Protection isn’t just our product
It’s our passion. That’s why Zurich employees give beyond expectations. Since 2012, our employees have volunteered 195,833 hours to nonprofits that align with our vision and values, including our six core charities, the disaster resilience nonprofit SBP, and nearly 400 local nonprofits. Since 2012, our employees have given $2.4 million during workplace fundraisers and our annual A Time for Giving campaign. Our matching gift program doubled that sum.
Alonzo’s selection as Zurich’s 2019 Volunteer of the Year is based on the critical role he has played at YANA House, an intervention recovery home in Chicago that helps men recover from drug and alcohol addiction by providing a structured, safe and affordable living environment. Alonzo has been involved with YANA House for 12 years. "Living a life of service to others has afforded me the opportunity to meet and interact with a variety of people that are now important figures in my life,” said Alonzo.
Meet our other Community Investment Volunteer Award winners
Community Impact Awards
Each year during the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, we recognize leaders of New Orleans nonprofit organizations who make significant contributions to building resilient and sustainable communities through inspirational leadership and enacting positive change. We’re proud to announce the 2019 Community Impact Award winners are Angela Kyle, co-founder of PlayBuild NOLA, and Melissa Juneau, CEO of The Emerge Center.
As co-founder of PlayBuild NOLA, Angela Kyle is dedicated to transforming the vacant lots of New Orleans into child-friendly environments with elements of an outdoor classroom. See how the organization helps children in the community.
The Emerge Center
A licensed speech-language pathologist, Melissa Juneau brings more than a background in speech therapy to her role as CEO of The Emerge Center. She helps clients achieve independence through family-centered therapy. Learn about the organization’s story.
A meeting of missions, muscle and minds: SBP
Mission-related giving and skills-based volunteering magnify our impact. That’s why we support New Orleans-based SBP, a nonprofit founded after Hurricane Katrina. Zurich teams helped SBP rebuild nearly 100 homes after Katrina and Superstorm Sandy. Then, in 2014 Zurich awarded a $3 million grant so SBP could expand its reach through disaster preparedness training. Our teams sprang into action to share their skills:
- Our Risk Engineers and Learning & Development team helped SBP develop training content.
- Our Underwriters and Predictive Analytics team helped identify communities that could benefit from the training.
- Our marketing team filmed a video to share SBP’s insights, just before the record-breaking 2017 hurricane season.
See the results of our collaboration and learn how you can prepare your home for greater resilience.
Power in numbers