Blue Cross Foundation seeking Louisiana “Angels” for $25,000 Grant Award

Angel Award® program accepting nominations through April 12

(Baton Rouge, LA) – The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2019 Angel Award® through Friday, April 12, 2019. Now in its 25th year, The Angel Award program recognizes Louisianians who perform extraordinary work for children in need. The Foundation will make a $25,000 grant to the Louisiana-based charity represented by each honoree.

According to Foundation President Michael Tipton, the Angel Award has recognized all kinds of people making a difference for children in our state. “Past Angel Award honorees represent all vocations and include retirees, students and everything in between,” he said.

Tipton added that the Angels chosen over the last 25 years have at least one thing in common — a hands-on approach to problem-solving: “The Angels we’re looking for are everyday people doing extraordinary good through direct involvement. They’re not just figureheads. Rather, they make the courageous choice to be directly involved in making Louisiana a better place for its kids. They’re leaders who inspire others through action.”

If you know an Angel, you can find more information — including rules and guidelines — and a nomination form online at www.bcbslafoundation.org/nominate
Nominators are encouraged to upload supplemental information in support of the nomination, including testimonial letters, brochures, news articles, photos and videos.

About the Blue Cross Foundation

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation works each day to improve the health and lives of Louisianians by empowering everyday people to do extraordinary good. By building and funding coalitions of friends, families and neighbors, the Foundation hopes to build a healthier Louisiana, particularly for its children. The foundation is funded solely by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, but is a separate 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity. Together Blue Cross and the Blue Cross Foundation invest $3 million each year into Louisiana’s communities and nonprofits.