Friday, January 13, 2012
(Sun Prairie) - The QBE Divisional Foundation has awarded a
$75,000 grant to United Way of Dane County.
According to Senior Vice President - Central Region Rich Kalina,
United Way of Dane County 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
"United Way does a phenomenal job in Dane County, connecting to
the community and connecting to businesses," he said. "United Way's
focus on education and providing work opportunities is a great fit
with our goals at the foundation."
United Way identifies and addresses the most urgent problems
facing Dane County. Among other efforts, United Way seeks to
improve financial stability in the community by increasing the
numbers of people getting and keeping jobs, as well as those who
earn high school diplomas, attend technical college and participate
in apprenticeship programs.
United Way of Dane County President and CEO Leslie Ann Howard
said the grant will continue progress on the community's seven
Agenda for Change goals, all focused on changing lives in the areas
of education, safety and health. "Our strategic focus and QBE
Foundation's strategic focus are in tight alignment," she said.
"Thanks to QBE's incredible generosity and the power of QBE
employees' volunteerism, we will continue to deliver measurable
results in areas such as academic achievement and reducing family
United Way of Dane County is one of 10 charities receiving
grants from QBE in 2011. More than 200 charities providing
vocational 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 20 insurers and
reinsurers worldwide. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, QBE
operates out of 52 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.