Author Archive for Carmen Duarte

  1. Wondering how we process requests?

    Just in case you’re wondering how we consider the many requests we see from employees and agents/brokers — the Trust Committee meets biweekly to consider all requests over $500. All sponsorship requests go to our Tax department for review first and then we discuss them in our next meeting.  We meet on Thursdays; our next session scheduled for December 9.  […]

  2. Over 2,000 Thanksgiving Dinners

    We hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends. Like you, we spent the day cooking, watching football and anticipating our turkey dinner. Well, the OneBeacon Charitable Trust wasn’t left behind! Recently, BTS’ Joe Topale requested Trust sponsorship for Personal Best’s fund-raising road race. Proceeds were used to help provide Thanksgiving meals to […]

  3. Way to Give, Denver!

    A shout-out to the entire Denver  office for  their  support of the Food Bank of the Rockies! Besides collecting food, members of the local  Claims team spent 3 ½ hours packing food pallets for area schools serving low income families. These children receive free meals at school  during the week, but many have little to eat at home. The schools […]

  4. Agents & Brokers Work Hard After Hours, Too.

    Day-to-day, we see our distribution partners’ business side, as they work hard to manage their clients’ risk exposures. What you may not realize is how many of them work just as hard as volunteers and fund raisers for worthy nonprofits.  Here are just a few recent examples: Willis’ national life science practice partner rode 500 miles in support of the […]

  5. The Trust at Work

    Some of you may be wondering how the OneBeacon Charitable Trust actually works. First, Trust sponsorships must support IRS-qualified nonprofits known as “501(c)(3)” organizations. Each sponsorship request is considered relative to our community giving guidelines  The Trust supports those nonprofits that OneBeacon employees or our distribution partners support through volunteerism or personal donations.  Additionally, the Trust matches 50 cents to every dollar you […]

  6. Helping Fight Hunger in Virginia

    Late summer, our Salem colleagues chipped in to support Feeding America Southwest Virginia by providing the food bank with the most frequently requested staple– 347 jars of peanut butter! The team also hosted a peanut butter themed cook-off where the Operations department took top honors with a peanut butter pie. A cash donation and support from the Trust […]

  7. Community Giving at OneBeacon

    Welcome to our new dedicated charitable giving blog, where you’ll learn about the amazing things our teammates pursue to give back to their local communities!