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Lucy Darragh

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Director of Corporate Citizenship
Lucy Darragh is Director of Corporate Citizenship at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts where she has spent the past eight years launching purpose-driven programming that connects business and community.  Lucy and her team are committed to addressing critical social issues in partnership with nonprofits while leveraging the time and talent of the company’s 3,700 employees.  Throughout her tenure at Blue Cross, Lucy has introduced a number of the company’s best-in-class civic engagement initiatives including an annual enterprise-wide Service Day, skills-based volunteer program, and community service sabbatical. Last year, Lucy led the development of “Dot Rx,” the company’s newest social impact program designed to accelerate innovations in healthy living. Created in collaboration with a community health center and five area nonprofits, Dot Rx is a prescription program that leverages the resources and expertise of each participating organization to improve patient health.

This hands-on approach to corporate-community partnership comes naturally to Lucy based on her extensive experience in nonprofit leadership and program development.  Prior to joining Blue Cross, Lucy worked for more than a decade in the nonprofit sector. Her career began in fundraising at the Children’s Museum of Richmond where she helped convene community, business, and government leaders to open a new museum four times its original size. After moving to Boston, she worked at a variety of nonprofits wearing every imaginable hat – she directed volunteers, developed and delivered programs, researched policy, administered grants, managed events, wrote communications, and even designed exhibits. She’s held leadership positions at the Museum of Science (Boston), Playworks New England, and Cradles to Crayons; she conducted community needs assessments and created outcome-based evaluation strategies for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center and the Children’s Trust Fund. Her additional contributions to the greater Boston community include volunteering with Horizons for Homeless Children, the Home for Little Wanderers, and the Computer Clubhouse network, mentoring middle and high school youth for eight years, and tutoring ESOL students attending Bunker Hill Community College.
 
Lucy graduated from Brown University with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and earned her master’s in macro practice social work from Boston University. She lives in Milton, Massachusetts with her husband, two beautiful boys, and beloved Portuguese Water Dog.