QBE Foundation Awards Grants to 14 Charities

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The QBE Foundation has awarded nearly $60,000 in grants to programs provided by 14 charitable organizations across the country.

The QBE Foundation has awarded nearly $60,000 in grants to programs provided by 14 charitable organizations across the country. They are:

  •     American Cancer Society, Stephenson County, Ill. – Relay for Life
  •     Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County, Madison, Wis. – General support
  •     Brain Tumor Foundation, Atlanta – Brain and spinal cord tumor research support
  •     Camp Dream Foundation, Georgia – Leadership program for children and young adults with disabilities
  •     Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Wash. – Matching scholarship grant
  •     The Extension, Marietta, Ga. – Support for chemical dependency rehabilitation services
  •     Feeding America, nationwide – Support for hunger relief
  •     Forum School, Waldwick, N.J. – Day school support for children with developmental disabilities who are unable to attend public schools
  •     Insurance Federation of NY/YES!Solutions, Inc., Mt Vernon, N.Y. – Internships for disadvantaged students
  •     Junior Achievement of Dallas – Support for global economy education program
  •     Long Beach Lido Little League, Long Beach, N.Y. – Team sponsorship
  •     Muscular Dystrophy Association, nationwide – Support for research
  •     Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, nationwide – Research, patient support and community outreach
  •     Special Olympics of Wisconsin – Support for sports training and competition programs

Foundation Chair Sue Harnett says she’s pleased with the wide variety of support for programs provided by organizations that were nominated by QBE employees. “It’s absolutely wonderful to see the enthusiasm employees have for their favorite charities,” she says. “I’m proud the foundation is making better lives possible for people in the communities QBE serves.”

About QBE
QBE’s North America operations are part of QBE Insurance Group Limited, one of the top 20 insurers and reinsurers worldwide. QBE Insurance Group’s 2012 results can also be found at http://www.qbena.com. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, QBE operates out of 48 countries around the globe, with a presence in every key insurance market. The North America operation, headquartered in New York, conducts business through various property and casualty insurance subsidiaries. QBE insurance companies are rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best and “A+” by Standard & Poor’s.

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