OneBeacon Awards Sixteen College Scholarships

blog_scholarship_programWe are excited to announce the winners of this year’s annual college scholarship program!  For the 15th consecutive year, OneBeacon has awarded $2,000 scholarships to 16 high-school seniors. Eight of these awards were given to our producers’ children, while the other eight were given to the children of OneBeacon employees.

The winning recipients were selected based on criteria including their academic performance, leadership roles and participation in school, as well as community activities. The program is administered by Scholarship Management Services®, a nonprofit scholarship program administrator, and funded by our Charitable Trust.

View the list of winners in our news release>>

2017 OneBeacon Scholarship Winners Announced

blog_scholarship_programWe are thrilled to announce the winners of our 14th annual college scholarship program! Eight of these $2,000 scholarships were awarded to our employees’ children, and eight to our producers’ children.

Winners were selected based on criteria including their academic performance, leadership roles and participation in school and community activities. The program is administered by Scholarship Management Services®, a nonprofit scholarship program administrator, and funded by our Charitable Trust.

View the list of winners in our news release>>

2016 Holiday Poll Results

We are pleased to share the results of our 2016 holiday donation poll! Based on your votes, the OneBeacon Charitable Trust will allocate $10,000 among three national nonprofits as follows:

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This holiday season, the OneBeacon Charitable Trust also donated $50,000 to nonprofits across the country. These organizations were chosen by local OneBeacon offices, with the donations impacting  nonprofits that are important to those communities. Check out our Way to Give blog for a full listing of the organizations and the sponsoring OneBeacon office.

Holiday Donation Poll Results!

We are pleased to share the results of our 2015 holiday donation poll! Based on your votes, the OneBeacon Charitable Trust is allocating $30,000 among three national nonprofits as follows:

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Over the holidays, the OneBeacon Charitable Trust also contributed donations totaling $50,000 to nonprofits across the country, specifically in local communities where OneBeacon has a presence. Below is a list of the 25 nonprofits we were pleased to support, with the sponsoring office noted in parentheses. Local employees from these offices helped identify worthy organizations where they may volunteer or offer support, or that is simply recognized for helping a meaningful cause.

  • American Cancer Society (New York City, NY)
  • American Legion Post #225 (Canton, MA)
  • Annapolis Area Ministries Inc. (Annapolis, MD)
  • Boys Hope Girls Hope of Illinois (Chicago, IL)
  • Cavalry Children’s Home (Alpharetta & Atlanta, GA)
  • Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (Los Angeles & Anaheim, CA)
  • Clarity Child Guidance Center (San Antonio, TX)
  • Coats of Kindness (Plymouth, MN)
  • Dorothy Day Center (Plymouth, MN)
  • Ellie Fund (Canton, MA)
  • Food Bank of the Rockies (Denver, CO)
  • Food Share (Farmington, CT)
  • Granara-Skerry Trust (Canton, MA)
  • Harvesters (Overland Park, KS)
  • Holy Trinity Parish Food (New York City, NY)
  • Interfaith Food Pantry (Morristown, NJ)
  • National MS of Greater New England (Canton, MA)
  • Pathways for Children, Inc. (Quincy, MA)
  • San Francisco Food Bank (San Francisco, CA)
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital (Seattle, WA)
  • Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital (Canton, MA)
  • Southwest Virginia Second Harvest Food Bank (Salem, VA)
  • The Home for Little Wanderers (Boston, MA)
  • Toys for Tots (Plymouth, MN)
  • Wounded Warrior Project (Blue Bell, PA & New York City, NY)

“Why OneBeacon” Video: Hear From Our Employees!

Recently, we hosted a fundraising event in our Canton, Mass. office to benefit the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF). During the outing, Nicole Anacleto-Tosca of our Recruiting group asked a few employees “why OneBeacon,” or in other words, what makes a career within our company unique?

To hear their responses, watch the brief video clip!

Community Giving Look-Back

At OneBeacon, we are pleased to support those nonprofits that matter most to our employees and producer partners through our Charitable Trust. We also support education in the form of 16 college scholarships awarded annually, and by funding several risk-management scholarships at colleges offering such programs.  We invite you to review our year of giving as documented in our 2014 Charitable Trust Annual Report that is now available on our website. Printed copies may be obtained by contacting us at charitabletrust@onebeacon.com. We are very proud of our community’s demonstrated practice of giving back. As we like to say, “Way to give!”