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Highmark Inc. Supports Employee Volunteerism Efforts with $5,500 in Community Grants
Date:2/28/2008

Employee Volunteer Grant Program funds community programs and activities

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Highmark Inc. recently awarded $5,500 in grants to nonprofit organizations through its Employee Volunteer Grant Program, an initiative designed to provide funds to community-based organizations through employee volunteers who know first-hand the most pressing needs of the agencies.

Four times a year, $500 grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations with which Highmark employees volunteer. These grants are generally awarded to organizations that do not already receive significant contributions through Highmark's corporate giving. The following 11 nonprofit organizations received grants through the Employee Volunteer Grant Program in the fourth quarter of 2007.

Boy Scouts of America, Cub Scout Pack 115 (Allegheny County) - Cub Scout Pack 115 teaches values, commitment and consideration of others before oneself. David Flory, Corporate Learning Specialist, became a volunteer for the organization to support his three sons and is currently the Cub Master to the 40 active Cub Scouts in the pack. In his role as Cub Master, David coordinates meetings, camping trips and other learning experiences for the young Scouts. David says that his most memorable experience was being able to help a shy Scout overcome his nervousness of camping and seeing his excitement about the next trip.

Boy Scouts of America, Cub Scout Pack 29 (Cumberland County) - Cub Scout Pack 29 assists in teaching values and developing character in boys ages 7-11. Elizabeth Dundorf, Technical Business Analyst III, is the committee chair for the pack. Elizabeth helps to coordinate pack meetings and helps each boy obtain his advancements. Last year, Elizabeth's Cub Scouts advanced to the Boy Scout level and are all working toward becoming Eagle Scouts.

Bridge of Hope Harrisburg Area (Dauphin County) - Bridge of Hope works to prevent homelessness in the community by
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