Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC supports Legal Aid of NC with
lead corporate gift
August 18, 2008 MEDIA RELEASE
Legal Aid of
announced today that it has received a pledge of $30,000 from
Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC).
The BCBSNC gift is one of the largest, single-year gifts that Legal
Aid of NC has received in its
Access to Justice Campaign, which is starting its second
year this month. The fundraising campaign secured
more than $500,000 in pledges and donations from lawyers in the
Triangle Area in the first year of the campaign.
The gift from BCBSNC is the first major corporate gift to the
campaign. Pursuing corporate support represents
an important new element in Legal Aid of NC’s overall approach to
A.P. Carlton, Jr., who is with the
Allen and Pinnix law firm in Raleigh and is a Past President of
the American Bar Association, is the chairperson of the Legal Aid of
NC campaign. He noted that although Legal Aid of
NC serves the economically most vulnerable households, it defies the
stereotypical welfare program.
“The vast majority—comprising 35% of the state’s
population—of Legal Aid’s clients,” Carlton emphasized, “are
employed and hardworking, corporate customers as well as corporate
explained that after BCBSNC had all the facts, they quickly
understood the importance of Legal Aid of NC’s work and viewed their
gift as part of their corporate responsibility to the community as
well as a good investment.
“We’re extremely pleased,” Carlton
added, “that a company of the stature of Blue Cross Blue Shield has
taken a leadership role in support of this important campaign.”
Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) is a recognized
leader in delivering innovative health care products, services, and
information. It has more than 3.7 million members,
including over 900,000 served by other Blue Plans.
For 75 years, the company has offered health insurance at a
competitive price and has served the people of
North Carolina through support of community
organizations, programs, and events that promote good health.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is an
independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
Aid of North Carolina (LANC)
is a statewide, nonprofit law firm that provides free legal
services in civil matters to eligible households in all 100 counties
in North Carolina
through its 24 offices and its special projects.
LANC annually serves about 25,000 clients.
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Alfred P. Carlton, Jr. (Attorney and Partner, Allen and
Pinnix, P.A.), Raleigh,
George R. Hausen, Jr. (Executive Director, Legal Aid of NC),
Dock Kornegay (Director, Public Relations & Development, Legal Aid
of NC), Raleigh,
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