Each year, Highmark Health and its affiliates contribute millions of dollars to support hundreds of organizations and programs that improve health, well-being, and quality of life in our communities. That support ranges from small, local groups up to our enterprise-wide United Way campaign, which raised $3.5 million in 2016.
Highmark Health and its affiliates also run community programs as part of giving back to, reinvesting in, and strengthening our communities. Some provide free services to those in need, like United Concordia's dental clinics. Others are educational, including the Allegheny Health Network in the Schools programs.
One of our best-known community programs is the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community. Founded in 2003, this annual fundraising walk now occurs in six locations. Highmark, Inc. coordinates and underwrites event costs, so all the money raised by walkers goes to the participating nonprofits. Through 2017, more than $12.1 million has been raised to help more than 400 nonprofits!