Lillian Agbeyegbe

Last month, I found Blue Shield of California Foundation's Domestic Violence Awareness Month campaign iwillendthesilence.com that allows interested persons to put their name and picture on an...

Brenda Solórzano

In philanthropy, we are driven by the causes that matter to us and bolstered by the opportunity to generate meaningful change. But how do we actually achieve that change? For years, when I was out in...

Marissa Tirona

In her brilliant 2009 TED Talk, The Danger of a Single Story, novelist Chimanda Ngozi Adichie cautions against relying on just one story to inform your understanding of another person or country. She...

Peter Long, Ph.D.

"...to end domestic violence." I read these words often in our mission statement, and frequently share them with policymakers, journalists, grantees, and others. Yet, in my day-to-day work, amidst...

Joycelyn Macbeth

"I began to think bigger, approach things differently, and commit to purposeful exploration beyond my doorstep. I had found my “new normal.” My partner and I were planning our first trip abroad when...

Peter Long, Ph.D.

This summer marks five years since I first stepped into my role as president and CEO of Blue Shield of California Foundation. At the time, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was just being signed into law...

Marissa Tirona

Before joining the Foundation in January, I spent the last five years co-leading the team that designed the Strong Field Project Leadership Development Program (LDP). As part of that work, we...

Nikki Uyên Đinh

Today, April 30, marks the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, also called “Black April.” The day marks the retreat of American troops and the surrender of South Vietnam to North Vietnam. (Phnom...

Peter Long, Ph.D.

Periodically, it is important to review the fundamentals of our work to ensure that we remain true to our mission. This includes answering the “what,” “how,” and “why” of our ongoing efforts to...

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