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17YAC_DoG_Button 2.png The 2018 results were EPIC, watch for highlights

72 organizations
26 states
1,683 volunteers
6,728 hours
155,920 items
$643,800!

 

New Jersey YAC

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Children's Aid and Family Service
Being part of the YAC’s of NJ philanthropy has always been a big part of our committee. We have done a lot of different fundraisers from helping animals to raising funds for a child of one of our past chairs who passed away unexpectedly. When deciding upon our main 2018 charity of the year we looked around our board room and found a common theme, half were pregnant and had young children at home. Fortunately we have the resources to provide for our children and their needs but we knew not everyone is as lucky. In fact 1 in 3 families struggle with providing basic necessities to their children. We stumbled across the National Diaper Drive while listening to NASH FM, a country music station. We thought that this is a match made in heaven for our group. In order to raise the diapers we asked that everyone who attended our socials throughout the year bring a bag of diapers. We also had the YAC board get their individual agencies involved with the fundraising, along with having online denotations available as well. During the 2018 year we were able to raise 5,951 diapers. The National Diaper Bank Network was able to help connect us with a great local drop off organization, Children’s Aid and Family Services in Paramus NJ. Working with the organizations was so easy and seeing the work they put into the community was unmeasurable. If you happen to have any extra bags of diapers we strongly encourage to donate, nationaldiaperbanknetwork.org.

Nebraska YAC

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The Bay and Skate for Change Sock Drive
IIAN partnered with The Bay and Skate for Change to raise socks for the homeless. The Bay's goal was 20,000 pairs, but with national help, they raised over 30,000 pairs. IIAN had a contribution goal of 1,000 pairs, but our members helped us surpass this goal by more than double- raising a total of 2,122 pairs of socks! These socks went not only to the homeless in our community of Lincoln, Nebraska, but were also shipped around the nation to other Skate for Change chapters to distribute in their communities. This sock drive was a great way to spread holiday cheer and give back to the community. We appreciate everyone who donated and cannot wait to continue helping our community.

The Rathbun Agency, Michigan

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$25,000 presented to Various Charities
We run a monthly Quotes for a Cause (https://www.rathbunagency.com/blog/tag/quotes-for-a-cause) campaign which has donated over $25,000 in the past three years. We give $5/proposal to a different community organization/nonprofit each month, regardless of whether or not the policy is purchased. This is one of the many community initiatives that we do year-round. Here is a link to everything our agency is doing in the community: https://www.rathbunagency.com/blog/tag/community-involvement . I personally also volunteer at several local nonprofits, my favorite being Ele's Place. It is a local child grief support center and I go for 3 hours each week as a support group facilitator to pre-k children. Our agency, and me personally, also financially support Ele's Place. I was able to get them a $10,000 grant this year through West Bend Mutual for our agencies involvement with Ele's Place.

Philip Baker Insurance Services, Inc., Pennsylvania

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Brittany's Hope
Our agency is hosting a car/motorcycle meet to benefit Brittany's Hope on 06/09/19 1-4pm, at the Shoppes at Woodside. We have had several generous companies donate items for raffles. We will have giveaways, raffles, PLUS The Smokehouse Food Truck, a fellow local to our area will be here to provide tasty food for purchase. All proceeds will benefit Brittany's Hope.

Dial Insurance, North Carolina

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Hurricane Florence Recovery
THROUGH VARIOUS COMMUNITY SERVICE EFFORTS AND MY TIME ON LUMBERTON CITY COUNCIL, WE ARE CONTINUING OUR EFFORTS TO RECOVER FROM THE DEVISTATION STEMING FROM HURRICANE FLORENCE WHILE FEELING THE RIPPLE EFFECTS OF HURRICANE MATTHEW.

