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Zurich Receives Several Awards from United Way of North-Northwest for the ways it Impacts the Community

Schaumburg, Ill., June 13, 2016

Zurich receives three awards from United Way, with Zurich’s Head of Community Investment receiving an individual award for leadership

Zurich Insurance today announced it received three awards from the United Way of North-Northwest that reinforces its focus on helping build sustainable communities. The awards are bestowed annually upon persons and companies that reflect the United Way’s mission: “to rejuvenate communities through giving, advocating and volunteering.”

United Way award

Two awards were given to Zurich North America, and one was given to Jillian Walsh, Zurich’s Community Investment Director on June 9, 2016. The three awards are:

  • Top Corporate Citizens Award: the award recognizes organizations that exemplify the spirit of philanthropy through financial support, employee gifts, special events, and sponsorships for United Way.
  • Executive Engagement Award: the award recognizes the company whose leadership promotes United Way’s mission, by mobilizing support within their own organization.
  • Catherine Lee Award: named in recognition and memory of the outstanding North-Northwest Board Member, the award recognizes the individual, company, or program that works throughout the year to engage, educate and inspire employees to invest in their community.

“With no funding in a budget for human services currently in the state of Illinois, never before has there been such an important time in our state to band together with corporate sponsors like Zurich Insurance,” said Wendy DuBoe, president and CEO of the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago. “It was an honor to recognize Zurich for helping United Way tackle neighborhood goals together; deliver services together; and measure the impact together. Zurich has set the bar for living ‘United’ in the community.”

“It is an honor to receive the Catherine Lee Award because it celebrates a leader who made such a tremendous difference in her community throughout her lifetime.  At Zurich, we are so fortunate to have caring employees who are committed to meeting the critical needs in our communities. Knowing that the work my team and I have done to enable our company to care for our community is a reward in itself. But to be recognized for that effort is humbling,” Walsh said.

For more information about Zurich’s efforts to create sustainable communities, go to https://www.zurichna.com/en/about/community


About Zurich

Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) is a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. With about 55,000 employees, it provides a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services. Zurich’s customers include individuals, small businesses, and mid-sized and large companies, including multinational corporations, in more than 170 countries. 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.