San Juan, Puerto Rico – (Nov. 27, 2017) – The MCS Foundation, a non-profit entity created by Medical Card System, Inc. (MCS) has announced that YMCA of the USA has raised $200,000 to be matched dollar for dollar by MCS to support disaster relief efforts to help individuals, families and the communities served through the YMCAs in Puerto Rico.
“We are so grateful to YMCA of the USA for their leadership in our ‘Green for Puerto Rico’ campaign,” says Liana Marante O’Drobinak, MCS Foundation Executive Director. “The generosity of donors to their campaign resulted in $200,000 being raised, which will then be matched by MCS.”
Due in great measure to the YMCA partnership, the MCS Foundation has already exceeded its goal of $500,000, matched by MCS, to complete their initial goal of $1 million. As a result, MCS has extended its match by up to $250,000, increasing the total goal for the “Green for Puerto Rico” campaign to $1.5 million. Donor contributions will continue to go toward hurricane related initiatives, while the incremental MCS match will be focused on broader initiatives in areas such as health, education, fitness and culture. MCS has committed that 100 percent of all donations and match will go to support charitable efforts.
“We are so gratified by the response to our requests for donations to support Puerto Rico’s YMCAs after damages and losses caused by the hurricanes,” says Rebecca Bowen, YMCA of the USA’s Executive Vice President of Financial Development and Chief Development Officer. “On behalf of the children and families who benefit from our services, we are eager to be able to put these funds to work to restore and improve YMCA programs and services in Puerto Rico and are pleased to have partnered with the MCS Foundation.”
About YMCA of the USA
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 22 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. www.ymca.net
About MCS Foundation
MCS Foundation is a non-profit organization created by Medical Card System, Inc. (MCS) to promote positive and lasting changes in society. Through collaborative efforts with various non-profit entities, MCS Foundation seeks to help improve the quality of life for thousands of individuals, while supporting collective development through initiatives that encourage education, health, culture and fitness. Over the last seven years, MCS has donated more than $4 million to worthwhile charitable causes across Puerto Rico. In addition to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico, previous recipients of MCS grants have included Caras Las Américas, Instituto Psicopedagógico de Puerto Rico, Instituto Nueva Escuela and Jóvenes de Puerto Rico en Riesgo, among others.www.mcsfoundationpr.org
For 35 years, Medical Card System, Inc. (MCS) has been one of Puerto Rico’s leading healthcare companies. Since its founding, MCS has established a solid reputation in the market for providing excellent quality services and competitive products. MCS Advantage, Inc., through its MCS Classicare products, offers an extensive variety of Medicare Advantage coverage aimed at promoting quality of life and wellness to Puerto Rico’s Medicare population. MCS Life Insurance Co. offers a wide array of commercial health plans for groups and individuals, as well as group life insurance, and MCS General Insurance Agency, Inc. (GIA) offers alternatives in individual cancer insurance, life, final expenses and individual health policies, among other ancillary coverages. www.mcs.com.pr/en/