Marshall & Sterling Insurance and the Selective Insurance Group Foundation (Foundation) partnered to support the efforts of Gateway Community Industries through $1,500 in financial support. Gateway was selected by Marshall & Sterling for the support as part of the Selective “President’s Club Matching Gift” initiative, which allows premier agents the opportunity to make an impact in the communities where they live and work by providing a donation with matching gift from the Foundation.
The President’s Club Matching Gifts program is run by the Selective Insurance Group Foundation which is a philanthropic affiliate of Selective Insurance Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SIGI). Together with President's Club agencies, such as Marshall & Sterling Insurance, the Foundation has supported thousands of community-based and national nonprofits in regions across the country since the initiative began in 2002.
“Marshall & Sterling is very proud to partner with Selective Insurance Group Foundation in supporting organizations that make a positive impact on our community” said Tim Dean, President of Marshall & Sterling.
The financial support includes a $1,000 sponsorship from Marshall & Sterling Insurance, matched by a $500 gift from The Selective Insurance Group Foundation. The grant will help Gateway Community Industry’s efforts to assist people in choosing, acquiring, using, and maintaining the skills and supports necessary to achieve success and satisfaction in their lives.
“Our network of President’s Club agents has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to supporting their local communities in ways that reach far beyond their insurance enterprises,” said Chuck Musilli, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, Distribution Strategies, Selective. “Together with Marshall & Sterling, we are proud to award a grant to Gateway to help further its mission in supporting the greater Kingston community.”
Now in its eighteenth year, the Selective President’s Club Matching Gift program has more than doubled in size and scale. It has grown from supporting organizations in 11 states in 2002 to reaching charities in 23 states and the District of Columbia in 2018. With the help of 94 of Selective’s top agencies, the program granted more than $45,000 to more than 100 charities in 2018. The initiative aims to support community-based organizations with a variety of missions such as civic organizations, conservation and environmental agencies, educational entities, food banks and shelters, hospitals and hospice centers, military support services and others.
About Marshall & Sterling Insurance
Founded in 1864, Marshall & Sterling Insurance is currently ranked 32nd among more than 40,000 privately held insurance agencies in the United States*, with total annual written premiums in excess of $700 million. An 100% employee-owned company with more than 450 insurance specialists in 26 branch offices in New York, California, Michigan, Florida, Virginia and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Marshall & Sterling has been recognized for exceptional insurance services and best practices throughout the nation and remains closely tied to the communities it serves. More at www.marshallsterling.com
Selective Insurance Group, Inc. is a holding company for ten property and casualty insurance companies rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best. Through independent agents, the insurance companies offer standard and specialty insurance for commercial and personal risks, and flood insurance underwritten by the National Flood Insurance Program. Selective maintains a website at www.Selective.com.
* Source: Insurance Journal Rankings