A legacy of leadership

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

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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.

If your agency volunteers with a 501(c)3 nonprofit, learn how you can win a Make More Happen Award here.

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Ann Smith
1 month ago

I knew Wayne for years as his Safeco Rep in the 80s and he was all about the community then. This is a great legacy for him and wonderful for our (I eventually moved here…) community.

Marcie Stafford
1 month ago

Well deserved! Wayne loved the community and helped many.

Jefferson Stephens
1 month ago

Great customer service with great prices

Pamela Lucht
1 month ago

I did not know Wayne Oliver, but anyone who supports community and kids deserves my vote! Thank you Wayne for your service.

Tammy
1 month ago

Such a great man and love that his legacy continues through The Wayne Oliver Foundation. Thank you!!

Jessica Hansen
1 month ago

Great work!

Waite fam
1 month ago

Love this!

Chris
1 month ago

The best around!

Nancy Pickett
1 month ago

Great foundation! You get my vote!

Molly Bailey
1 month ago

Such a great such a great foundation! Thank you for all that you do.Let’s play ball!

Darla Kelley
1 month ago

Thank you for supporting our community!

Shyla Middleton
1 month ago

This is an amazing way to support the community and children!

Nerissa Frahm
1 month ago

I appreciate all that my guy has gotten through canby jr baseball!

Tyler Francke
1 month ago

Awesome work!

Brooke
1 month ago

Great work guys!

Lindsay W
1 month ago

Always supportive!

Leslie Holden
1 month ago

Thanks for supporting our community

Carrie S
1 month ago

Thank you for all of the support you give to the community!

John
1 month ago

You have my vote Team, Wayne Oliver!

David & Darlene Fuentez
1 month ago

Wonderful foundation! Thanks for everything you do in our community!

Dana Stephens
1 month ago

Such a great man and such a great foundation! Thank you for all that you do. We miss you Wayne-o!

Jenne Parker
1 month ago

Amazing family owned business that is so supportive of our community!!

Jacqueline Helbling
1 month ago

Amazing organization that makes everyone family!

Steve Adams
1 month ago

Thanks for supporting the kids.

Jo Lake
1 month ago

You get my vote!

Ryan Newsome
1 month ago

Wonderful support. Go Canby!

Brooke Henry
1 month ago

Thank you for all you do!

Mindy Brooks
1 month ago

Hope you win!!

Owen Tilden
1 month ago

Great organization, thanks Oliver Insurance.

M Tilden
1 month ago

Thank you for supporting our kids!!

Cindy Twitchell
1 month ago

Thank you for supporting our community!

Stacey Ackerman
1 month ago

Go Cougs!

Meg Hodson
1 month ago

They get my vote!

Janis Hagel
1 month ago

Thanks for supporting our Kids!

Annie Wissmiller
1 month ago

I love Oliver Insurance!

Jeremy Gates
1 month ago

Oliver Insurance and the Wayne-O foundation make Canby Junior Baseball happen. Thanks for all you do!

Judy Keeney
1 month ago

Canby is grateful for Oliver Insurance and all that they contribute to our community.

Jeremy Morrow
1 month ago

Thank you for always supporting our community.

Sarah Morrow
1 month ago

Thank you for all you do for our community!

Cathy & Dennis Corwin
1 month ago

I’m voting for Oliver insurance

Nicole Lang
1 month ago

This is awesome!

Amanda M
1 month ago

Thanks for all you do to support Canby Baseball!

Carrie Sandberg
1 month ago

Thank you for all you do in our community and for Canby Junior Baseball

Cody
1 month ago

Oliver Insurance has my vote!

emily bennett
1 month ago

go team!

Chris Babbitt
1 month ago

Thanks for all you do to support Canby Baseball!

Joshua Davis
1 month ago

Such a great foundation and huge supporter of the community.

Cheryl Stark
1 month ago

Thank you for all you do

Roman Kyllo
1 month ago

Great company, great cause!

Chareen
1 month ago

Thank you for helping Canby Baseball!

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