Monday, December 19, 2011
The QBE Divisional Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to
Smile Train to help change children's lives in countries where QBE
According to QBE President and Chief Executive Officer John
Rumpler, Smile Train provides services that fit well with the
foundation mission. The foundation is dedicated to supporting
vocational opportunities around the world through organizations
that help people live more independently, successfully and
productively. Smile Train provides free cleft, lip and palate
surgeries to children around the world.
"These simple surgical techniques are vital to ensuring children
can enter adulthood with as few challenges as possible," Rumpler
said. "We are delighted our foundation grant will help make a
Smile Train Executive Director Priscilla Ma says the foundation
grant will fund surgeries for 400 children in Brazil, Mexico,
Colombia, Chile and Argentina, countries where QBE has a presence.
"Smile Train is extremely grateful for the $100,000 grant from the
QBE Foundation," Ma said. "QBE will be giving these children not
only a new smile, but a new life."
Smile Train is one of 10 charities receiving grants from QBE in
2011. More than 200 charities providing services in QBE's local
communities were nominated and voted on by employees in 143 offices
across the country.
QBE Insurance Group Limited is one of the top 25 insurers and
reinsurers worldwide. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, QBE
operates out of 49 countries around the globe, with a presence in
every key insurance market. The Americas Division, headquartered in
New York, conducts business through various property and casualty
insurance subsidiaries in 10 countries. QBE's Americas Division
produced $5.2 billion in gross written premium in 2010 and an 89.7
percent combined operating ratio. QBE Insurance companies are rated
"A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best and "A+" by Standard and Poor's. For
more information, visit qbe.com.