Zurich makes a difference in the lives of San Antonio boys and girls
Schaumburg, IL, April 19, 2018
Insurance provider makes donation to local Boys & Girls Clubs during RIMS Conference
Zurich North America, a leading provider of property and casualty insurance and a company dedicated to improving the lives of children and families, has made a ,000 donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio.
Paul Horgan, Head of North America Commercial Insurance for Zurich North America, announced the donation at a special dinner for Zurich customers on April 17 during the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) Conference, which took place this year in San Antonio April 15-18.
One of Zurich’s three community investment focus areas is working to ensure the health and welfare of children in need. To help meet that need in the San Antonio area, Zurich made the donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio on behalf of its RIMS attendees and guests attending Zurich-hosted events.
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio is dedicated to enhancing the educational, social, and moral development of San Antonio’s youth, ages six to 18 years old. The donation will go towards the organization’s innovative Great Futures Program providing afterschool and summer programs to more than 8,900 school-aged children each year. From daily homework help to college prep, the Great Futures Program emphasizes academic success, healthy lifestyles and character development.
“I am proud that Zurich can contribute to the tradition of the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio by helping to ensure that every kid that walks through their doors is on track to graduate high school on time with a plan for their future whether it be higher education, technical school, employment or military,” said Paul Horgan, head of North America Commercial Insurance, Zurich North America.
“The major school districts served by Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio report that 83 percent of their students are considered economically disadvantaged, with an average 30 percent of adults having no high school diploma. These factors can contribute to a bleak future outlook for many youth in San Antonio but with the help of our afterschool programs, at-risk youth are staying in school, getting involved in their communities and graduating with a plan for their future. We are honored to be recognized by our community partner Zurich Insurance with this generous donation to our Great Futures program,” said Sonia Lopez, Director of Development for Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio.
In 2017 Zurich demonstrated its commitment to the communities where we live and work through more than ,000 derived from 18,159 volunteer hours donated by 1,912 employees through more than 415 service projects.
Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) is a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. With about 53,000 employees, it provides a wide range of property and casualty, and life insurance products and services in more than 210 countries and territories. Zurich’s customers include individuals, small businesses, and mid-sized and large companies, as well as multinational corporations. The Group is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1872. The holding company, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd (ZURN), is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and has a level I American Depositary Receipt (ZURVY) program, which is traded over-the-counter on OTCQX. Further information about Zurich is available at www.zurich.com.
In North America, Zurich is a leading commercial property-casualty insurance provider serving the global corporate, large corporate, middle market, specialties and programs sectors through the individual member companies of Zurich in North America, including Zurich American Insurance Company. Life insurance and disability coverage issued in the United States in all states except New York is issued by Zurich American Life Insurance Company, an Illinois domestic life insurance company. In New York, life insurance and disability coverage is issued by Zurich American Life Insurance Company of New York, a New York domestic life insurance company. For more information about the products and services it offers and people Zurich employs around the world go to www.zurichna.com. 2012 marked Zurich's 100-year anniversary of insuring America and the success of its customers, shareholders and employees.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio
Today, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio serves more than 8,300 Club members annually, ages 6 – 18, and operates six branch locations in the city of San Antonio. The Boys Clubs opened in San Antonio in 1939 and was located on Dolorosa Street. Over the years the clubs grew in stature, membership and facilities. So much that in 1963, Congressman Henry B. Gonzalez presented then President John F. Kennedy with a gavel and handmade box created by the members in their woodworking shop. In 1976, girls were invited to become members and the name of the clubs was officially changed in 1991 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio.
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio is proud to be a part of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, a 151 year old national movement that serves 4.2 million youth with 51,000 trained professional staff members at some 4,000 clubs in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and military bases around the world. Originally formed in 1860 in Hartford, CT, by a group of women as a positive alternative to the streets for boys, it became an affiliated organization in 1906 in Boston, MA when 53 clubs joined to become the Federated Boys Club. Having become the Boys Club of America in 1931 and was chartered by the United States Congress in 1956. The national organization officially became the Boys & Girls Clubs of America in 1991.