Canton Supports Local Food Pantry

Our Canton office recently held a food and toiletry drive benefiting the Canton Food Pantry! We are happy to report that over 270 food and toiletry items were collected. These generous donations will be distributed to local families in need. Thank you to all who participated, and as always we appreciate your generosity. Kudos to Canton for their amazing efforts!

2019 Scholarship Program

For the 16th consecutive year, we will be awarding 16 college scholarships for the upcoming academic year to high-school seniors funded through the OneBeacon Charitable Trust. Eight of these $2,000 awards will be available to the children of the brokers, agencies and wholesalers doing business with OneBeacon. The remaining eight awards will be available to children of OneBeacon employees.

Applying is easy—simply complete the online application by April 16. If you have any questions, please contact our scholarship program administrator, Scholarship Management Services at 507.931.1682.

Scholarship recipients will be announced in early June, and the awards will apply toward the 2019-2020 academic year. Best of luck to the Class of 2019!

Kicking Off 2019 with Giving Back

Every year around the holiday season, the OneBeacon Charitable Trust donates to organizations around the country that are important to our office’s communities. As part of this year’s holiday donations, our Farmington, CT office donated $2,500 to Foodshare, a Connecticut-based food bank with a vision to increase the amount of food available, while connecting people with resources aimed at improving their quality of life. Our teammates in the Farmington office have worked closely with this organization in the last few years, so the group was thrilled to give back to this organization as it’s helped so many in the community.

Additionally, our Boston office held a food drive for the Greater Boston Food Bank, and donated $2,500 to the organization as part of the holiday donations funded by the Trust. They collected over 50 items for those in need in the Greater Boston area. Great work to all!

OneBeacon’s Vanessa DiVita with Foodshare’s Director of Giving, Cherie Trice.

 

Happy Holidays from OneBeacon

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

San Antonio’s WINGS Fundraiser

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness month and as an annual tradition, our San Antonio office held mini fundraisers within the office in support of the Women Involved in Nurturing, Giving and Sharing (WINGS) organization. WINGS is a local charity that assists breast cancer patients to bridge the financial gap between the diagnosis and treatment. The organization also offers lifetime comprehensive breast health care services to women in Central and South Texas.

All through the month of October, employees participated in bake sales, raffles, and the frito pie chef even made his famous dish for sale. The office was decked out in pink decorations all month long, as employees also wore their pink gear.  San Antonio raised $750 for this amazing cause, while the Charitable Trust matched their donation, grand totaling to $1,500! Great job to you all for your efforts!

OneBeacon attends 10th Annual W.I.N.E. Charity Golf outing

International Marine Underwriters’ Meredith Atwood and Technology’s Kathleen Gonzales recently attended the 10th Annual Nine and W.I.N.E. Charity Golf event in Stow, MA. Women in Insurance New England (W.I.N.E.), where OneBeacon is a member, participate each year at this golf outing. It’s a great forum to give back to the community and catch up with industry colleagues. All proceeds benefit The Women’s Lunch place, a day shelter serving hot meals to homeless women in the greater Boston area. In addition to the golf, there are chances to win raffle prizes and all participants are asked to a donation item to the shelter. The Charitable Trust has sponsored this event in years past, and is proud to be a part of this wonderful cause.

Enjoying a round of golf with our industry partners! From left to right: Maureen Higgins (AJG) and Kathleen Gonzales (OneBeacon Technology).

From left to right: Meredith Atwood (IMU), Evie Buchesne (Admiralty Insurance Agency) and Alicia Ianiere.

From left to right: Sarah Bard Sullivan (Sullivan Insurance) and Maureen Higgins (AJG).

OneBeacon Attends Miniature Golf Tournament

Last month, members from our Western region IMU, Inland Marine and Specialty Property teams participated in the Norm Jacobi Memorial Miniature Golf Tournament in San Francisco! Hosted by Marsh, a key OneBeacon producer, the tournament was held right at their office. Proceeds from the event went to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. OneBeacon Charitable Trust sponsored a hole, where our teams were able to designate a theme to the hole. OneBeacon’s theme was Candyland!

From left to right: Ben Potter (IMU), Vanessa Cool (Inland Marine), Kim Cochran (Specialty Property) and Marie Meadows (IMU).

OneBeacon Celebrates IICF’s Week of Giving

The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation’s (IICF) Week of Giving was held last week, October 14-21. The IICF unites the collective strengths of the insurance industry in providing grants, volunteer service and leadership in the communities where we live and work. Each year they host the Week of Giving, a week-long, industry wide volunteer initiative during which we bring together insurance professionals for volunteer projects and service with community nonprofit organizations throughout the United States and United Kingdom. OneBeacon offices aim to celebrate each year by getting together with their colleagues to volunteer at local charities.

Members of our Boston office spent the morning at the Edgerley Family South Boston Boys and Girls Club, where they painted fences and furniture for their members. Each day, the club sees around 300 children of all ages from the community. The club is committed to helping young people succeed academically, live healthy lifestyles and practice good citizenship.

Canton employees spent their volunteer day a little differently; they built a home in Duxbury, MA with Habitat for Humanity! Communities partner with Habitat for Humanity in the U.S. and internationally in effort to build better lives for families and individuals.

Both groups enjoyed their time with their projects. Check out the photos from the events!

OneBeacon in Motion

It was another successful year for our OneBeacon runners in the Twin Cities in Motion 5k! Having participated year after year, a few members from our Plymouth office ran for Twin Cities in Motion, a nonprofit focusing its resources on creating healthy lifestyles for youth through various exercise events and activities. A portion of each racer’s entry fee, along with a donation from the Trust supported this organization.

The team finished in 5th place out of 21 teams, with a combined time of 2:04.50!

From left to right: Chris Jerry, Mike Kuhnly, Kayla Clark, Brandon Kjelland and Andrew Deutsch.