Press Releases

Below is a collection of recent Blue Shield of California Foundation press releases. For media inquiries regarding Foundation program areas and grantmaking, please email Rachael Kagan, Director of Communications and Public Affairs.

Peña brings years of experience and leadership in philanthropy and domestic violence prevention, with a focus on serving people of color in communities with low incomes SAN FRANCISCO, CA (March 8,... Read more

Granados to enhance Foundation’s expertise in strengthening Californians’ economic security and mobility in pursuit of health equity SAN FRANCISCO (March 2, 2023) – Luis Granados , who leads the... Read more

New member brings deep experience in domestic violence prevention and creating systems change through partnerships SAN FRANCISCO (Jan. 27, 2023) — Maricela Rios-Faust, chief executive officer of... Read more

SAN FRANCISCO — Sept. 8, 2022 — Carolyn Wang Kong, Blue Shield of California Foundation’s esteemed chief program director, is departing the Foundation at the end of September 2022 to become president... Read more

OAKLAND, Calif. (March 7, 2022) – Blue Shield of California today announced it has made a $37 million contribution to Blue Shield of California Foundation to support its efforts to end domestic... Read more

New trustee brings wealth of financial expertise to aid mission to make California the healthiest state and end domestic violence SAN FRANCISCO (December 15, 2021) – Sandra Clarke, executive vice... Read more

Dr. DuPlessis brings decades of leadership experience and a passion for children’s health to the Foundation’s work toward achieving health equity and ending domestic violence SAN FRANCISCO (October... Read more

With a focus on prevention and co-creation with families with lived experience, partners will create breakthrough, transformative and community-resonant strategies that will help positively shape the... Read more

Consensus grows on need for new responses to domestic violence. SAN FRANCISCO (March 24, 2021) — Californians are unevenly experiencing the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, with people of... Read more