Author Archive for Carmen Duarte

  1. 3,000 Families for Thanksgiving

    No, our headline’s not about a recent Guinness World Record. It’s the number of less-fortunate Massachusetts families who will enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner thanks to the efforts organized by Personal Best Charity, a nonprofit that IT’s Joe Topale knows well. For the past eight years, Joe and his family have been deeply involved with the annual […]

  2. Ping Pong for A Cause!

    There’s nothing like a little friendly competition to get people’s interest, and that’s just what happened in Boston last week. Twenty-five teams representing the local insurance industry gathered at the newly opened “Blazing Paddles” for a charitable ping-pong tournament. The event, organized by the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation, was hosted on the heels of the […]

  3. Pink Ribbon Softball

    Last weekend as many kids were adjusting the reality of a new school year, several New Jersey softball teams were up early to play in the Pink Ribbon Softball tournament. The Under-8 division included the West Windsor Ninjas, with OneBeacon Accident’s Tina Angelone’s daughter on the roster. The tournament was facilitated by Pink Ribbon Softball, […]

  4. Will’s Walkers: 12 Years and Counting

    Another year, another fundraising walk! That’s also Legal’s Ginny McCarthy’s commitment to supporting Boston Children’s Hospital annual walk around Boston’s Charles River. The event features both 2- and 7-mile courses and has already raised $1.4 million during 2014. Team McCarthy, known as “Will’s Walkers,” has raised $4,400 so far, including OneBeacon Charitable Trust support, and fully expects to […]

  5. 2013 Trust Annual Report Live!

    Recently, we published the Trust’s 2013 annual report outlining the good work accomplished by many of you, as well as some of OneBeacon’s producer partners. The Charitable Trust Annual Report is posted on the Intranet’s community giving page (under Our Community), as well as on our community giving page on If you haven’t visited this […]

  6. Yes: Your Average Joes!

    Every parent eventually takes on the role of supporting their child’s passion – be it the arts, sports or in OBTI’s Tushar Nandwana’s case – building robots! His high-school aged daughter is a member of “Average Joes,” a high school robotics team from Fullerton, Cal. that participates in the U.S. FIRST robotics competitions. Said Tushar, “What started […]

  7. Team Boomer MVP

    Volunteering is a selfless act, and when it involves a life-threatening medical condition affecting kids, it’s a particularly inspirational commitment. This describes OneBeacon Accident’s (OBA) Steve Mueller, who’s volunteered with the Boomer Esiason Foundation (BEF) for years. BEF is a dynamic partnership of leaders in the medical and business communities who volunteer to heighten awareness, […]

  8. Running for Research

    Without a doubt, Boston and its historic Marathon are viewing the 2014 race as symbol of hope and resiliency. This year’s event will include at least two OneBeacon participants – Admin Services’ Paul Newman and Operations’ Chris Marini. Both are experienced marathoners, with Paul finding himself less than a mile from the finish line last […]

  9. 2013: Your Year of Giving

    We thought you’d enjoy seeing which organizations were supported by the OneBeacon Charitable Trust in 2013. In total, 107 donations were awarded last year. And remember that each donation represents an act of volunteerism, fundraising or contribution by one of our colleagues. As well, some of these contributions represent a donation offered in support of a OneBeacon producer. The […]

  10. Keeping Warm at the Pine Street Inn

    While many of us have been complaining about the polar vortex, at least we have our offices and homes to keep us warm. It’s always humbling to remember those less fortunate during such unforgiving weather – and to applaud the care offered through certain nonprofits during these roughest days of winter. One such Boston organization is the […]