Impact: The Insurance Industry's Contribution to Community Development

In this issue of Impact, we are pleased to feature a collection of unique and successful ways our industry is giving back to the communities in which we live and work.

As part of its broader commitment to sustainability and the environment, XL Catlin is a great supporter of ocean science research and has developed an Oceans Education program to boost ocean literacy for children.

To help address financial literacy, COUNTRY Financial partners with the national public awareness campaign, Money Smart Week, to spread the message of financial education. This year, the company sponsored nearly 100 events nationwide.

South Carolina Farm Bureau’s “Farm Bureau Cares” program reinforces the company’s focus on its membership and community. Agents and employees have generously given to the program over the last two years, with the company matching each local donation.

Argo Group’s “Argoneers”, an employee team that encourages active social engagement and community support, has been serving communities for seven decades.

When the southern area of West Virginia was devastated by a massive flood in 2016, The Westfield Foundation made it a priority to assess opportunities that support the needs that remain long after the waters recede.

At Selective Insurance Group, community assistance goes beyond financial contributions with the company’s support of various local nonprofits that aid hospice care, people with developmental disabilities and low-income families, among others.

Lockton Companies has launched its “Fifty for 50” campaign to commemorate the company’s 50-year anniversary. Through this effort, Lockton Associates will donate 50,000 volunteer hours through the end of November to children’s charities around the world.

GEICO’s latest partnership is with Norfolk State University and Hampton Roads Transit in wrapping a train to strengthen the visibility of the athletics program and bring increased credibility to the university.

And, when it comes to motivating volunteers, State Farm™ wants to help close the gap between intention and action. Through the Neighborhood of Good™ program, the company is inspiring, encouraging and helping people to do anything— big or small— to make a positive difference in their neighborhoods.