Independence Blue Cross

A Cause that Transcends Religion

“Chronicling the moving and powerful stories of the Holocaust is a moral imperative for all, regardless of religious faith and background”, said Dan Hilferty, president and CEO of Independence Blue Cross (IBC).

Hilferty himself is Catholic and his faith is deeply important to him.

“Two of the many shared values of the Catholic and Jewish traditions are that of the importance of education and service to one’s community,” Hilferty said, explaining why the health insurer based in Philadelphia has been a loyal supporter of USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education.

During the Days of Remembrance commemoration this year, Independence Blue Cross supported Days of Remembrance: PastFORWARD, programming based on the Visual History Archive, brought to viewers by Comcast.

“The USC Shoah Foundation’s goal of educating about the Holocaust serves such an important role in ensuring that our world never sees such horrors again.”

IBC has been part of the community for more than 75 years, he said, adding, “We want our members to know that we’ll be there for them when they need us, sometimes in the most difficult and trying times in their lives.”

Without the work of the Institute, thousands of survivor and witness stories would be lost forever, he said.

“I am so proud of our support of the Institute and to be a part of this incredibly important endeavor.”