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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 Andrew Kolbenschlag, Senior Public Affairs Associate.

Blue Shield of California Foundation Names Debbie I. Chang as President and CEO

February 11, 2020

Chang brings dynamic leadership experience in federal, state, and community health SAN FRANCISCO (February 12, 2020) – Blue Shield of California Foundation announced today the appointment of Debbie I...

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Blue Shield of California Foundation Announces New Director of Finance, Operations, and Grants

October 22, 2019

San Francisco, CA (October 22, 2019) – Blue Shield of California Foundation announced today the appointment of Annie Z. Wong, CPA, as the organization’s new director of finance, operations, and...

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Nation’s first Gender Justice Fund launches $10 million collaborative to change culture and advance gender justice

July 16, 2019

The Culture Change Fund, including the Women’s Foundation of California, Blue Shield of California Foundation, Ford Foundation, The California Endowment, Compton Foundation and additional...

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June 2019 Grant Announcement: Everyone Counts

June 27, 2019

We are proud to announce that on June 19, 2019, Blue Shield of California Foundation’s Board of Trustees approved a set of breakthrough grants that will improve Californians’ health through...

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Blue Shield of California Foundation Names New Chief Program Director

March 19, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (March 20, 2019) – Blue Shield of California Foundation announced today that Carolyn Wang Kong has been promoted to the position of chief program director to oversee the overall...

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Blue Shield of California Foundation Gives $11.2 Million in Funding to Improve Health & Safety for Vulnerable Californians

September 19, 2017

Second quarter grants include additional investment in care integration SAN FRANCISCO, CA (June 21, 2017) – Blue Shield of California Foundation announced today $11.2 million in grants to improve the...

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Blue Shield of California Foundation Gives $6 Million to Address Domestic Violence and Improve Healthcare for Low-Income Californians

September 19, 2017

Third-quarter grants include funds for culturally-focused prevention efforts and community engagement SAN FRANCISCO, CA (September 19, 2017) – Blue Shield of California Foundation announced today $6...

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Blue Shield of California Foundation Announces New Chief Program Director

September 19, 2017

Theresa Fay-Bustillos brings expertise & experience to the Foundation to help advance its mission SAN FRANCISCO, CA (August 17, 2017) – Blue Shield of California Foundation announced today the...

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Foundation Announces 2017 Graduates of The Clinic Leadership Institute

July 5, 2017

San Francisco, CA (July 6, 2017) – Today Blue Shield of California Foundation announced the 2017 graduating class of the Clinic Leadership Institute’s (CLI) Emerging Leaders program. The announcement...

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