Archive for the ‘Employees Give Back’ category

  1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. Yankee Swap Swapped Out!

    Many of us enjoy the surprises associated with a “Yankee Swap” (or as it’s known in some parts – a “White Elephant” gift exchange) during the holidays. Whether at work or among family, it’s a fun way to celebrate the season, with guaranteed laughter along the way. But you’ve got to hand it to our […]

  5. Tis’ the Season to Show Our (O)BIG Support!

    This holiday season, our Charitable Trust has again made a generous donation of more than $50,000 to nonprofits in those communities where we have a presence. Each of our offices identified a worthy organization (listed below) where it may already volunteer or offer support, or that is simply well recognized for helping a meaningful cause. […]

  6. Together Again!

    When Claims’ Wendy Gottorff makes a commitment, she doesn’t take it lightly. For example, consider her volunteering efforts for a youth mentoring program. She’s consistently put in about 100 hours annually since 2007 and you guessed it; she’s been mentoring the same young girl for each of these seven years. Wendy volunteers as a mentor […]

  7. Movember Movement

    What do Melbourne, Australia and Farmington, CT have in common? Well this time of the year, a commitment to the Movember Movement, the global challenge to raise funds to promote men’s health. Since 2003, when 30 Australians founded the Movember Foundation, this fundraiser is responsible for millions of new moustaches around the world.  And this […]

  8. Providing A Warm Welcome Home for Valued Veterans

    As President of the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Unit 225, IT’s Maria Diamond recently initiated a “Welcome Home Basket” donation drive for military veterans.  Through the holiday season, Maria and her close-knit team of volunteers are seeking the donation of household items to create housewarming baskets for homeless veterans transitioning into new homes. Last year, […]

  9. All the World’s a Stage or at least at Park Square!

    As we spend our days working hard on our specialty business, an evening of live entertainment can be a terrific way to relax. Whether it’s music, sports or theatre, there is little that rivals experiencing such events in person. Claims’ Joe Schmitt wants to make sure his neighbors enjoy access to live theatre, which is […]

  10. Playing for a cause

    Who doesn’t enjoy spending time outdoors late summer, just to savor those final moments of warmth and sunshine – especially if you work in Minnesota! That’s what our OBTI colleagues from Minnetonka thought when they decided to enjoy a day on the golf course. But don’t worry; they weren’t playing hooky. They were actually playing […]