OneBeacon’s Farmington Office Supports Our Troops

Recently, OneBeacon’s Farmington Office held a care package drive in support of our military troops. The office worked with the local organization Hero Boxes, which sends care packages to troops overseas, to collect requested items. The Farmington office collected food items, such as beef jerky, hard candy, peanuts and microwave popcorn, as well as toiletries and other products.

In addition to the care packages, a number of team members wrote letters to our troops, sending them best wishes and thanking them for their service.

Canton Hosts SOUPer Bowl Food Drive

In honor of the recent Super Bowl 54, our Canton, MA office held a SOUPer Bowl food drive. The office put out two collection boxes, one with a Chiefs logo and the other with a 49ers logo. Everyone was invited to bring in canned/nonperishable food items and place them in the box of the team they thought would win the Super Bowl.

Even though the 49ers lost the big game, everyone was a winner in Canton. The office collected more than 300 food items, which were donated to the Canton Food Pantry. In celebration of the game and as a thank you for everyone’s hard work and contributions, the office served a few sweet treats.

Great work Canton!

The 2019 Community Giving Totals Are In!

2019 was another great year for the OneBeacon Charitable Trust! In total, the Trust donated to 107 nonprofits in support of our employees and producer partners. We also sponsored the University of St. Thomas insurance education program twice, matched 15 gifts made by our employees to schools and donated $50,000 to nonprofits important to our employees during the holiday season.

As always, we’re proud of the philanthropic efforts put forth by members of our OneBeacon community. Thank you to our employees and producers for all the work you’ve done, and continue to do, to support your local communities and the organizations that are important to you.

The complete list of the organizations and schools we supported in 2019 is below. (The numbers in parentheses mark those nonprofits with multiple donations.)

Nonprofit Organization
Ability First
AHT Charity Golf Tournament (2)
Aidan’s Heart Foundation
ALS Family Charitable Foundation
Alzheimer’s Association
Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation
American Cancer Society
American Heart Association
American Red Cross
Annapolis Area Ministries Inc.
Appalachian Impact Fund
Arizona CPCU Society
ASU Foundation
The Barney & Barney Foundation (3)
Basis San Antonio Primary Medical Center
Bolton Foundation
Boomer Esiason Foundation
Brain Trauma Unit of Shepherd Center
Brent’s Place
CASA of Jefferson and Gilpin Counties
The Connecticut Cycling Advancement Program (CCAP)
Children with Autism Deserve Education
Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles
Clarity Guidance Center
Clear Path for Veterans New England
College Possible
Communities Foundation of Texas
Compass Regional Hospice Inc.
Conway House Shelter
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge
Dorothy Day Center
East Bay Insurance Agent Charitable Fund
Emilio Nares Foundation
Eyes Like Mine Inc.
Feeding America Southwest Virginia
Five Acres Boys & Girls Aid Society
Foodshare
Friends of Regional Center for Animal Care & Protection (2)
Girl Scouts of MN & River Valleys (4)
Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council
Greater Boston Community Food Bank
Habitat for Humanity New York City
Harvesters Community Food Network
Houston Association of Insurance Agents
I Got Skills
IICF Midwest Division
IICF Western Division
Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (2)
Interfaith Food Pantry & Resource Center
It’s All About the Animals (3)
J. Smith Lanier
J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship Trust
Joslin Diabetes Center
King Phillip Animal Rescue
Las Margaritas Foundation
Lasalle College High School
LiNC Los Angeles
Lung Cancer Research Foundation
Lutheran High School of San Antonio
Mays Family Clubhouse
Mansfield Elementary School Association
National MS Society (2)
New England Center & Home for Veterans
North Point Ministries
Northeast Arc Family Services Division
Northwest Passage High School
Old Colony YMCA
One Mission
Our Little Haven
Part of the Solution
Pelotonia
Personal Best Charity
Pinky Swear Foundation
Sale Ranch Sanctuary
San Francisco Maritime National Park Association
San Francisco-Marin Food Bank
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Sites ALIVE Foundation Inc.
Smile Train Inc.
Society of St. Vincent De Paul
South Shore Habitat For Humanity
St. David’s Center for Child & Family Development
St. Genevieve School
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (2)
Statesman Foundation Inc.
Support Our Troops Inc.
Team LeGrand of Christopher & Dana
The Basking Ridge Fire Co. #1
The IMA Foundation
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (2)
The Magic of Life Inc.
The PLUS Foundation
The Women’s Lunch Place
Toys for Tots
Tucson Conquistadores Foundation
Uhlich Children’s Advantage Network
United Way Lower Eastern Shore
University of Colorado Denver
The V Foundation for Cancer Research
VFW Post 2059 Auxiliary
VFW Post 7272
Villanova University Alumni Association
Worcester County Motorcyclists’ Survivors Fund
Youth Frontiers Inc.
YWCA
Insurance Education Sponsorships
University of St. Thomas (2)
Matching Gifts
Bentley University
Cretin Derham Hall (2)
Forsyth Country Day School
George Peabody Elementary School
Hobart & William Smith College
Hollins University
Lutheran High School of San Antonio
Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child
The University of Iowa
Trinity Catholic High School
Boston University
University of St. Thomas (2)
Xavier High School

