Blue Crew Volunteer Close-Up: Diane Rouse-Marion

By October 19, 2016January 14th, 2021Community Volunteerism
Meet Blue Crew Volunteer Diane Rouse Marion

Blue Crew volunteer Diane is pictured above holding her Outstanding Achievement in Volunteer Service Award.

Meet Blue Crew Volunteer Diane Rouse-Marion

Diane Rouse-Marion, Enrollment specialist
Years at Independence Blue Cross: 20

How did you become a Blue Crew volunteer?

My coworker, Karlene Wint, started me on doing volunteer work with the Blue Crew about 5 years ago.

What organizations and/or service projects do you support with the Blue Crew?

Back on My Feet; Blue Cross Broad Street Run; Alzheimer’s Association; Philadelphia Bar Association; Philadelphia Heart Walk; AIDS Walk Philly; as well as fundraising to combat breast cancer.

How do you think the Blue Crew impacts the corporate culture at Independence?

The Blue Crew means a lot to people in our community.

What motivates you to donate so many volunteer hours?

Giving back to the community has been an integral part of my family. No matter what my situation is, someone out there is going through something worse. It is a privilege and duty to give back.

Is there a particular volunteer project or achievement you are most proud of?

  • Lupus fundraising — knowing that I can help to make someone’s daily existence a little more comfortable.
  • The Gary Papa Run — I am motivated by the efforts to get more men educated about and tested for prostate cancer. Back On My Feet — most of us are one disaster or one medical crisis away from being homeless.

When you aren’t at work or volunteering, how do you like to spend your free time?

Shopping, movies, going out to dinner with my husband. I enjoy reading and taking care of my grandchildren.

Our Independence Blue Cross (Independence) Corporate Volunteer Program — the Blue Crew — celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2016. Collectively, our Blue Crew volunteers donated more than 7,900 community service hours in 2015. In this series, we’re profiling our Blue Crew volunteers with the most individual service hours. Know an organization or a local event that could use some enthusiastic volunteers? Contact the Blue Crew.

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