CDPHP Employees Raise $44,000 for Children and Families in Need

ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CDPHP is proud to announce the results of a year-long, employee-driven fundraising campaign to benefit local children and families in need.

The CDPHP Charity of Choice committee recently presented a check to Northern Rivers Family of Services in the amount of $43,789. The funds, which were raised with the help of CDPHP employees, will be used to support programs and services for more than 11,000 children and families grappling with behavioral health issues or recovering from trauma, abuse, or neglect.

"Being the 2015 CDPHP Charity of Choice has been a tremendous honor for us," said John Henley, CEO of Northern Rivers. "The generosity and dedication of CDPHP staff over the past year will truly make an impact on the children, adults, and families we serve. We are proud to work with partners, like CDPHP, who share a goal of making our community healthier, happier and stronger."

In addition to raising funds for Northern Rivers, employees also donated school supplies, held book drives, and volunteered their time at a camp dedicated to reuniting siblings separated through foster care.

"Each year, CDPHP employees open their hearts and their wallets in support of our charity of choice campaign," said CDPHP president and CEO, Dr. John D. Bennett. "This year's campaign was especially meaningful for our staff, which developed a deep appreciation for the incredible work that Northern Rivers does for our community," added Bennett.

Each year, the CDPHP family selects a charity of choice to benefit from a year's worth of grassroots fundraising efforts. Since 2010, the CDPHP Charity of Choice campaign has raised more than $245,000 for local not-for-profits. This year, CDPHP employees have selected the American Heart Association of the Capital Region at the 2016 CDPHP Charity of Choice.

Established in 1984, CDPHP is a physician-founded, member-focused and community-based not-for-profit health plan that offers high-quality affordable health insurance plans to members in 24 counties throughout New York. CDPHP is also on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

About Northern Rivers Family of Services
Northern Rivers Family of Services is the parent organization to Parsons Child & Family Center and Northeast Parent & Child Society. Together, we are a family of human service agencies who work together to provide Life changing care to children, families, and adults. Our quality of care, depth of programs, combined size and passion for the mission give us the strength to make positive change in our communities. Together, our 1,300-strong workforce serves 11,000 children and families throughout 40 counties each year. For more information, call 518.426.2600 or visit

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CONTACT: Ali Skinner Director of Strategic Communications Capital District Physicians' Health Plan, Inc. (CDPHP) 518-605-4497

Source:Capital District Physicians' Health Plan, Inc.