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Highmark Inc. Awards $14,000 to 28 Pennsylvania Nonprofit Organizations
Date:7/24/2009

PITTSBURGH, July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Highmark Inc. recently awarded $14,000 in grants to 28 nonprofit organizations in Pennsylvania to assist programs that are supported by its employee volunteers. Financial contributions came through Highmark's Employee Volunteer Grant Program, which reinforces the company's appreciation for those employees who volunteer for nonprofits in their communities.

Highmark recognizes that its employees know best the most pressing needs of the agencies where they volunteer. Through the Employee Volunteer Grant Program, employees are invited to apply for a $500 grant to support the nonprofit with which they volunteer.

The grants are generally given to organizations that do not already receive significant contributions through Highmark's corporate giving. An agency is eligible to receive one grant each year through the program. The following nonprofits received grants during the first quarter of 2009.

    Nonprofit Organization  Volunteer and Activity                   County
    ----------------------  ----------------------                   ------
    Monroeville Baseball    Sean Cassidy, TCoE tech testing         Allegheny
     Association             analyst, volunteers as a coach to
                             teach young athletes good
                             sportsmanship as well as the
                             fundamental skills needed to be a
                             proactive part of a team.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Steel City Dragon-Boat  Norma Nolte, health equity and quality  Allegheny
     Association, Inc.       consultant, volunteers for Pink Steel,
                             a paddle boat team comprised of breast
                             cancer survivors and supported by the
                             Stee
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