independent agents support communities with Safeco Make More Happen awards
PCRG Insurance presents Safeco donation
May 14, 2018
By Safeco
You already know that working with an independent agent is the best way to add ease, choice, and expert advice to the insurance-buying process. But did you know that it can be a great way to support your community as well?

Across the country, many of these agents are making a difference by volunteering their time, raising money, and creating awareness for deserving nonprofits and local causes.

At Safeco, we’re proud to partner with these agents from a business perspective—but we take even greater pride in rewarding their efforts to build stronger communities. That’s why we created the Agent Giving Program, which recognizes the volunteer work of independent agents and provides financial awards to the nonprofits they support.

Make More Happen Award winners can earn up to $10,000 for their cause, while agencies designated as Safeco Change Agents earn a donation of $2,000.

We’ve handed out eight awards so far, this year. To learn more about the winners, read on. Be sure to stay tuned for more giving goodness later in 2018!

Make More Happen Awards
PCRG Insurance Agency, Bellevue, Washington
PCRG is helping to fight cancer by supporting the Innovators Network, a group of young professionals dedicated to advancing research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Oakview Insurance Services, Yuba City, California
Oakview works with Clothes for Kids to offer local children in need a free, fun shopping experience for new back-to-school clothing.

L.H. Brenner, Inc., New Haven, Connecticut
L.H. Brenner is involved with Food4Kids New Haven, which provides children in the area’s public schools with a bag of nutritious food to take home each weekend.

Bilz Insurance, Covington, Kentucky
Bilz supports the Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky (ESNKY), which provides shelter and food to those who are seeking housing, employment and better health.

independent agents present Safeco donation
Matt Dent, Safeco Insurance territory manager, presented a $10,000 Make More Happen Award donation to Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky on behalf of Bilz Insurance. From left to right: Karen Toll, personal lines manager, Bilz Insurance, ESNKY’s Brittney Kane, operations manager, executive director Kim M. Webb, and Bridget Kubera, commercial lines account manager, Bilz Insurance.

Bill White Insurance Agency, Springfield, Missouri
Bill White Insurance is a supporter of Don’t Meth With MO, a program that works to change the conversation about drugs and help young people say “no” to methamphetamine.

Killingsworth Agency, Brooksville, Florida
Through its support of Operation Heart F.E.L.T., Killingsworth helps provide nutritious meals to underprivileged children in local schools—many of whom are homeless or displaced.

Safeco Change Agents
Langlois Insurance Agency, New Lenox, Illinois
Langlois Insurance partners with a local charity (Eat. Pray. Dean.) to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Langlois Insurance Agency presents Safeco donation
(from left to right) Matt Langlois and Erin Haughton-Langlois, owners of Langlois Insurance Agency with their sons Alex and Andrew, along with Safeco Insurance Territory Manager, Cathy Koenig, present a $2,000 check to Erin Burns, founder of “Eat. Pray. Dean.” and her son Dean.

Premier Southwest Insurance Group, Scottsdale, Arizona
Premier employees volunteer and participate in fundraising events for the Arizona chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Congratulations to these great agencies! And remember, for every winner shown here, there are many deserving agencies who work hard to make the world a better place. How does your local independent agent support your community? Let us know at !