BLUE KC ANNOUNCES 2022 VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City Skip to main content

For Immediate Release: May 18, 2022

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Kelly Cannon
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KANSAS CITY, MO. (May 18, 2022)—Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) is proud to announce Monica Green, Quality Interventions Specialist, Senior, has been selected as Blue KC’s 2022 Volunteer of the Year. The annual recognition honors an exceptional Blue KC employee who goes above and beyond in philanthropic service. In addition to being named “Volunteer of the Year,” Monica received $1,000 to donate to the charity of her choice – March of Dimes.

Each year, as part of “Wreaths Across America,” Monica honors those who have served our country by laying holiday wreaths at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery. She also assisted at several Easter egg hunts throughout the community, helped clean and clear along our highways, gardened with community partners, raised money for March of Dimes, and volunteered her time at Harvesters and other area food pantries.

“We are delighted that Monica has been recognized for her tremendous dedication to volunteering in our community,” said Macaela Stephenson, Director of Community Relations and Investment. “Supporting local organizations and individuals that do such important work is a priority for Blue KC. And Monica is a prime example of the Blue KC spirit of giving back. It’s so gratifying to see her receive this honor.”

The announcement of the inaugural “Volunteer of the Year” award comes on the heels of National Volunteer Week. From April 17 through April 23, Blue KC employees donated over 172 hours (the equivalent of $5,151,40) to organizations in the greater Kansas City community, including Harvesters, Giving the Basics and Cultivate Kansas City.

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, the largest not-for-profit health insurer in Missouri and the only not-for-profit commercial health insurer in Kansas City, has been part of the Kansas City community since 1938. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City provides health coverage services to more than one million residents in the greater Kansas City area, including Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas and 30 counties in Northwest Missouri. Our mission: to provide affordable access to healthcare and to improve the health of our members. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. For more information on the company, visit its website at