QBE Foundation 2013 grants announced

Dec 13, 2013, 14:00 ET from QBE North America

NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The QBE Foundation has awarded $675,000 in year-end grants to 12 nonprofit organizations across the country.

"QBE is committed to the communities where our employees live and work," says Foundation Chair Sue Harnett. "Through active employee participation, we make gifts each year to charities nominated by our employees."

As a result of this process, organizations receiving foundation grants are:

  • American Cancer Society, $50,000
  • Autism Speaks, $25,000
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of America, $100,000
  • Covenant House, $50,000
  • Dress for Success, $50,000
  • Feeding America, $50,000
  • Habitat for Humanity, $150,000
  • Make-A-Wish® America, $50,000
  • Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, $25,000
  • Thurgood Marshall College Fund, $25,000
  • United Way of Dane County, Wis., $50,000
  • Wounded Warrior Project, $50,000

Harnett says that through their educational and work opportunities -- as well as work-ready initiatives -- the selected charities support the foundation's mission to help people strengthen their abilities, and live more independently, successfully and productively. "The work of these groups also reflects our company's commitment to diversity," she adds.

QBE's North America operations are part of QBE Insurance Group Limited, one of the top 20 insurers and reinsurers worldwide. QBE Insurance Group's 2012 results can also be found at www.qbena.com. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, QBE operates out of 48 countries around the globe, with a presence in every key insurance market. The North America operation, headquartered in New York, conducts business through various property and casualty insurance subsidiaries. QBE insurance companies are rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best and "A+" by Standard & Poor's.

SOURCE QBE North America