2021 Agent Giving annual report
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.
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.
Pacific Region Winners
Boys and Girls Club of the Foothills
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.
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Central Region Winners
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
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh and Morgantown
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
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
Blessings in a Backpack Waukesha County
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
New England Parkinson’s Ride
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
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
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.