in our community, and many have been directly helped from United Way’s services in the Midlands,” said Wellman. “In addition to the personal contributions our employees made, this year we had a record auction that raised over $140,000 and more than 150 smaller fundraisers bringing in over $100,000. Our employees should be incredibly proud of this accomplishment.”

To learn more about United Way of the Midlands and our annual workplace campaigns, visit www.uway.org.

About United Way of the Midlands

United Way of the Midlands is the most collaborative, efficient and accountable model for investing in the improvement of the Midlands community. With nearly 70 Community Impact Partners, United Way works to identify and respond to the critical human service needs of Calhoun, Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland counties. Funds are raised through workplace campaigns, grant writing and individual donations and are directed to fight for causes including childhood literacy, economic mobility and dental and eye care for those without resources. For more information, please visit www.uway.org.

About BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

Headquartered in Columbia and operating in South Carolina for more than 70 years, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. The only South Carolina-owned and operated health insurance carrier, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina comprises more than 20 companies involved in health insurance services, U.S. DoD health program and Medicare contracts, other insurance and employee benefits services, and a philanthropic foundation that funds programs to improve health care and access to health care for South Carolinians.

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