About

+ Vision

To achieve a healthier Arkansas population, where our citizens have timely access to useful information and needed healthcare services that enable them to lead healthier lives.

+ Mission

The Blue & You Foundation acts as a recognized leader in improving the health of all Arkansans, through philanthropic giving and collaborative partnerships.

The Blue & You Foundation is part of Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s heritage of caring and commitment to the better health of Arkansans. Established in 2001 and wholly funded by Arkansas Blue Cross, the Foundation is evidence of the company’s intention to provide caring solutions to the healthcare needs of Arkansans, and advances the company’s commitment to corporate citizenship and the public good.

To achieve the goal of better health for all Arkansans, the Blue & You Foundation seeks to harness the power of partnership. By strategically focusing its grant funding on community-based solutions, the Foundation hopes to nurture community health leadership, foster collaboration and innovation, and leverage financial, human and community resources to produce a measurable, positive impact. Simply put, the mission of the Blue & You Foundation is to work together with others to create a state of better health for all Arkansans.

Operating Principles

The guiding principles of the Blue & You Foundation are philanthropy, integrity and accountability.

Philanthropy

We believe in giving back to the community, in helping the underserved and the less fortunate, in exercising corporate social responsibility and encouraging it in others, and in the power of caring and collaboration to improve the quality of life for all Arkansans.

Integrity

We believe in carrying out our mission with the highest degree of integrity, honesty, fairness, trustworthiness and respect for the value of all Arkansans, and we expect the same in our funded partners.

Accountability

We acknowledge our accountability to the “public trust” and believe in accepting responsibility for the prudent management and good stewardship of the financial resources and corporate reputation entrusted to us. We recognize the tremendous human value and benefit that can result from well-managed collaborations (or that can be wasted through poorly-managed efforts), and we expect similar accountability from our funded partners.

Board of Directors

A board of directors governs the Foundation and makes the final selection of grant awards. We request that board members not be contacted concerning the Foundation or its grants. Inquiries should be directed to Patrick O'Sullivan, Executive Director (Contact).

  • Susan Brittain, Malvern
  • Robert V. Brothers, Lowell
  • Robert D. Cabe, Little Rock
  • Mark Greenway, Lowell
  • James V. Kelley, Little Rock
  • Carla Martin, Pine Bluff
  • Dan Nabholz, Conway

Officers

Chairman Robert D. Cabe

Executive Director Patrick O'Sullivan

Treasurer Scott Winter, Lead Executive, Enterprise Financial Reporting, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Secretary Lee Douglass, Senior Vice President, Law and Government Relations and Chief Legal Officer, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Mailing Address

Blue & You Foundation
Patrick O'Sullivan, Executive Director
USAble Corporate Center
320 W. Capitol, Suite 200
Little Rock, AR 72201

Directions to Office

Phone: 501-378-3300
Fax: 501-378-2051
Website: www.BlueAndYouFoundationArkansas.org

Staff

Patrick O'Sullivan, Executive Director
Suzanne Baldwin, Administrative Assistant
General Inquiry by Email

News Media Inquiry

Contact: Patrick O'Sullivan