Westfield Insurance Foundation Supports YMCA with $9,000 Donation
August 8, 2018
The Westfield Insurance Foundation has donated $9,000 to the YMCA of Southwestern Indiana’s Annual Campaign, which helps fund Outreach Programs for at-risk youth in the community.
The money will help fund the YMCA’s College and Career Readiness Program, which serves 250 students each school year. The program is currently offered at six local schools including Caze, Fairlawn, McGary, Delaware, Evans, and North Junior High School. The program allows students to research careers, visit college campuses, and tour local businesses to learn about jobs they might have some day in our community. The curriculum provides hands-on opportunities for students to learn about jobs they will then see first-hand on a weekly field trip.
Each year, Westfield Trilogy and Horizon independent agents are invited to nominate a local nonprofit for the Legacy of Caring program through the Westfield Insurance Foundation. The program invests in communities and helps impact disaster recovery, family stability or safety, and programs that invest in attracting and developing talent to insurance as a career. Local partners Heston Insurance Company, ONI Risk Partners, and Shepherd Insurance nominated the YMCA for the program.
Dave Abbott, owner of Heston Insurance states, “As an agency partner, we’re in this together. This program is an extension of the role that insurance plays every day in stabilizing families, businesses and communities, and we believe that our local YMCA’s mission aligns with that vision given its impact on youth, families, and our community.”
This year, the Westfield Insurance Foundation donated more than $500,000 to neighborhoods across the country. Agents from 88 agencies in 17 states donated to 95 nonprofits.