At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM), employees are committed to volunteering and giving back to the community. BCBSNM has a unique Matching Dollars program, providing $20 for every hour a BCBSNM employee volunteers at an approved community organization. Each organization can receive up to $2,000 a year through the program.
BCBSNM recently donated more than $40,000 in matching dollars to 31 community partners throughout the state for the hours volunteered by employees in 2018. Last year, nearly 400 BCBSNM employees logged 10,311 volunteer hours.
“BCBSNM is proud of our employees who volunteer and give back to the community,” said Janice Torrez, associate vice president of external affairs and chief of staff, BCBSNM. “BCBSNM employees enthusiastically give their time to organizations that they feel passionate about. Through the Matching Dollars program, our employees are able to double their impact to these organizations.”
BCBSNM supported many great organizations doing valuable work for New Mexicans. Eleven organizations received the maximum matching dollar amount of $2,000. Some of those organizations included the American Cancer Society, Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails, Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico, New Mexico Gay Men’s Choir, the Alzheimer’s Association of New Mexico, and Ronald McDonald House Charities of New Mexico.
To learn more about the Matching Dollars program and how BCBSNM is helping New Mexico, read our Making an Impact report.