SAN FRANCISCO, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Heffernan Insurance Brokers, one of the largest full-service, independent insurance brokerage firms in the United States, is pleased to announce that it was named a 'Top Corporate Philanthropist' in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times. The awards were announced Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at the Hilton in San Francisco.
Heffernan Foundation, the Charitable Giving Program of Heffernan Insurance Brokers, donated over $450,000 to Bay Area-based charities and cash giving per Bay Area employee was $1,607. Companywide cash giving as a percentage of profit was 16.34 percent. As a result, the Foundation was one of 20 companies who received the Community Commitment Award which is presented to companies that give back more than one percent of profit.
"We are very proud to work for an employer who believes in the importance of giving back to the communities where we work and live," said Michelle Lonaker, Foundation and Philanthropy Director.
For more information, visit http://www.heffernanfoundation.com or contact Michelle Lonaker, Foundation Director at 925.295.2575. A video highlighting the Heffernan Foundation's mission can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2Y-aW5nR5Y.
About Heffernan Foundation
Heffernan Foundation's mission is to serve nonprofits that provide direct support and services to local communities in the areas of shelter, food, education and the preservation of the environment.
Heffernan Foundation is the charitable giving program of Heffernan Insurance Brokers, headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., and with offices in San Francisco, Petaluma, Menlo Park, Los Angeles and Orange County, CA; Portland, OR; St. Louis, MO and New York, NY. Employee-owned, the company has been among the Top Greater Bay Area Philanthropists since 2003 by donating to local charities, including giving over 16% of profits to charity in 2012.
For more information, visit http://www.heffernanfoundation.com or contact Michelle Lonaker, Foundation Director at 925.295.2575.
About Heffernan Insurance Brokers
Heffernan Insurance Brokers, formed in 1988, provides insurance and financial services products to a range of businesses and individuals. Headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., Heffernan has offices in San Francisco, Petaluma, Menlo Park, Los Angeles and Orange County, CA; Portland, OR; St. Louis, MO and New York, NY.
Employee-owned, Heffernan Insurance Brokers was named the Top Mid-Sized Broker in the United States to Work for in 2009 by Business Insurance Magazine. The firm has been among the Top Greater Bay Area Philanthropists since 2003 and Heffernan donated over 16% of profits to charity in 2012.
For more information, visit www.heffins.com or call 800.234.6787. License #0564249
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