Michigan Young Agents Committee

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Talons Out Honor Flights, $25,000, 10,000 thank you cards, hundreds of volunteers and hours
"This year the MI Young Agents selected a charity that is near and dear to our heart and one that the community would have a connection to. We chose Talons Out Honor Flights that provides free flights to WWII, Korean, Vietnam and terminally ill veterans to DC for their last mission to see our nation's memorials. This charity is close to YAC chair, Lisa Lemanski's heart because both her grandfathers proudly served in WWII and passed away before they could see their memorial and her dad is a Vietnam veteran. While working with Talons Out we learned that on the flight home from DC the veterans have mail call where they receive letters and cards from friends and family. Many of the veterans may not receive any mail and so Talons looks to the community for thank you cards for these brave men and women. This is were our committee stepped in! Our initial goal was 500 thank you cards! Once the word spread we found we needed to keep readjusting our goal and when all is said and done we will have 10,000 thank yous to give to Talons. Our families, friends, company partners, member agencies, local associations, state and national legislators, classrooms, VFW Halls, customers and agents from other states participated! Aside from the cards Lisa Lemanski and her brother, Michael volunteered to be community guardians and were paired with veterans going on an honor flight. Both were paired with Vietnam veterans and Lisa's veteran received the Purple Heart and Bronze star for his bravery during his time overseas. The spent the day making fantastic memories for their veterans and also seeing the impact our thank you cards were making on our veterans that range in age from 70-90+. In fact on their flight they had a veteran who was 100! Once they arrived back in Michigan they took buses to K Wings Stadium where they received the Welcome Home that they deserved. They were escorted to the stadium by 50+ bikers, fire departments and police departments where thousands of family, friends and community members greeted our veterans. This all came as a complete surprise to our veterans! This is an experience that was hard for them to describe but one that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. On top of this we are also fundraising for Talons too!! If you would like to sign some thank you's let us know!"

Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia

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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Each year, the insurance agents of Georgia supports the Great Strides Walk Atlanta for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Georgia Chapter and this year, the Insure the Cure Team raised $280,000 for the cause. Overall the event has raised $2.85 million for the cause.

Charles J. Sellers & Co., Inc., NY

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Cradle Beach 17 volunteers, 6 hours
Cradle Beach is a very special place that offers programs for children with disabilities and children who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. About 800 campers per summer go to Cradle Beach and almost no child is turned away. We loved spending two days cleaning and preparing the camp for the summer's new campers! We have a couple other volunteer projects with Cradle Beach coming up as we build our relationship together to help kids in need!

Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT)

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Central Texas Food Bank
Our group of nine staff volunteers from the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT) participated in this 3-hour community service project to ensure that safe, high quality food continues to be made available to people in need from across the Central Texas region. In addition, half of the IIAT staff participants were new to our organization so it also served as a fun, bonding activity, bettering IIAT as a whole!

Neckerman Insurance Services, Wisconsin

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American Family Children's Hospital
I am on the Council of a group called CATCH (Community Around The Children's Hospital) which raises funds and awareness for our local Children's Hospital. We also have volunteer opportunities like serving meals to families at the hospital and putting on carnivals and sibling events for kids.

Rockers Insurance Agency, Kansas

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Garnett Public Library to support the Kansas Reads
Reading to children was a daily activity when raising our children. Our local library is a tremendous resource to children and students. Supporting early reading programs such as Kansas Reads, helps to gets books in the hands of pre-schoolers. Supporting our local school and PTO helps numerous students. One teacher sponsors a "Walk About" in the final days of the school year to visit local businesses and learn about the community. The agency presented each student with a pack of sunflower seeds, growing instructions and an invitation to share what they grow over the summer.

Young Agents of Oregon

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Children's Book Bank Drive & Cleaning
175 iteams, 21 volunteers and $50!
This is our 3rd year doing book drives and cleaning books for Children's Book Bank. They are a local Nonprofit that gives 14 books to every Head Start child in Portland and also gives to kids in low income school districts. We love supporting them and continue to support the impact they have on our local community.

Young Agents of South Dakota

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Rippl
2,000 shoes!
The Young Agents Committee of IIASD organized a Give Campaign throughout the State of South Dakota with Rippl and made it EASY for every agency in the to participate in this campaign. We chose Rippl because we liked their whole concept. These tennis shoes are sent to undeveloped countries, such as Haiti. Rippl, along with the help of other companies, provide them a source for inventory and educates them on how to run a business. This allows them to successfully sell these shoes in their markets and gives them the pride of being able to provide for their families and contribute to the economy. 'Where local business can thrive, the community can prosper. That's the Rippl effect.'

Chalmers Insurance Group

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Maine and New Hampshire
$100,000
Through our philanthropic committee, Chalmers Cares, we have proudly given back over $100,000 to our local Maine and New Hampshire based community programs.

