California agents earn Safeco Insurance® grants for seven nonprofits

SEATTLE, WA (Sept. 4, 2012) — The success of independent agents competing in the Safeco Insurance® Do Something Special contest in California will provide $17,000 in donations to seven local nonprofit organizations.

“Safeco has a tradition of celebrating agents who make a difference in their community through not only volunteer efforts but also an insurance business that provides local advice and service, so we are happy to recognize seven winning agents in the Do Something Special contest with grants to their favorite charities,” said Kimberly Kunody, Safeco’s regional marketing director for California.

The Do Something Special contest is a friendly competition between local independent insurance agents that’s designed to build both business and community. Contest winners and the nonprofits receiving donations from Safeco are as follows:

$5,000 Grant Winner

Agency: More Choices Insurance Agency; Charity: Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Sacramento Valley Affiliate

$2,000 Grant Winners

  • Agency: Gil Lemus Insurance Agency; Charity: Alzheimer’s Association Inland Empire
  • Agency: Thomco Associates Insurance; Charity: ALS Foundation, Golden West Chapter, Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Agency: R.L. Milsner, Inc. Insurance Brokerage; Charity: Foster A Dream
  • Agency: Nickerson Insurance; Charity: Toberman Neighborhood Center
  • Agency: Robertson Taylor CA Insurance Brokers; Charity: The Bogart Pediatric Cancer Research Program
  • Agency: Rogers & Co.; Charity: Boxer Rescue LA

About Safeco Insurance

In business since 1923 and based in Boston, Mass., Safeco Insurance sells personal automobile, homeowners and specialty products through a network of more than 10,000 independent insurance agencies throughout the United States. Safeco is a Liberty Mutual Insurance company.

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