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Meet the faces behind BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and read stories from employee involvement in the South Carolina community.


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Preserving History, Building a Better Future

Feb. 24, 2022: Allen University's Waverly Project will give the historic Good Samaritan-Waverly Hospital in downtown Columbia a new place in our modern community. The building was home to the city's only medical care for Black South Carolinians during the Jim Crow era. University President Dr. Ernest McNealey talks to us about the project.

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BlueCross Employees To Give Back on Day of Service

April 19, 2022: In 2019, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina hosted its first Day of Service for employees. BlueCross suspended the program the next two years due to COVID-19, but this year, the company is excited to bring the program back. BlueCross' community relations director discusses the program. 

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20 Ways BlueCross Gave Back in 2020 

Jan. 14, 2021: This year has been full of “unprecedented times” and an “abundance of caution.” While most aspects of our daily lives changed when the pandemic began, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina has continued to support the communities it serves. Here’s how BlueCross and its employees invested in South Carolina in 2020. 

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Sharing Untold Stories

March 25, 2021: Gadsden’s Wharf in Charleston Harbor has many stories to tell. Once a major port for ships transporting slaves from Africa, the site played a key role in one of the most shameful chapters in American history. It will soon be home to a museum that will celebrate African American history, culture and global impact. 

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Funding Helps Student Stay On Track

April 8, 2021: The last year has been difficult for a lot of South Carolinians. It is particularly true for one nontraditional Morris College student who found a little help thanks to BlueCross. As an older, nontraditional student she was working, attending classes and taking care of her family. With just a few months left before she finishes her degree program, she was struggling to make ends meet and pay her mortgage. 

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Promoting Philanthropy in the Midlands 

June 17, 2021: Each year, BlueCross encourages employees to participate in Midlands Gives. The goal of the event is to raise awareness for nonprofits across the 11 Midlands counties. Midlands Gives enables everyone in the community to take on the role of a philanthropist. Congratulations to this year’s winners of the Board Leadership Prize. 

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5 Questions With Charleston Parks Conservancy  

July 15, 2021: Charleston is one of South Carolina’s most recognizable cities and a top tourist destination in the Southeast. The Charleston Parks Conservancy, a private nonprofit that helps maintain the city’s parks, creates community programming to get people outside and into the parks. Samantha Scott, corporate relations manager, discusses the organization's work in the community. 

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Preparing Students for Successful College Experiences 

Aug. 5, 2021: Funding from BlueCross to support the state's private, four-year historically black colleges and universities is helping Clinton College prepare first-year students for college. 

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5 Questions With Sistercare 

Oct. 13, 2021: The number of people struggling with intimate partner violence in South Carolina is staggering. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Ann Kita, executive director of Sistercare, answers a few questions about the work her organization does in South Carolina. 

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How BlueCross Gave Back in 2021

Dec. 23, 2021: As one of the largest companies in the state, BlueCross has a responsibility to give back to the communities it serves. In 2021, BlueCross and its employees helped South Carolinians from the Upstate to the Lowcountry, from the Pee Dee to the Midlands. 

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