OBGR’s San Antonio Team Donates to WINGS

Last October, the OneBeacon Government Risks San Antonio, TX team raised money for Women Involved in Nurturing, Giving and Sharing (WINGS), an organization that provides comprehensive breast cancer services to women in Central and South Texas who are uninsured.

As a part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the OneBeacon office sold dress down/pink days for their colleagues to purchase. The OBGR team raised a total of $475, but with the support of the OneBeacon Charitable Trust, was able to donate $1,975 to the cause.

Great work OBGR San Antonio!

Canton Hosts Annual Holiday Bowling Event

Recently, the OneBeacon Canton, MA office hosted their annual holiday bowling event fundraiser. The much anticipated event brings together the Canton operations team and their business and IT counterparts to compete in a round of bowling and raise money in support of the winning lane’s charity of choice.

This year’s winning OneBeacon team, which included Mike Shortell, Maira Kaja, Ghassan Kiami, Keith Champagne, Lynn O’Leary, Sree Veettil, Zach Sullivan and Alex Volf, achieved the highest score of the day! Their team chose to donate the day’s proceeds to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Congratulations to the winning team and great work Canton on another successful bowling event!

OneBeacon Donates to Toys for Tots

With the holidays around the corner, our Canton, MA and Plymouth, MN offices are giving back to children in need through toy drives on behalf of Toys for Tots.

The Canton office, which celebrated 10 years of supporting the organization, opened up the drive to their office neighbors this year and collected 400 toys. The Plymouth office also had a very successful drive, collecting 101 toys over the course of only four days.

Great work Plymouth and Canton!

Happy Holidays from OneBeacon

From all of us at OneBeacon, we’re wishing you a safe and happy holiday! This time of year is all about giving back and spreading joy. In honor of that, the OneBeacon Charitable Trust is donating $50,000 to nonprofits important to our employees and their communities this holiday.

OneBeacon Volunteers at San Francisco-Marin Food Bank

Recently, members of International Marine Underwriters, Inland Marine, Specialty Property and Technology volunteered at the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank, an organization providing nutritious food to those in need in the San Francisco and Marin, CA communities. The OneBeacon team, dressed in their OneBeacon Charitable Trust tee-shirts, boxed up a total of 31,500 pounds of fresh corn. That’s a full truck load of produce that will be given to local families in need this season.

Check out a few photos below!

OneBeacon Supports Marsh’s 15th Annual Norm Jacobi Memorial Mini-Golf Tournament

Recently, members of International Marine Underwriters, Inland Marine, Specialty Property, Technology and Business Development participated in Marsh’s 15th annual Norm Jacobi Memorial Mini-Golf Tournament. The event, held at Marsh’s San Francisco, CA office, raised money to support The Leukemia Lymphoma Society, ahead of its “Light the Night Walk” at Oracle Park.

Thanks to the OneBeacon Charitable Trust, our teams sponsored a hole in the tournament. Each hole had an associated theme, and this year, OneBeacon’s was ‘Under the Sea.’ Overall, it was a great event!

OneBeacon’s Farmington, CT Office Supports Coats for Connecticut

Recently, the OneBeacon Farmington, CT office held a coat drive in support of the 11th annual Coats for Connecticut community collection, a fundraiser put on by Best Cleaners and the Salvation Army to provide warm coats to those in need this season. The family-owned, Connecticut based dry-cleaning chain collects, cleans and delivers tens of thousands of donated coats each year to the cause.

In total, the Farmington, CT office collected and donated 41 coats, contributing to the whopping 4,000 coats the fundraiser has collected to date. Great work Farmington!