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The Horizon Foundation For New Jersey Honored With The Newark Museum Medal For Meritorious Service

May 23, 2013

NEWARK – The Newark Museum has awarded its highest honor – the Medal for Meritorious Service – to The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey. The award, in recognition of The Foundation’s support and commitment to the local and state arts communities, was presented earlier this month at the museum’s annual gala to Robert A. Marino, Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey and Chairman and CEO of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.

"The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey is honored to be recognized with The Newark Museum’s Medal for Meritorious Service,” noted Marino. “The Newark Museum is one of the city’s great cultural treasures, and Horizon proudly supports its mission and programs.”

The Medal for Meritorious Service is given to individuals and entities who have demonstrated unparalleled dedication and commitment to The Newark Museum’s mission as a foremost institution dedicated to art, science and education and those so dedicated to the betterment of the community.

In October 2012, the Museum and the Foundation collaborated to create Horizon Plaza, an 11,000 square foot plaza welcoming visitors to The Newark Museum.  With $1 million in lead funding from The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, the plaza became the first new downtown Newark green space in decades. Horizon Plaza is located adjacent to the Museum on the southeast corner of Central Avenue and Washington Street in Newark.

About The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey
The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey promotes health, well-being, and quality of life across our state by supporting charitable organizations.  For more information about the Foundation, visit www.horizonblue.com/foundation.

About Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, New Jersey’s oldest and largest health insurer, is a not-for-profit health services corporation. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey serves approximately 3.6 million members and is headquartered in Newark with offices in Wall, Mt. Laurel and West Trenton. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey provides a wide variety of health and dental insurance products and services, including Medicare and Medicaid products, for businesses and individuals. Learn more at www.HorizonBlue.com.

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