Kaiser Permanente recognized by national organization for its commitment to art

DENVER — Kaiser Permanente was one of 10 organizations to be recognized by Americans for the Arts for its commitment to artwork.

The Denver-based nonprofit, which is the state’s largest not-for-profit health plan, was named one of the BCA 10, the “best businesses partnering with the arts in America,” by the Americans for Arts’ Business Committee for the Arts, or BCA.

Kaiser Permanente will be recognized in New York’s Central Park on Oct. 11.

“We’re honored to have been nominated by the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts to receive this national recognition from Americans for the Arts,” said Jandel Allen-Davis, vice president of government, external relations and research for Kaiser Permanente Colorado, in a prepared statement. “We’re proud to support the creative and cultural arts communities in this state, which are pivotal to health and healing.”

Kaiser was recognized for several initiatives, included a 2015 $150,000 grant to the Denver Art Museum to provide free admission to youth under the age of 18 for a year and for being a founding funder of the Denver Botanic Garden’s community supported agriculture, among others.