Who We Are
Listener. Partner. Connector. Investor. As a foundation, we are fortunate in that we have a number of roles. We value each of them.
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation is a private, charitable foundation established as an independent entity by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina in 2000. Over the past two decades we have been honored to work with – and support – organizations, government entities, and community partnerships across the state, investing $200 million in North Carolina through more than 1,300 grants, collaborations, and special initiatives.
While our mission has remained largely unchanged, our strategies and priorities have shifted over time, reflecting what we have learned about both our organization and what is happening around us. At our core, we are focused on investing in systemic changes that address the key drivers of health. We also maintain a commitment to give voice to people at a local level and meet communities where they are.
As a private foundation, we file a Form 990-PF each year with the Internal Revenue Service, outlining detailed financial data and a complete list of grants approved. Our most recent return is available to download.
Our Board of Directors
- Tunde Sotunde, MD (Chair)
President and CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
- Anita Brown-Graham
Professor of Law and Government, UNC School of Government
- Santiago Estrada
Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
- Fran Gary
Senior Vice President, Government Markets, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
- Jack Kenley
Retired, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
- John D. Kimberly
President, Carolina Alliance Bank
- Harold L. Martin, Sr. Ph.D.
Chancellor, North Carolina A&T State University
- Mitch Perry
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina