Dunebrook Receives Grant from General Insurance Services and Westfield Insurance Foundation

June 14, 2018 - Michigan City, IN – Dunebrook recently received a $4,000 grant from General Insurance Services and Westfield Insurance Foundation as part of the Westfield Legacy of Caring program. This grant will help support Dunebrook’s mission of helping parents build healthier, happier families. At Westfield, it’s more than writing insurance policies. Helping friends and neighbors during times of need is at the core of the Westfield Insurance Foundation. Each year, Westfield independent insurance agents are invited to nominate a local nonprofit for the Legacy of Caring program. The program invests in communities and helps impact disaster recovery, family stability or safety, and programs that invest in attracting and developing talent to insurance as a career.  

“At General Insurance Services, it is our responsibility to be a good neighbor and do our part to help strengthen the communities we call home,” said Craig Menne, President. We are proud of our collaboration with Westfield and the collective impact to critically important initiatives that are essential to so many people in our own backyard.”

“It is in this spirit of community responsibility that General Insurance Services and Westfield Insurance Foundation’s grant will support Dunebrook. Working together, we not only prevent child abuse and its negative impact, but significantly, and for generations to come, provide better educated parenting/coping skills that strengthen families and consequently build safer, happier communities,” said Jeanne Ann Cannon, Executive Director at Dunebrook.

This year, the Westfield Insurance Foundation donated more than $500,000 to neighborhoods across the country. General Insurance Services is one of 88 agencies in 17 states donating to 95 nonprofits, including Dunebrook, for the Westfield Legacy of Caring grant program. Awarding grants through the program is an extension of the fundamental role that insurance plays every day in stabilizing families, businesses and communities in times of uncertainty. Westfield is proud to work with their independent agents in distributing nearly $1.8 million in the last four years.

“Our agency partners are one of our greatest assets and we appreciate their dedication to their own communities,” said Ed Largent, Westfield President, CEO, board chair and Westfield Insurance Foundation chairman.  “Our agents care and work hard to protect our customers, and the Legacy of Caring grant program helps build brighter futures in their own communities.” 

About General Insurance Services

General Insurance Services has been serving Northwest Indiana for over 80 years, offering a wide range of insurance products including Personal, Commercial, and Life & Health options. General Insurance Services strives to be a resource for all forms of insurance and risk management, and is committed to the highest standards of service, integrity and responsiveness. For more information, please visit www.genins.com.

About Dunebrook

Dunebrook provides parent support and family strengthening through home visitation and parenting classes and child advocacy services. For more information about programs, volunteer opportunities and ways to support Dunebrook, please call Pam Henderson at 800.897.0007 or visit www.dunebrook.org.

About Westfield Insurance Foundation
Westfield Insurance Foundation was established in 2005 as an independent private foundation endowed by Westfield Insurance. In keeping with the values of Westfield Insurance, the Foundation exists as a dedicated community and industry partner; concentrating resources to have an impact on safety, disaster relief and family stability. The Foundation donates over $3 million annually to a variety of charities.

About Westfield
Westfield was founded in 1848 by a small group of hard-working farmers who believed in the promise of the future and the power of the individual. Today, as one of the nation’s leading property and casualty (P&C) companies, we remain true to their vision and are dedicated to your protection and prosperity and to the progress of our community. Visit westfieldinsurance.com for more information.

Kara Moon