Young Agents of Nevada

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The Garden Foundation
The Nevada Emerging Leaders Committee or (YAC) chose the Garden Foundation in 2018 as our charity and has continued with this charity in 2019. The Garden Foundation was created by a former insurance professional that is well known in Nevada, Taylor Gardner. Taylor Gardner's sister has special needs and the school she attended was no longer able to accommodate her. Taylor quit her profession and started this foundation in 2018 to help her sister and many like her with a school that they could attend on a daily basis. This year the Nevada Emerging Leaders had several fundraisers at our annual state convention both at the golf tournament and a corn hole tournament hosted by the Emerging Leaders. In total we raised $1,280 for the Garden Foundation. The Corn Hole tournament was a hit!


 

2018 GIVE TEAMS

Alabama
Alabama Independent Insurance Agents
Gracehaven
Fundraise
POC: Ted Kinney tkinney@aiia.org

Alabama
Pritchett-Moore, Inc.
Make-A-Wish Foundation
Fundraise
POC: Charlie Bailey cbailey@pritchett-moore.com

Arizona
Berkley Aspire
Dog Food Charity Donation
Collection drop spot
POC: Katie Wilson kwilson@berkleyaspire.com

California
Hal Rakowski Insurance
Make a wish
Fundraise
POC: Joe Hamikton Jhamilton@pacbell.net

Colorado
Heneghan, White, Cutting, and Rice Insurance Agency
DCFS
Collection drop spot
POC: Jen Albrecht Jen.Albrecht@hwcrins.com

Connecticut
W. R. Berkley Corporation
Family Centers
Collection drop spot
POC: Nina Talcott ntalcott@wrberkley.com

Connecticut
Berkley Custom Insurance Managers
Greenwich United Way/Jr Untied Way
Collection drop spot
POC: Carol Stahl Cstahl@wrbc-bfrs.com

Georgia
J. Smith Lanier & Co., a Marsh & McLennan Agency, LLC company
Pediatric Brain Tumer Foundation
Volunteer time
POC: Julianne Tamplin jtamplin@jsmithlanier.com

Georgia
Blanchard & Calhoun Insurance Agency
Dress Down Friday to support a local Augusta Charity
Fundraise
POC: Robbie Moore rmoore@blanchardcalhounins.com

Georgia
Sigel Insurance, Inc.
Make A Wish Foundation
Fundraise
POC: Andy Siegel julie@siegelinsurance.com

Georgia
Siegel Insurance, Inc.
Make A Wish Foundation
Fundraise
POC: Andy Siegel julie@siegelinsurance.com

Georgia
Turner & Associates Insurance
Much Ministries
Fundraise
POC: Robbie Turner rturner@turn2us.com

Georgia
Turner & Associates Insurance
The Boys and Grils Club of Southeast Georgia
Fundraise
POC: Sean Stewart sstewart@turn2us.com

Georgia
Risk Innovations
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Fundraise
POC: Kathryn Powell kpowell@riskinnovations.com

Georgia
Young Agents of Georgia
Wine Toss to support InVEST
Fundraise
POC: Jonathan Tease jtease@iiag.org

Georgia
Rhodes Risk  Advisors
Invest
Fundraise
POC: Mike Davis mike.davis@rhodesra.com

Illinois
IIA of IL
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Event host
POC: Rachel Romines rromines@iiaofil.org

Illinois
Blank's Insurance Agency, LLC
Shelter Friends
Event host
POC: Allyson Padilla allyson@blanksinsurance.com

Illinois
The Cornerstone Agency, Inc.
Village of Tampico Ronald Reagan Birthplace Community Landscape Project
Fundraise
POC: Tyler Sandrock tylersandrock@2cornerstone.com

Illinois
JL Hubbard Insurance
Midwest Food Bank
Volunteer time
POC: Carrie Higgs chiggs@jlhubbard.com

Illinois
Frimark/Keller & Associates
Feed My Starving Children
Volunteer time
POC: Vicki Colletti vicki@frimarkkeller.com

Illinois
Brown & Brown of Illinois
Lisle Township
Collection drop spot
POC: Brooke Miano b.miano@bbofillinois.com

Illinois
ENGS Insurance Agency LLC
St Christopher Truckers Relief Fund
Fundraise
POC: Barbara Reardon breardon@engsinsurance.com

Illinois
Forsyth Insurance Group/Prairie State Insurance Agency, Inc.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Fundraise
POC: Nicole Kennedy nkennedy@forsyth-ins.com

Illinois
IIA of IL
Feed My Starving Children
Volunteer time
POC: Tom Ross tross@iiaofil.org

