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Health Partners Foundation

Making A Difference Awards

Each year, the Health Partners Foundation invites Health Partners Plans employees to nominate under-recognized individuals and organizations who exemplify the Foundation’s mission to transform communities.

On Thursday, November 8, 2018, the Foundation presented one individual with the Health Partners Plans Making a Difference Award and two organizations with the Health Partners Foundation Community Transformation Award. 

Here are the 2018 honorees:

Health Partners Plans Making a Difference Award

Mayor Kenney

Sworn in as the 99th Mayor of Philadelphia on January 4, 2016, Mayor James “Jim” Kenney utilized his first budget to work closely with City Council to fund bold anti-poverty initiatives like the expansion of quality pre-K and the creation of community schools. The Mayor’s Office is committed to strengthening every neighborhood by improving educational opportunities and outcomes for all of Philadelphia’s children.

Health Partners Foundation Community Transformation Award

Aniyahs Mission

At age 12, Aniyah Ayres cofounded Aniyah’s Mission, a charitable organization dedicated to empowering and encouraging children and adolescents to be an inspiration to others through service. Aniyah’s mission is to enable young adults to blossom into philanthropic individuals by hosting events that are designed to enhance the lives of others.


One Day At A Time (ODAAT) uses a community-based recovery model and support system that allows people to recover in the same environment in which they became chemically dependent. Recognizing that this population suffers from a variety of mounting problems, ODAAT increased its scope and impact by addressing issues such as HIV/AIDS and housing insecurity. And has continued this mission for over 25 years.

Special Performance by Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts