Service above self

The Richards Group needs your vote by Sept. 30th to win $10,000 for the Rotary Club of Deerfield Valley. Read about their amazing dedication to providing service to others in their community. Then vote for them by using the social media share buttons or by leaving a comment when you reach the end of their story.

The Richards Group in Brattleboro, Vermont has always been operated by people who feel that it’s important to give back to their community however possible. For this reason, the agency got connected with the Rotary Club of Deerfield Valley, a small, local organization that has consistently done big things for the people of southern Vermont.

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Stephanie Staib and Haleigh Corbosiero from The Richards Group work with Tony Hemmelgarn from the Rotary Club of Deerfield Valley to raffle off prizes and serve food from a local restaurant at the 2022 Putt and Pour fundraiser.

Providing service to the community

The Rotary Club of Deerfield Valley uses an assortment of strategies to support their community, ensuring that all the funds raised by the club are poured back into a broad variety of grants, scholarships and more. They provide winter coats for students and handmake soft hats for patients undergoing chemotherapy. They work with the Lions Club to provide food gift baskets during the holidays. They provide student support to help understand the concept and implementation of philanthropy. They offer support to organizations as varied as the local Humane Society to adaptive sports programs.

The organization is dedicated to providing service above self, combining the efforts of local business, professional and community leaders to promote integrity and advance goodwill and peace throughout the area. The Richards Group has supported them for years, with multiple members of the agency volunteering and working as active members of the club.

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A hole-in-one fundraiser

One example of a major partnership between The Richards Group and the Rotary Club of Deerfield Valley was a golf-putting contest called the Putt and Pour fundraiser. Staff members were given time off for the day to volunteer and play at the event, where they raffled off prizes and provided useful information about the causes supported by the club.

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Regina Werner, commercial lines service manager at The Richards Group, marches with other Rotary Club of Deerfield Valley members in their Fourth of July parade.

“The commitment to the event from our agency really helped make it a success.”

—Jessica Kain, personal lines account manager of The Richards Group

“The commitment to the event from our agency really helped make it a success,” said Jessica Kain, personal lines account manager at The Richards Group and chair on the club’s Insurance Committee.

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Supporting many causes

Each year, different causes receive support from the Rotary Club of Deerfield Valley. There are annual commitments made to provide food baskets for community members, scholarships for area residents in college and winter coats to adults and children. Collectively, the organization contributes over $30,000 annually to local charities and organizations, and there are always new ideas for ways to give back.

“With the pandemic, the Rotary Club’s usual fundraising style of in-person events needed to shift and the club is gaining speed with these new ideas.”

—Stephanie Staib, personal lines agent of The Richards Group

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“With the pandemic, the Rotary Club’s usual fundraising style of in-person events needed to shift and the club is gaining speed with these new ideas,” said Stephanie Staib, of The Richards Group’s personal lines new business team. “Any additional funds for these annual commitments will allow the club to provide more support for all the other causes there are in our area.”

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Annie Richards
3 days ago

Keep up the awesome work!

Lisa Edwards
5 days ago

Congrats!

Deb Bissell
12 days ago

Congratulations to everyone, great job!

Jessica Bentz
13 days ago

Good job Jess K!

Roger
13 days ago

Great job! Thank you, Richards Group, Safeco and Liberty Mutual, and especially to all our Rotarians and friends who, together, made this possible!

Diane
13 days ago

We did it!! Thank you Jessica Kain, The Richards Group and SafeCo!!

Jennifer
13 days ago

Congrats!! We got 500 votes. Thanks for supporting our community!!

Amy
13 days ago

Yay, 500 votes!!

Albert Lafleur
14 days ago

Good luck

Mark Richards
14 days ago

499 …1 more to go

Mark Richards
14 days ago

Don’t slow down…we’re almost there!!!

Annie Richards
14 days ago

Keep up the votes!!

Amy
14 days ago

So close!!!

Thelma Rich
14 days ago

You all are inspiring!

Roger Cardinal
14 days ago

Allllllmost there!!

Diane
14 days ago

We are 9 votes away!! Sooooo. excited!

Jessica Bentz
14 days ago

Vote for $$$

Wendy
14 days ago

Good Luck!

Joanna McCullough
14 days ago

Great work!

Gretchen Kellogg
14 days ago

Voted

Jessica Martin
14 days ago

Good Luck!

Karen Campbell
14 days ago

Keep Voting!

Heather Barnard
14 days ago

Such support for a great organization!

Heather Barnard
14 days ago

Keep voting!

Josie
14 days ago

Great job everyone!!!

Josie
14 days ago

Keep voting!!!

Josie
14 days ago

Keep voting!!

Jessica Kain
14 days ago

It’s happening!
I am grateful.

Roger
14 days ago

Thanks, everybody. Almost there,

john sokolowski
14 days ago

One more vote closer to the grant!!

Ilene Winters
14 days ago

Thx Jess & The Richard’s Group!!

Martha
14 days ago

Almost there, keep the votes coming!

Martha Schoonmaker
14 days ago

Keep those votes coming!

Amy
14 days ago

Great job everyone, keep voting!

Amy
14 days ago

Almost there, keep voting!

Jess kain
14 days ago

Good morning and good will to fellow man!

Ilene and Jamie Stern
14 days ago

Great story!

Diane
15 days ago

31 votes to go! Who will be number 500??

Josie
15 days ago

Thank you

Josie
15 days ago

Vote! Vote! Vote!

Ilene Winters
15 days ago

Closer than ever!

Amy
15 days ago

Good job everyone!

Jess Kain
15 days ago

grateful for the generosity and support

Amy
15 days ago

Almost there, keep voting!

Jessica Kain
15 days ago

I think this is our week peeps 🙂
Approaching the 500 Mark.
Thank you all!

Thomas ODonnell
15 days ago

So that’s what you’ve been up to, Rog!

Susan Rigg
15 days ago

Very deserving work!

Amber
15 days ago

Let’s go, almost there. Great teamwork!

Patti Long
15 days ago

Great organization!

stephanie
15 days ago

Vote!s

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