Slopes & Coats to Help Needy Kids

Authored by: Melissa Belgrave, IMU

On February 22, the OneBeacon Charitable Trust, along with IMU and broker partners Hull & Company and Rockhill, hosted the first annual Northern California Insurance Professionals Ski Day & Coat Drive, benefiting Lilliput Children’s Services.  It was a beautiful ‘bluebird’ day on the slopes with approximately 32 skiers, with a nice lunch and après ski event.  There was representation from retail brokers, wholesale brokers, MGAs and insurance carriers.

A special thank you to Tyler Van Spanje of IMU and Jeff Case of Hull & Company for their direction and leadership planning the event, Melissa Belgrave of IMU for hosting check in, and to Myra from Ad Plus/Dysl for the great banner and promotional materials.

We raised $1,800 for Lilliput Children’s Services, with a special thank you to the One Beacon Charitable Trust and MJ Hall & Company, and an additional 20 new coats for their foster children!

Lilliput Children’s Services is a local Northern California nonprofit specializing in foster care, adoptions, counseling and training.  They are among the few child welfare agencies in California to be accredited by the Council on Accreditation and have been named one of the Best Places to Work by the Sacramento Business Journal.  More information on Lilliput can be found at


Representatives from Lilliput Children’s Services along with IMU’s Tyler Van Spanje (third from left) receiving their coats and donations.

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