2016 College Scholarship Applications Available!

We’re excited to announce that we are once again awarding 16 college scholarships for the upcoming academic year funded through OneBeacon’s Charitable Trust. Graduating high-school seniors who are children of our employees or producers are eligible to receive these $2,000 awards. Applying is easy – simply download the application and review the program brochure!

Completed materials, including a transcript, must be submitted and postmarked no later than April 15. Materials should be mailed to:

OneBeacon Insurance Scholarship Program
Scholarship Management Services
One Scholarship Way
Saint Peter, MN 56082

Recipients will be announced in early June, and these one-time awards will apply toward the upcoming 2016-2017 academic year. Please direct all questions to the program administer, Scholarship Management Services, at 507.931.1682.

Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

 

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)

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!”

2015 OneBeacon College Scholarships

We’re excited to announce that the 2015 college scholarship application and program brochure are now available! Once again, 16 college scholarships funded by the OneBeacon Charitable Trust will be granted for the upcoming academic year.

Eligibility
Deserving members of the Class of 2015 are eligible to receive a $2,000, one-time scholarship. Recipients will be announced in early June, with eight scholarships awarded to OneBeacon employees’ children and another eight granted to our producers’ children.

Applications Due April 15
Applications along with a complete transcript must be submitted by April 15. Please send all required materials to the following address, and refer questions to Scholarship Management services at 507.931.1682.

OneBeacon Insurance Scholarship Program
Scholarship Management Services
One Scholarship Way
Saint Peter, MN 56082

Good luck to our 2015 applicants!

2014 Holiday Donations

After receiving more than 800 votes in our holiday ecard donation poll, the OneBeacon Charitable Trust was pleased to allocate $30,000 among three worthy nonprofits as follows:

Additionally, our Charitable Trust donated $51,000 to nonprofits in those communities where OneBeacon has a presence. Listed below are the 21 organizations our local offices (noted in parentheses) selected to support this holiday season:

  • American Cancer Society (New York City)
  • Annapolis Area Ministries Inc. (Annapolis, MD)
  • Boys  Hope Girls Hope of IL (Chicago)
  • Canton Area Helpline (Canton, MA)
  • Cavalry Children’s Home (Atlanta)
  • Clarity Child Guidance Center (San Antonio)
  • Dorothy Day Center -Catholic Charities of St. Paul & Minneapolis (Minnetonka, MN)
  • Father Bill’s and Main Spring (Canton, MA)
  • Food Bank of the Rockies (Denver)
  • Food Share (Farmington, CT)
  • Harvesters (Overland Park, KS)
  • Holy Trinity Parish Food (New York City)
  • Interfaith Food Pantry (Morristown, NJ)
  • Pine Street Inn (Boston)
  • RFK Center for Justice & Humanity (New York City)
  • San Francisco Food Bank (San Francisco)
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital (Seattle)
  • Sharing and Caring Hands (Mary Jo’s Place) (Minnetonka, MN)
  • Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Los Angeles)
  • SW Virginia Second Harvest Food Bank (Salem, VA)
  • The Greater Boston Food Bank (Boston)

OneBeacon was pleased to donate over $80,000 during the recent holiday season, supporting organizations that matter most to our community.

Giving Back Where it Matters Most

At OneBeacon, we’re pleased to contribute to the insurance industry’s community giving . Our efforts were recently profiled in the Insurance Information Institute’s Impact magazine, which highlights the variety of ways in which our industry gives back.

You can read about more about these initiatives on page 21 of Impact’s summer issue, along with a broad spectrum of the insurance industry’s charitable activities.

Georgia on our minds!

To help ensure the ongoing success of our industry, we appreciate opportunities to educate and mentor the next generation of insurance specialists. One recent example came through OneBeacon Technology Insurance (OBTI), which committed to a five-year sponsorship of a scholarship targeting students enrolled in the Georgia State Risk Management & Insurance program. The annual contribution is funded by the OneBeacon Charitable Trust. Recently, OBTI President John Wurzler presented the first sponsorship check to David Buechner, Director, Georgia State University Risk Management Foundation. And to reinforce our commitment, John will additionally assume a position on the Foundation’s board.

OBTI President John Wurzler (right) presents sponsorship check to Georgia State's David Buechner.

OBTI President John Wurzler (right) presents sponsorship check to Georgia State’s David Buechner.