GuideOne Foundation Announces New MyCause Awards Program to Honor Unsung Heroes; Seeks Nominations

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Winner Will Receive a $5,000 Donation to the Charity of their Choice

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The GuideOne Foundation is pleased to be able to offer this awards program to honor and show our appreciation to those who are focused on the betterment of others in thier community.

The GuideOne Foundation is pleased to announce today the launch of the MyCause Awards program in Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio and Oregon. This program seeks to recognize and honor unsung heroes who have done something tremendous to better the lives of others in their community. In conjunction with GuideOne Insurance’s MyCause Auto endorsement, this program aims to distinguish individuals who go above and beyond to give back and make a difference in the lives of others. The details of the program are as follows:

  •     Individuals must be nominated for this award. (Nominations can come from anyone whether they are affiliated with GuideOne Insurance or not).
  •     All nominations will be reviewed by a Selection Committee and narrowed down to five finalists.
  •     The finalists and their stories will be posted on and an online voting campaign will begin.
  •     Based on the results of the online voting, one winner will be designated in each eligible state. This person will receive a $5,000 donation from the GuideOne Foundation in their name to the charity of their choice.

“As a company committed to social responsibility, the GuideOne Foundation believes in and supports individuals who give back to their local communities,” said Jim Wallace, president of the Foundation, and chairman, president and CEO of GuideOne Insurance. “We are pleased to be able to offer this awards program to honor and show our appreciation to those who are focused on the betterment of others and display the brave characteristics of unsung heroes.”

The deadline to nominate someone for the MyCause Awards is Oct. 15, 2015. More information about the program, including the online nomination form, process, eligibility guidelines and timeline, can be found on under the GuideOne Foundation page. Nominations are currently only being accepted in Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio and Oregon. Please check in early 2016 for when the awards program will be available in additional states.

Founded in 1947 and headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa, GuideOne Insurance is one of the nation's largest church insurers, with about 49,000 church policyholders. GuideOne also insures private schools and higher education institutions, as well as senior living communities. In 1999, the company created the GuideOne Center for Risk Management in order to help churches and faith-based organizations safeguard their ministries. This effort was expanded in 2008 with the launch of SafeChurch, the most comprehensive church risk management online resource available. GuideOne's personal lines products include auto and homeowners insurance. GuideOne is licensed to do business in all 50 states and markets its products and services through nearly 2,700 independent and career agents. The company carries an A "Excellent" rating from A.M. Best. For more information, visit

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