SAN FRANCISCO, May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Heffernan Foundation, the charitable giving program for Heffernan Insurance Brokers, held a benefit event on May 18, 2013 at the Regency Center in San Francisco, which raised over $850,000. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the founding of Heffernan Insurance Brokers in 1988, the event theme was 'Journey to the 80s,' and was a dance party featuring the popular 80s cover band, Tainted Love. The evening included a live auction and raffle. All proceeds benefit the Foundation.
Over $375,000 in sponsorship funds were raised in advance of the event from over seventy individuals, businesses and vendors, including several international and national brokers and insurance carriers, including $25K sponsors The Hanover Insurance Group, The Hartford, and Patriot National Insurance Group of Woodland Hills and Sacramento, CA. Michelle Lonaker, Heffernan's Philanthropy & Foundation Director, said, "In addition to being a great party, the event helped the Heffernan Foundation carry out its mission, which is to support nonprofits that provide direct support and services to local communities in the areas of shelter, food, education and the preservation of the environment." CEO F. Michael Heffernan added, "We are very grateful to our sponsors, our employees and guests, for recognizing that together we can make a difference in our communities."
For a full list of sponsors, along with more information about the event, visit https://www.facebook.com/JourneyToThe80s. Or go to http://www.heffernanfoundation.com. A video highlighting the Heffernan Foundation's mission can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHq_VTrTeus.
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 22% of profits to charity in 2011.
For more information, visit www.heffins.com or call 800.234.6787. License # 0564249.
SOURCE Heffernan Foundation