Illinois
TROXELL
YMCA Kids Triathlon
Volunteer time
POC: Alysse Hewell ahewell@troxellins.com

Illinois
Leffelman & Associates
Teen Turf
Fundraise
POC: Tess Fleming tess@leffelmanassoc.com

Illinois
Chartwell Insurance Services
PAWS Medical Clinic
Volunteer time
POC: Rebecca Woan rwoan@chartwellins.com

Illinois
AAdvantage Insurance Group
USO and Got Your Six Support Dogs
Collection drop spot
POC: Andrea Wallace andrea@aadvantageins.net

Indiana
Burns & Wilcox
Collecting items for the Haiti International Alliance orphanage
Collection drop spot
POC: Rebecca Roberts rlroberts@burns-wilcox.com

Indiana
Independent Insurance Agents of Indiana
The Julian Center and the Indianapolis Humane Society
Collection drop spot
POC: Jen Rochester rochester@bigi.org

Indiana
Arlington/Roe & Co., Inc.
Day of Service (Corporate Office Closure to work at local area food banks)
Volunteer time
POC: Patrick Roe proe@arlingtonroe.com

Iowa
State Street Insurance
New Opportunities, Inc. Guthrie County Family Development Center(Food Pantry)
Collection drop spot
POC: Carrie Sloss statestreetins@netins.net

Iowa
Independent Insurance Agents of Iowa
Make-A-Wish Recipient
Collection drop spot
POC: Nicole Peffers nicole@iiaiowa.org

Kansas
KAIA
Noah's Bandage Project
Fundraise
POC: Joan Sutton joan@kaia.com

Kentucky
Independent Insurance Agents of Kentucky
Mom's Closet
Fundraise
POC: Cassie Powell cpowell@iiak.org

Maine
Maine Insurance Agents Assoc
Maine Walks for Wishes
Fundraise
POC: Shannon Gorman shannon@maineagents.net

Maine
Maine Insurance Agents Assoc
Kennebec Valley Humane Society
Collection drop spot
POC: Shannon Gorman shannon@maineagents.net

Maryland
Maryland Young Agents Committee
Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training
Fundraise
POC: Carla McGee carla@iiamd.org

Maryland
VW Brown Insurance Service
MCVET
Fundraise
POC: Sally Ong Somg@vebrown.com

Maryland
Maryland Young Agents Committee
The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults (preparing & delivering meals)
Volunteer time
POC: Carla McGee carla@iiamd.org

 

Massachusetts
Decotis Specialty Insurance
Providence Rescue Mission
Collection drop spot
POC: Carissa Moglia cmoglia@decotis.com

Massachusetts
Mass Association of Insurance Agents
Greater Boston Food Bank
Volunteer time
POC: Melissa Murphy mmurphy@massagent.com 

Massachusetts
Hannon-Murphy Insurance Agency
Great Boston Food bank
Collection drop spot
POC: Sarah Rizzitano sarah@hannonmurphy.com 

Massachusetts
Kaplansky Insurance
MSPCA-ANGELL
Collection drop spot
POC: Julia Silve jsilve@kaplansky.com 

 
Michigan
Michigan Young Agents Committee
Professional Law Enforcement Association Foundation
Fundraise
POC: Rita LaMoreaux rlamoreaux@michagent.org 


Michigan
Meiers Lombardini Lemanski Insurance
Varies every month based on client input as well as our agency committee
Fundraise
POC: Lisa & Will Lemanski lisa@mllins.com 

Michigan
Burns & Wilcox
Ronald McDonald House Charlotte
Collection drop spot
POC: Paige Gibson pgibson@burns-wilcox.com 

 
Minnesota
Austin Mutual Insurance Company-Foundation
American Diabetes Association
Fundraise
POC: Bev Krall krallb@msagroup.com 

Nebraksa
Points West Insurance
Friends of the Kimball Library
Volunteer time
POC: Jamie Bright jbright@pwcbank.com 
 

Nebraska
Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska
catholic social services
Collection drop spot
POC: Jeremiah Gudding jeremiah.gudding@biginebraska.org 

Nevada
YAC- Nevada
The Garden Foudation
Volunteer time
POC: Jana Foster jana@niacnv.com 

Nevada
Nevada Insurance Agency Co.
Make A Wish
Fundraise
POC: Jana Foster jana@niacnv.com 

