2013 Safeco Insurance
Make More Happen Awards

Votes from community supporters across the country pushed four volunteer groups to the top in the Safeco Insurance Make More Happen contest and earned a total of $40,000 for the charities they support.

The top vote-getters in Safeco’s Make More Happen vote-off and the nonprofit organizations that will each receive a $10,000 donation from Safeco Insurance are:

  • Agency: J. Smith Lanier & Co., Columbus, Ga. (Make More Happen Award nomination submitted by Bill Sturkie, corporate director, personal lines)
    Charity: Brain Tumor Foundation for Children, Atlanta
  • Agency: Kilian Insurance Service, Glendale, Wis. (Make More Happen Award nomination submitted by Mary Beth Kilian, owner)
    Charity: United Performing Arts Fund, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Agency: Hunter-Williams Insurance Agency, Inc., Portsmouth, Ohio (Make More Happen Award nomination submitted by Mark S. Hunter, owner)
    Charity: Steven A Hunter Hope Fund, Portsmouth, Ohio
  • Agency: Miller Insurance, Tualatin, Ore. (Make More Happen Award nomination submitted by Ryan Miller, president)
    Charity: Tualatin School House Pantry, Tualatin, Ore.

The four winners were selected during a three-week online voting event featuring the volunteer impact of 23 independent insurance agencies that received a Safeco Insurance Make More Happen Award.

The Make More Happen Award recognizes the community commitment of Safeco’s independent agent partners with a donation of $2,000 to the charities supported by their volunteer efforts.

A total of 57 insurance agencies countrywide were selected for a Make More Happen Award in 2013 based on their community volunteerism. The charities they supported are listed below each agency.

*Designates an agency entered in the Safeco Insurance Make More Happen vote-off.

Volunteers from the Wilkinson Barneson Insurance Agency, Whittier, Calif., 2013

California Region

Aldrich/Taylor Insurance, Burbank, Calif.
Charity: Burbank Police Foundation, Burbank, Calif.

*Associated Insurance Services, Inc., Westlake Village, Calif.
Boys & Girls Club of Moorpark, Calif. 

Partee Insurance Associates
, Covina, Calif.
Downtown Women’s Center, Los Angeles, Calif.

Pexa Insurance Agency / PIA Professional Insurance Associates, Roseville, Calif.
The First Tee of Greater Sacramento, Sacramento, Calif.

RBP Insurance Services
, Santa Clarita, Calif.
Soroptimist International of Greater Santa Clarita Valley, Santa Clarita, Calif. 

Rio Mesa Insurance Agency
, Clovis, Calif.
Church World Services Crop Walk

Momentous Insurance Brokerage
, Van Nuys, Calif.
The Painted Turtle, Santa Monica, Calif. 

Temecula Insurance Services, Temecula, Calif.

Our Nicholas Foundation, Temecula, Calif. 

Wilkinson Barneson Insurance Agency, Whittier, Calif.
Penn Rehabilitation Center, Whittier, Calif.  

Central Region

*The Fite Agency, Rockwall, Texas
Rockwall County Historical Foundation, Rockwall, Texas</p>

*J.W. Terrill, St. Louis, Mo.
Shalom House, St. Louis, Mo.

Practical Insurance Solutions, LLC, Wentzville, Mo.
Friends of Wentzville Parks, Wentzville, Mo.

Stoerner & Havas, North Little Rock, Ariz.
Community School of Cleburne County, Heber Springs, Ariz.

*TexStar Integra Insurance Services, Lakeway, Texas
Rotary Club of Lakeway, Lake Travis Foundation, Inc., Lakeway, Texas

TWFG Insurance Services, Fort Worth, Texas
Kids Who Care, Fort Worth, Texas

Employees from the Berry Insurance Group, Terrace Park, Ohio, volunteering at the Stepping Stones Center in Cincinnati

Mid-Atlantic Region

Access Insurance Agency, Harrisburg, Pa.
Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House, Philadelphia, Pa.

