December 8, 2021

3rd Round of Favorite Charity Awards

Independent Health to award 65 charities a total of $42,000 during Medicare Open Enrollment, which runs through Dec. 7

Independent Health announced the third round of $650 recipients of its “Nominate Your Favorite Charity” program. Nearly 6,000 individuals have submitted nominations for the program since it began in early October. All randomly selected recipients operate within the eight-county Western New York region. The third round of awardees included:

Throughout the Medicare annual enrollment season, which concludes Dec. 7, Independent Health continues to invite anyone to nominate their favorite local charity for a chance to receive a donation. Every two weeks, Independent Health will randomly select 13 local non-profit organizations to receive $650 each. This amounts to more than $42,000 for 65 organizations serving Western New York (#650for65charities).

“As the only locally based health care plan in Western New York, Independent Health values the many charitable community organizations our members support,” said Michael W. Cropp, president and CEO of Independent Health. “During this Medicare enrollment season, we wanted to find a special way to recognize those local charities that play such an important role in our community. We have two more rounds of $650 recipients to announce and we encourage everyone to take a moment to nominate their favorite charity.”

Anyone can nominate a charity of their choice. You do not need to be an Independent Health member or Medicare-eligible to submit a nomination, nor is there an obligation to enroll with Independent Health. Entries are limited to one nomination per person and the non-profit organizations must have 501(c)(3) status and operate within the eight counties of Western New York. The selected charities will be individually notified if they’ve received an award. A full list of recipients will be posted on independenthealth.com/charity every two weeks.

Individuals who are interested in nominating a charity may do so by:

Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the nomination period

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