Archive for the ‘Employee Volunteerism’ category

  1. The Toys Are Piling High In Denver!

    From what we’re hearing, the holidays have  brought out the best in OneBeacon’s employees. We have received updates from several offices describing local generosity targeting those in need. Keep an eye out for new blog posts over the next few days, and if you have a holiday-giving story to share, please let us know. Denver: Our friends in the Mile-High […]

  2. Make a Child’s Wish Come True

    That’s what Randy Werner, from the A&H team, works hard to make happen. Randy has just wrapped up his third year serving on the Make a Wish of Northeast Ohio Regional Board (and second year as Board Chairman!). This group funds over 100 grants annually to help local children suffering from life-threatening illnesses savor one […]

  3. Holiday Giving

    In recent years, the OneBeacon Charitable Trust has made donations to various food banks and other nonprofits during the holiday season on behalf of all of you. This year, a total of $5ok is being distributed to 18 nonprofits across the country. Here is the complete list and the location it represents: Atlanta   Cavalry Children’s […]

  4. AutoOne Helps Its Neighbors All Year Long

    We received a nice note from our colleagues at AutoOne describing how the Trust supports their team’s community giving efforts. Thanks to Stephanie Cruz for submitting this post!  “The OneBeacon Charitable Trust has continually supported the nonprofit organizations the AutoOne business unit has raised funds for. Each of our team donations was matched this year, […]

  5. 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.  […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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!