The Tuscarora Wayne Insurance Company and the Tuscarora Wayne Mutual Foundation, Wyalusing, PA, participated in the 2022 4-H livestock auction held at the Wyoming County Fair on Saturday, September 3. The Company and Foundation won the bid for a 281-pound hog named Gilbert. Gilbert was raised by Aleah Robinson who attends the Tunkhannock Area School District, grade 7. This is Aleah’s first year as a member of the 4-H Endless Mountain Community Club.
Over 200 pounds of pork cuts were donated to the Helping Hands Food Pantry, Wyalusing, PA. Helping Hands is a community outreach pantry that helps alleviate food insecurity and raises awareness of hunger in the communities it serves.
Pictured left to right Aleah Robinson, 4-H member; Shelby Napoli, president and chief executive officer of the Tuscarora Wayne Mutual Foundation, and Peggy Huyck, president, and coordinator of Helping Hands Food Pantry.
“If we can conquer space, we can conquer childhood hunger.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
As we climb out of the many restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue our much-needed donations to volunteer food banks and pantries.
Tuscarora Wayne Insurance Company generously contributed $250,000.
Through raffles, fundraisers, and payroll deductions the employees of Tuscarora Wayne contributed $85,085 through December 31.
Donations made from the Foundation totaled $84,014, with $54,700 of those dollars directed to volunteer food banks.
Donations of special interest include a memorial contribution to Philabundance in memory of fellow board member Scott Burgess, and to the Autism Society of America in conjunction with Keystone Autism Fund. Keystone Autism Fund was created by Keystone Insurers Group, Inc.
We continue our agency program that allows a selected agent to award $1,000 to a volunteer food bank or pantry in their community. In 2021 twenty-four agencies participated.
Chairman Jay Chadwick launched the “66 Club.” 66 representing the combined years of TW service between Jay Chadwick and Jim Chadwick. Jim Chadwick held the TW reins from 1955 until 1993 when he retired from his position as the president of TW. Jay and wife, Barbara, made a personal donation of $66,000 to the Foundation, and sponsored a “66” celebration one evening at the Wyalusing Hotel which was attended by many colleagues, family, and friends.
As we roll into the new year, we look forward to having some fun with the Foundation! Beginning January through December 2022, colleagues can win an opportunity to select a volunteer food bank of their choice to receive a donation – you must play to win!
We will continue to sponsor raffles, proceeds to benefit the Foundation.
Additionally, we hope to organize a “Beat Hunger One Step at a Time” walk on Sunday, October 16, 2022, World Hunger Day.
Finally, a big thanks to our colleagues who support the Foundation, and special thanks to our secretary/treasurer, Stephanie Keiser.
Youngstown, OH (September 29, 2021) – First Insurance Group is pleased to announce they have been selected the Tuscarora Wayne Mutual Foundation recipient for August 2021. Through this recognition, the Tuscarora Wayne Mutual Group Foundation has invited First Insurance Group to choose a non-profit of their choice to receive a $1,000 donation. The goal of this program is to allow companies to carry on Tuscarora Wayne Mutual Group Foundation’s legacy by making a significant impact in the communities it serves.
“First Insurance Group has earned this honor based upon their outstanding agency relationship, historic profitability and significant growth. We are proud to congratulate First Insurance Group on the success of their agency and are thrilled to partner with them to support Meals On Wheels of Youngstown,” explained Stacey Hocker, Business Development Specialist, Unit Manager, Tuscarora Wayne Mutual Group Foundation. “We take pride in supporting worthwhile philanthropic initiatives within our footprint.”
“We chose Meals On Wheels of Youngstown as the recipient of this donation to show our appreciation for all that they do to address senior isolation and hunger right here in the Mahoning Valley,” explained Stephenie Maroni, Vice President & Controller, First Insurance Group. “Their staff and volunteers work hard to deliver the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable our seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity.”
