Blue Crew volunteer Cynthia is pictured above holding her Outstanding Achievement in Volunteer Service Award.
Meet Blue Crew Volunteer Cynthia Hayward
Cynthia Hayward, Delegation oversight specialist
Years at Independence Blue Cross: 20
How did you become a Blue Crew volunteer?
I became a Blue Crew volunteer in 2010 for the Blue Cross Broad Street Run.
What organizations and/or volunteer service projects do you support?
Organizations and service projects I support include:
- Christian Stronghold Church (my church)
- Martin L. King High School (my alma mater)
- American Heart Association
- Ronald McDonald House
- American Red Cross
- Livengrin Foundation
- Variety, the Children’s Charity
- Fred’s Footsteps
- Back on My Feet
- Strides for Stroke
- Philadelphia Bar Association
- Police Athletic League
- Alex’s Lemonade Stand
What motivates you to donate so many volunteer hours?
It’s a simple answer: I love what I do. It feels good to give my time and even my expertise to charities that are doing something good for our community.
Is there a particular volunteer project or achievement you are most proud of?
I am proud of all the projects that I do, because I made a difference by being there and serving.
How do you think the Blue Crew impacts the corporate culture at Independence?
The first blessing is that I met other associates from Independence and established great relationships with them. Independence strives to help the community, and the Blue Crew is that piece that helps our community strive to be better.
When you aren’t at work or volunteering, how do you like to spend your free time?
I like to spend time hanging out with my family and friends.
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.