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Philanthropy Is Our Culture

As a community-based, not-for-profit health plan, CDPHP is committed to making a difference among the people and the communities we serve. Through our robust corporate giving program, we have touched the lives of countless individuals and families and supported a host of worthwhile causes, contributing millions of dollars and thousands of volunteer hours to extend the impact of numerous charities.

foundation logoCDPHP® The Foundation
In 2016, we formally launched CDPHP The Foundation to advance our tradition of community stewardship and complement our well-established sponsorship program. The foundation’s mission is to support and promote health, wellness, education, and cultural vibrancy in our community through philanthropy and service.

This arm of our company’s philanthropic program includes a number of initiatives designed to address the needs of our community.

  • Charity of Choice Campaign. Our annual employee-driven fundraising and volunteer campaign has raised more than $300,000 for charitable organizations over the past six years. In 2016, we supported the Capital Region chapter of the American Heart Association and its mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. treadmill challenge

  • Community Non-Profit Support. In addition to supporting our annual charity of choice, CDPHP employees raise funds and tackle hands-on projects for local charitable organizations, including those dedicated to preventing and treating disease, addressing food insecurity, and assisting those living in poverty or facing health crises.

  • Special Projects and Academic Support. Additionally, our foundation funds academic endeavors and health-related projects aligned with our mission. For instance, we supported students studying at the Albany Medical College through our John H. Carter, MD Scholarship Fund, established in 2000 to help medical students with financial need, and we partnered with the University at Albany School of Public Health to establish the CDPHP Scholars Program to advance the study of health administration, health promotion, and epidemiology.

veggie mobileCDPHP Sponsorship Program
Since our founding in 1984, CDPHP has upheld a tradition of sustained financial sponsorship support designed to promote the health and vibrancy of the communities we serve. In 2016, CDPHP partnered with more than 400 organizations to sponsor programs relating to community health and wellness, disease prevention and treatment, education, cultural arts, and social services.

Workforce Team Challenge Charities
CDPHP For a seventh consecutive year, CDPHP served in 2016 as the title sponsor for the Workforce Team Challenge, a 3.5-mile walk/run that is open to teams of employees from local businesses and organizations. Organized by theworkforce team challenge Hudson-Mohawk Road Runners Club (HMRRC), the event supports many of the club’s activities and offerings, including college scholarships, grants, and the Just Run® Program, which encourages grade school children to run for exercise and fun. Proceeds from the challenge are also earmarked each year for one or more charities of choice. In 2016, the race raised more than $28,500 in support of Girls on the Run Capital Region and Schenectady ARC.