2021 Agent Giving annual report

Make Even More Happen 2

Looking back so we can continue forward 

Each year, independent agents from across the country touch tens of thousands of lives with their charitable work, making a difference in areas from food insecurity to health education, homelessness to investing in the next generation of entrepreneurs.

2021 was no different.

Agent Giving was created to champion the charitable giving efforts of Liberty Mutual and Safeco agents and help them invest even further in their communities. Our 2021 annual report offers a look back at the efforts made by our Make More Happen Winners, to offer inspiration for how independent agents can continue supporting the communities where they work and live.

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Nonprofits received donations

$375,000

Awarded in donations

19K

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Continue scrolling below to read stories on how agents from across the country are giving back, or use the navigation above to find out more about the Make More Happen Award winners near you.

Interested in getting involved? Applications are currently being accepted for the 2022 Make More Happen™ Awards.

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Pacific Region Winners

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Amount Given

$40,000

To Charities in the Pacific region

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Participating Agents
A place for kids to thrive 2

Denise Weaver, Weaver & Associates

Boys and Girls Club of the Foothills

Monrovia, CA

Matt and Denise Weaver, owners of Weaver & Associates, exemplify the long-term approach embraced by BGCF. Other members of their agency, including the couple’s daughter Dana, who runs the day-to-day operations, Dana’s husband, and 14 other employees, are dedicated to showing up for the kids at the center. They reached their goal of 500 votes and doubled their donation to reach $10,000.

Central Region Winners

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Amount Given

$44,000

To Charities in the Central region

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Participating Agents
Providing hope for mental health recovery 2

Engage Insurance Group, Inc.

Mental Health America of the Heartland

Overland Park, KS

Learning about the connections between mental illness and homelessness led Engage Insurance to focus much of its support on MHAH’s Heartland Housing Initiative, and specifically its Marion Apartments location, which houses 10 individuals. They reached their goal of 500 votes and doubled their donation to reach $10,000.

Mid-Atlantic Region Winners

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Amount Given

$41,500

To Charities in the Mid-Atlantic region

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Participating Agents
Keeping families together and near the medical resources they need

Howard Hanna Insurance Services

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh and Morgantown

Pittsburgh, PA

Inspired by their own passion for helping children in the community, the team at Howard Hanna Insurance Services got involved with RMHC in 2018. Their involvement began with meal preparation for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House Pittsburgh, but their efforts soon became even more creative. They reached their goal of 500 votes and doubled their donation to reach $10,000.

Mountain Region Winners

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Amount Given

$43,000

To Charities in the Mountain Region

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Participating Agents
Bringing safety and stability to children’s lives 1

Zenity Insurance

Childhaven

Farmington, NM

Over the past couple of years, Zenity Insurance owner Edie Crow has become an ardent contributor to the Childhaven cause. Since it first opened as an emergency shelter for abused and neglected children in 1969, Childhaven has steadily grown from one program to seven, now meeting the needs of more than a thousand children and families throughout the Four Corner’s region. With the help of two additional donors, they tripled the donation to $30,000 to help provide safe shelter for kids.

Midwest Region Winners

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Amount Given

$59,000

Charities in the Midwest region

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Participating Agents
Feeding children all year 5

Hausmann Johnson Insurance

Blessings in a Backpack Waukesha County

Madison, WI

Historically, BIABWC has organized large bag-filling events, where volunteers and donors come together to fill bags of food to redistribute to hungry children. Hausmann-Johnson Insurance, located in Madison and Pewaukee, Wisconsin, has been involved in these events since 2017 and continues to work closely with the organization. They reached their goal of 500 votes and doubled their donation to reach $10,000.

Northeast Region Winners

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Amount Given

$41,500

To Charities in the Northeast region

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Participating Agents
Pedaling for a Parkinson’s cure 2

Advantage Insurance

New England Parkinson’s Ride

Merrimack, NH

Advantage Insurance owners Chris and Terry Woods, along with Chris’s parents, Edna and Bob, founded the ride in 2008 because there was no other cycling event supporting Parkinson’s research in the Northeast. Open to cyclists of all ages and abilities, the ride has created a sense of community among people affected by the struggles of living with Parkinson’s Disease. They reached their goal of 500 votes and doubled their donation to reach $10,000.

Northwest Region Winners

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Amount Given

$40,000

To Charities in the Northwest region

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Participating Agents
Stepping up to meet new challenges 1

McClain Insurance Services

Cocoon House

Everett, WA

Every night, up to 400 teens in Snohomish County, Washington, are homeless—and for 30 years, Cocoon House has been the only organization in the area that exclusively serves them. In 2020, though, the pandemic changed everything—forcing significant operational changes at the same time the need for services was growing. And longtime supporters like McClain Insurance Services in Everett, Washington, rose to the occasion. They reached their goal of 500 votes and doubled their donation to reach $10,000.

Southeast Region Winners

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Amount Given

$60,000

To Charities in the Southeast region

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Participating Agents
Protecting children from harm 6

Dan Thompson Agency

SAFEchild

Raleigh, NC

Dan Thompson, owner of Dan Thompson Agency, first got involved with SAFEchild sixteen years ago when his agency sponsored a bowling fundraiser event. In the years that followed, Thompson became a mentor for the Nurturing Group, which helps parents and their six- to eight-year-old children break cycles of violence within families. Other Dan Thompson Agency employees joined as SAFEchild mentors, too.They reached their goal of 500 votes and doubled their donation to reach $10,000.