Oliver Insurance needs your vote by October 31 to win $10,000 for the Wayne Oliver Foundation. Read about the agency and nonprofit’s commitment to supporting the ALS Association and a variety of other local causes. Then vote for them by using the social media share buttons or by leaving a comment when you reach the end of this story.
A local force for good
The Wayne Oliver Foundation was founded in 2014 by Ryan Oliver following the death of his father, Wayne Oliver, the founder of Oliver Insurance. Wayne was a beloved philanthropist and business owner, and the foundation was created to honor his commitment to the business community, schools and youth sports programs of Canby, OR. It’s also a celebration and expression of Wayne’s ethic of giving back to the community in a variety of ways, large and small.
Since 2014, the foundation has distributed more than $90,000 to local entities such as the ALS Association of Oregon and SW Washington, the Canby Volunteer Firefighter Association, youth baseball and other causes.
The foundation’s main fundraiser is its annual golf tournament, the Wayne-O Golf Classic, which is organized and hosted by the agency’s seven employees. Now in its ninth year, the tournament raises money to support the local ALS Foundation chapter. Oliver Insurance employees also participate in the annual ALS walk and fundraiser to help raise even more money for ALS research.
In addition, the agency also donates $10 for every referral it gets from customers to a different nonprofit each quarter.
“All of us at Oliver Insurance are proud to celebrate and continue my father’s legacy of community service. He led by example and the foundation works to keep his generous spirit of giving alive.”
– Ryan Oliver, President, Oliver Insurance
A commitment to kids
Oliver Insurance also has a special relationship with Canby Junior Baseball, an organization that Wayne supported for decades. Over the years, Wayne donated uniforms, volunteered as a coach and served on the league’s board of directors. In recognition of this unwavering commitment to kids, a Wayne-O logo patch – a sketch of Wayne’s smiling face, is sewn on the arm of each player’s uniform. In 2015, Canby High School rededicated the varsity baseball field to The Wayne Oliver Field, in honor of his impact to not only youth baseball, but the high school program as well.
Keeping the spirit of giving alive
A $10,000 donation from Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance would help the Wayne Oliver Foundation continue to support youth baseball as well as extend its giving to other local nonprofits. Help Oliver Insurance win another $5,000 for the Wayne Oliver Foundation by leaving a comment below and sharing their story to social media using the buttons to the left.
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