*Berry Insurance Group, Terrace Park, Ohio
Stepping Stones Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

Generations Insurance Group, Warren, Ohio
American Cancer Society, Canfield, Ohio

*Hunter-Williams Insurance Agency, Inc., Portsmouth, Ohio
Steven A Hunter Hope Fund, Portsmouth, Ohio

*Huntington Insurance, Inc., Wooster, Ohio
Pelotonia, Columbus, Ohio

Insurance Solutions of NCO, LLC, Sandusky, Ohio
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie-Seneca Counties, Sandusky, Ohio

Trident Insurance Agency Co., Cherry Hill, N.J.
American Cancer Society

The Wiseman Agency Inc., Gallipolis, Ohio 
Gallia County Snack Pack Organization, Gallipolis, Ohio 

Midwest Region

*Advocate Insurance Group, Inc., Buffalo Grove, Ill.
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

E.J. Coyne & Company, Inc., Park Ridge, Ill.
Avenues to Independence, Park Ridge, Ill.

*Kilian Insurance Service, Glendale, Wis.
United Performing Arts Fund, Milwaukee, Wis.

McBride Insurance Company, Glen Ellyn, Ill.
Teen Parent Connection, Glen Ellyn, Ill.

McCoy Insurance Services, Galena, Ill.
American Heart Association

*Old National Insurance, Terre Haute, Ind.
Happiness Bag Inc., Terre Haute, Ind.

PCG Agencies Inc., St. Paul, Minn.
Feed My Starving Children, Coon Rapids, Minn.

Employees from the McCullough Insurance Agency, Flagstaff, Ariz., volunteering at the Special Olympics Arizona

Mountain Region

*Associates Insurance Group, Greenwood Village, Colo.
Family Tree Inc., Wheat Ridge, Colo.

Brown and Brown of NM, Albuquerque, N.M.
Career Guidance Institute, Albuquerque, N.M.

Canyon Lands Insurance, Mesa, Ariz.
Gabriel’s Angels, Phoenix, Ariz.

*McCullough Insurance Agency, Flagstaff, Ariz.
Special Olympics Arizona – Mountain Area, Flagstaff, Ariz.

Pat Campbell Insurance, Las Cruces, N.M.
Toys for Tots Foundation, Las Cruces, N.M.

*Rick Baker & Associates Insurance, Boulder, Colo.
Davis Phinney Foundation, Boulder, Colo. 

Northeast Region

*Atlantic Advisers Insurance Agency, Norwell, Mass.
South Shore Natural Science Center, Norwell, Mass.

Lupton and Luce, Inc., Riverhead, N.Y.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

*Shimkus, Murphy & Lemkuil, Inc., Hartford, Conn.
Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance, West Hartford, Conn.

Employees from Miller Insurance volunteering at the Tualatin School House Pantry, Tualatin, Ore.

Northwest Region

*Callis & Associates, Inc., Port Angeles, Wash.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula, Sequim, Wash.

Castell Insurance, Sequim, Wash.
Dungeness Valley Health and Wellness Clinic, Sequim, Wash.

Cogswell Insurance Agency, LLC, Great Falls, Mont.
Great Falls Lions — Special Olympics, Great Falls, Mont.

Fournier Insurance Solutions, University Place, Wash.
Washington Women’s Employment & Education, Tacoma, Wash.

Gellor Insurance, Inc., Port Angeles, Wash.
Kiwanis Port Angeles/Camp Beausite Northwest, Chimacum, Wash.

Jennings Insurance, Portland, Ore.
Community Transitional School, Portland, Ore.

*Miller Insurance, Tualatin, Ore.
Tualatin School House Pantry, Tualatin, Ore.

*Payne West Insurance Agency, Medford, Ore.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Medford, Ore.

Sav-on Insurance Agencies, Des Moines, Wash.
Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System, University of Washington Foundation, Seattle, Wash.

Western Pacific Insurance Group, Mill Creek, Wash.
Hope Creek Charitable Foundation, Bothell, Wash.

Southeast Region

BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company, Fort Myers, Fla.
Voices for Kids of Southwest Florida, Fort Myers, Fla.

The Benn Agency, Decatur, Ga.
Boys to Men Christian Mentors, Inc., Stone Mountain, Ga.

Brightway Insurance Ponte Vedra, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Folds of Honor Foundation

*Fox/Everett, Ridgeland, Miss.
Central MS Steel Magnolias Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Jackson, Miss.

*J. Smith Lanier & Co., Columbus, Ga.
Brain Tumor Foundation for Children, Atlanta

NBOA Marine Insurance Agency, Sarasota, Fla.
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Northern Florida, Maitland, Fla.

Reliable Insurance Agency, Inc., Lenoir, N.C.
Caldwell County Habitat for Humanity, Inc., Lenoir, N.C.

*Schlitt Insurance Services, Inc., Vero Beach, Fla.
SafeSpace Inc., Stuart, Fla.

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