Nevada
Wilkins & Associates Insurance Services, Inc.
The Garden Foundation
Fundraise
POC: Steve Wilkins steve@wilkinsinsurance.com 

Nevada
Heuer Insurance Agency
Park Clean Up
Volunteer time
POC: Adam Heuer adam@heuerinsurance.com 

Nevada
NIIA
Garden Foundation
Volunteer time
POC: Susan Bauman susan@niia.org

Nevada
Heuer Insurance Agency
Donation to the Garden Foundation
Fundraise
POC: Adam Heuer adam@heuerinsurance.com 

Nevada
Wilkins & Associates
The Garden Foundation LV
Fundraise
POC: Jared Wilkins jared@wilkinsinsurance.com 


Nevada
Branch Benefits
The Garden Foundation LV
Fundraise
POC: Rena Trodick Rtrodick@bbc-ins.com 

New Jersey
Van Dyk Group
Southern Ocean County Animal Shelter
Collection drop spot
POC: Jonathan Frank jfrank@vandykgroup.com 

New Jersey
Big I NJ YAC
Make-A-Wish
Fundraise
POC: Caroline Pintabone cpintabone@afsinsurance.com 

New Jersey
Ahart, Frinzi and Smith Insurance Agency
Joseph H. Firth Youth Center
Collection drop spot
POC: Caroline Pintabone cpintabone@afsinsurance.com 

New Jersey
Quaker Special Risk
Ronald McDonald House Charlotte
Collection drop spot
POC: Marlis Littleton mlittleton@qsr-insurance.com 

New Mexico
Inependent Insurance Agents of NM, Inc.
SafeTeen New Mexico
Event host
POC: Thom Turbett thom@iianm.org 

North Carolina
John Hackney Agency of Rocky Mount
Ronald McDonal House
Volunteer time
POC: Thomas Rhodes trhodes@jharm.com 


North Carolina
Winterville Insurance Agency
Rondald MacDonald House
Volunteer time
POC: Bryan Batchelor bryan@wintervilleinsurance.com 


North Carolina
Allen Tate Insurance Services, LLC
Make a Wish Central and Western NC
Volunteer time
POC: Anna Bailey anna.bailey@allentate.com 

 
North Carolina
Allen Tate Insurance Services, LLC
Ronald McDonald House Charlotte
Collection drop spot
POC: Anna Bailey anna.bailey@allentate.com 
 

North Carolina
OH Walker Insurance Agency
Ronald McDonald House Charlotte
Collection drop spot
POC: Buddy Walker bwalker@ohwalkerins.com 
 

North Dakota
Bain Agency
Heavens Helpers Soup Cafe
Volunteer time
POC: Jared Blackwood Jared@bainagency.com

North Dakota
North Dakota YAC
Make A Whish
Fundraise
POC: Justin Thomas JThomas@krameragency.com 
 

Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA ASSURANCE
Collect items for needy families, foster children, and children in DHS custody
Collection drop spot
POC: Sarah pinion Okahomaassurance@gmail.com

 

Oklahoma
Independent Insurance Agents of Oklahoma
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
Volunteer time
POC: Laura Wolf laura@iiaok.com

 

Oregon
Young Agents of Oregon
Oregon Food Bank, Children's Book Bank, Rose Have & Make-A-Wish
Volunteer time
POC: Lyndsay Kooistra lkooistra@laporte-insurance.com 


Rhode Island
Rhode Island Young Agents
Rhode Island Community Food Bank
Collection drop spot
POC: Marcia Berthiaume mberthiaume@iiari.com 

 
Rhode Island
Rhode Island Young Agents
D Strong Foundation Obstacle Course Charity Run
Fundraise
POC: Marcia Berthiaume mberthiaume@iiari.com


South Dakota
Insurance Plus
Aspire, Inc.
Fundraise
POC: Courtney Hostetter courtney@ins-plus.com 

 
Vermont
Jamieson Insurance
Electric Youth Dance Company
Volunteer time
POC: aislyn vaughan aislyn@jamiesonins.com


Virginia
Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America
Tracy's Kids Art Room
Collection drop spot
POC: Susie Bonner susan.bonner@iiaba.net

Virginia
Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America
American Kidney Fund
Fundraise
POC: Susie Bonner susan.bonner@iiaba.net 

Virginia
IIAV
Animal welfare
Volunteer time
POC: Carter Lyons clyons@iiav.com

 
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