About First Insurance Group
First Insurance Group is a full-service insurance agency with ten offices in Ohio. The holding company for First Insurance Group and banking affiliate Premier Bank is Premier Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: PFC), headquartered in Defiance, OH. For more information, visit the company’s website at FirstInsuranceGrp.com.
The Foundation continues to serve its mission of “Serving the Underserved”. This year as we struggled through state shutdowns in the spring of 2020 and continue to struggle with restrictions related to the COVID-19 Pandemic we set out to fulfill our mission to combat food insecurity. Under normal conditions one in eight Pennsylvanians are at risk of hunger and for children it is one in six. We noticed longer lines at local food banks during the pandemic and we set out to donate the much needed funds to as many food banks and pantries as we could.
The combined account portfolio through November 30, 2020 contains $4,250 in cash, $84,964 in equities and $1,273,581 in mutual funds for a total of $1,362,795.
Through raffles and payroll deductions the employees of Tuscarora Wayne contributed $7,162 through December, 2020 to the Foundation.
Tuscarora Wayne Insurance Company contributed $250,000 to the Foundation.
Stone Hedge Partners and Munich Re contributed $1,850 and $2,500, respectively to the Foundation.
Projected donations made from the Foundation are expected to total $72,570 which is the largest payout in Foundation history. This is due to the very generous contributions that have been made to the Foundation from Tuscarora Wayne, Tuscarora Wayne employees, and business partners.
Projected donations to fight food insecurity are expected to be $50,000 of the total donations made this year.
24 agencies participated in selecting a charity to be awarded a donation of $1,000.
A special thank you to Stephanie Keiser, treasurer and corporate secretary of the foundation, for her continued support.
The Insurance Alliance Network chose the Salvation Army of Harrisburg Capital City Region to receive $1,000 from Tuscarora Wayne Mutual Foundation. Jane Koppenheffer, President of The Insurance Alliance Network, presented the check to Kathy Anderson-Martin, Director of Resource Development at The Salvation Army Harrisburg Capital City Region.
Featured in the photograph (from left): Kathy Anderson-Martin, Director of the Resource Development at The Salvation Army Harrisburg Capital City Region and Jane Koppenheffer, President of The Insurance Alliance Network.
The Helwig Agency chose the Chevy Chase Community Center to receive a monetary gift from Tuscarora Wayne Mutual Foundation. The Chevy Chase Community Center was selected for their tireless work in helping those in need during these challenging times. Connie Bence, from the Helwig Agency, presented the check to Barbara Croce, Executive Director of the Chevy Chase Wellness Center.
Featured in the photograph (from left): Connie Bence, of Helwig Insurance and Barbara Croce, Executive Director of the Chevy Chase Wellness Center.
Photos from our visit to Opportunity House in Reading with Spotts Agency to deliver the $1,000 Tuscarora Wayne Mutual Foundation check.
This nonprofit organization provides housing, is a childcare learning center, counseling for sex abuse, a veterans services, food donation center, and clothing donation center
They serve 1500 people annually.
Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, April 10, 2020-With the Coronavirus Pandemic shaking families to their core, physically, emotionally and economically – the need to combat food insecurity is more critical than ever.
The Tuscarora Wayne Mutual Foundation recognizes the urgency and has taken a position on the front lines by fast-tracking financial support to Food Banks throughout our region. “Meeting real needs in the communities we serve has been our mission since the inception of our Foundation,” states Shelby Napoli, President and Chief Executive Officer.
Born from the Tuscarora Wayne Group of Companies, whose roots date back to 1874, the Tuscarora Wayne Mutual Foundation stands on the shoulders of those early pioneering founders who came together to protect and serve their neighbors. Their legacy lives on.
“No kid should ever face an empty fridge,” states Jay W. Chadwick, Chairman of the Board. “We invite everyone to join us in this unprecedented time of need by making a contribution today at your local volunteer food bank.”
The Tuscarora Wayne Mutual Foundation is a registered 501(c) (3). The Lebanon Mutual Insurance Company, who joined our group of companies in 2010, is credited with forming the Foundation in 1983.