BLOOMFIELD, Conn., March 3, 2020 -- The Cigna Foundation today announced that it will commit up to $300,000 to support the needs of patients and health care providers directly impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Cigna Foundation has made a $250,000 USD donation to philanthropic partner, Give2Asia, for its work with local nonprofits that support comprehensive relief efforts, ranging from distributing much-needed medical supplies to providing longer-term mental health support for front-line health care workers.
"We are deeply concerned for those impacted by the coronavirus. We hope this donation to Give2Asia can provide some relief to both the health care providers tending to patients and those inflicted as they recover," said Susan Stith, executive director of the Cigna Foundation.
To empower employees looking to contribute, the Cigna Foundation has established a matching fund, dollar for dollar, up to $50,000 USD, with all donations by Cigna employees going to support Give2Asia.
About the Cigna Foundation
The Cigna Foundation, established in 1962, is a private foundation funded by contributions from Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) and its subsidiaries. The Cigna Foundation supports organizations sharing its commitment to enhancing the health of individuals and families, and the well-being of their communities, with a special focus on those communities where Cigna employees live and work.
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