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Health Partners Foundation Helps Drive Conversation on African-American Women in Philanthropy

Upcoming Panel to Explore Engagement and Inspiration for Impactful Change

Philadelphia, PA — The Health Partners Foundation (HPF) continues its central role in conversations about driving positive change in local communities. HPF President Staci Scott has been invited to serve as a panelist at the Black Women Give Foundation’s upcoming Women's History Month panel and roundtable discussion.  The panel and roundtable discussion will be held Monday, April 8, 2019, at the Pyramid Club in Center City Philadelphia from 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. The event’s theme is “African-American Women in Philanthropy: Stepping Out of the Shadows.” The breakfast event is organized for women of color who are emerging philanthropists. The resulting conversation will be action-focused and motivational.

As an avid community contributor and authority on philanthropic strategy, Ms. Scott will offer a vital voice in the conversation. As HPF president, Ms. Scott ensures the organization’s giving policies address key social determinants of health, which help to influence healthy behaviors and ultimately enhance the quality of life for vulnerable community members living in the areas served by Health Partners Plans.

“I truly believe that each of us has a duty to give something back to society; many times I’ve been the recipient of kindness and goodwill and I’m so grateful for the opportunity to pay it forward in a way that has a lasting and meaningful impact in the lives of others,” said Ms. Scott. “The Black Women Give Foundation is an awesome organization and I’m looking forward to serving on the panel. I love the idea of collective giving, and I’m excited to offer my perspective to help ensure women of color have the necessary tools to help lift up our communities.”

The Black Women Give Foundation’s mission is to engage and inspire African-American women and girls in philanthropy by collectively funding impactful grants for organizations working to foster positive and sustainable change within underrepresented communities of color. The Black Women Give Foundation envisions networks of engaged individuals working collectively to drive a new era of philanthropy within communities of color.


Health Partners Plans is a not-for-profit managed care organization, renowned for addressing food insecurity through its groundbreaking medically tailored meals program. It is the only Medicaid plan in Pennsylvania and is among just 8 Medicaid plans nationwide with an accreditation status of Excellent as of September 12, 2018. This is the highest status bestowed by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA.) Health Partners Plans serves more than 262,000 members in Southeastern Pennsylvania. It provides a broad range of health coverage options through its Health Partners Medicare, Health Partners (Medicaid) and KidzPartners (Children’s Health Insurance Program) plans. Founded more than 30 years ago, Health Partners Plans is one of the few hospital-owned health plans in the country. Learn more about how Health Partners Plans is doing it right at, and


Monet T. Irving 

Director, Corporate Communications