BUILDING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES

We don’t just talk about promoting health. We live it.

We're already making an impact in the community. Take a look at what we did in 2016.

2016 Community Impact Report

Download or print the 2016 Community Report (PDF).

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) is committed to the health of our neighbors across this great state. We volunteer thousands of hours each year in support of a wide range of issues, partner with community leaders, participate on the boards of a number of organizations, and connect with our communities in other meaningful ways.

We’re a North Carolina company with deep roots in every region of the state and a community partner dedicated to making life better for all who live here.

Turning Caring Into Action

At Blue Cross NC, we're proud of our long-standing tradition of corporate citizenship, and our commitment to improving the health and well-being of all North Carolinians through our employee volunteer programs, financial support and involvement with local nonprofit organizations. Let us show you how we're making an impact.


"Our mission – to improve the health and well-being of our customers and communities – guides not only what we do, but also how we do it.”

– Kathy M. Higgins, Vice President, Corporate Affairs

Look at all the ways Blue Cross NC is supporting your community.


We care deeply about creating healthier communities, so we're working hard to fight hunger across the state.

Our community partnerships let us lead the effort to improve the health and well-being of North Carolina.

We want to foster the vitality of the communities we serve, supporting chambers of commerce, festivals, museums, theater, culture and the arts in North Carolina.

Community Support and Advocacy means we stand up for causes we believe in, especially when it comes to health.

Community Works

Raising funds and making donations are important, but few things demonstrate "commitment" like getting up early on a Saturday to build a house for a stranger, help plant a garden or walk in support of a worthy cause. To that end, since 1997 Blue Cross NC employees have volunteered more than 399,178 hours – time valued at more than $7.1 million.1

Our Partnerships

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Community News

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4 ways to be of service in honor of Dr. King's legacy

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?”  ~Martin Luther King Jr. During the holiday season, many organizations receive an overflow of donations.  As we move into the new year, it's easy to forget that there are many of...

Cheryl Parquet | Jan 12, 2018 | In Our Communities

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Music for health, well-being, and success: start young!

Last summer I had one of the best weeks of my adult life. I went on an awesome adventure, but it didn’t involve travel to an exotic locale. I was just a couple of miles from my house, at the music department of UNC-Chapel Hill. I participated as a student in the UNC...

Michael Berliner | Jan 8, 2018 | In Our Communities

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How to get moving with the family this holiday

“You have a house full of holiday visitors and just one question: What do I do with them? Easy. Take ‘em on a hike! A hike will do all of you good: it’ll keep everyone busy and occupied, it gets everyone out of the house, it makes everyone less cranky, and you can get...

Joe Miller | Dec 25, 2017 | In Our Communities

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Do you have the courage to share your holiday?

“The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina annual holiday initiative know as Share your Holiday, is a program that allows employees to sponsor community members around the state. It is a wonderful way to engage many employees, various community partners,...

Nicole Rogers | Dec 20, 2017 | In Our Communities

Blue Cross NC Employee Spotlight

Robert Gofourth

Robert Gofourth is into metrics. As Vice President of Operational Strategy and Performance here at Blue Cross NC, he has a passion for data and what it means for the people it touches. And that’s how he found Kidznotes.

Kidznotes is a nonprofit dedicated to changing the lives of students in need by helping them learn to play musical instruments like the violin or guitar – kids who might not otherwise have the opportunity. And it’s been proven to help academically as well. Read More

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Get to Know the Blue Cross NC Foundation

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Our partner in transforming communities and improving health

The Blue Cross NC Foundation is an independent philanthropic affiliate of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all North Carolinians.

Since its founding in 2000, it has invested over $107 million in North Carolina communities through more than 850 grants. Committed to relationships, invested in new ideas, focused on local impact. That's the Blue Cross NC Foundation.

Visit bcbsncfoundation.org