SARASOTA, Fla. (January 3, 2020) – The FCCI Charitable Foundation, the charitable arm of FCCI Insurance Group, has distributed its first donation. On December 20, representatives delivered an $80,000 check to All Faiths Food Bank, a nonprofit that distributes food to agency partners in the community that provide food assistance to those in need.
The funds for this contribution were raised through a month of fundraising events in October, culminating in a day called “Fall Fest.” Activities included the Joe Keene Golf Classic Tournament, the raffling of gifts donated by senior company leaders, an officer luncheon, bingo, dodgeball and a game night. This year, the FCCI Charitable Foundation Committee selected food banks from each regional location to receive the money raised from its fall fundraising campaigns; All Faiths Food Bank was selected as this region’s beneficiary.
The purpose of the FCCI Charitable Foundation, which was formally established in April of 2019, is to maximize the impact of each donated dollar. This Foundation was formed in partnership with Gulf Coast Community Foundation. FCCI leadership notes that this is a highly efficient and cost-effective way to operate the Foundation: of every $1 that is placed in the Foundation, there will be more than 99 cents available to donate to organizations focused on bettering the lives of others.
Some of the other organizations that FCCI supports, both financially and through service, include: The Boys & Girls Club of Sarasota, Children First, Easter Seals, Suncoast Charities for Children, United Way, and Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe.
“With our new Foundation, we will be better positioned to support organizations located not only in Florida but also in our regions and in all 19 states where we conduct business,” said Stanley Eding, FCCI’s assistant vice president of insurance services and administration. “Extending our charitable reach is important to our teammates, agency partners and the policyholders we insure.”
Since FCCI’s founding in 1959, the company has given back to the community. As its business has grown, so have its efforts to support the regions in which it does business. Individually, FCCI teammates donate time and raise money for many causes, such as gifts for children and seniors during the holiday season, on-campus blood drives, beautification projects, and more. FCCI teammates also receive paid time off to participate in community involvement and volunteer at the charitable organizations of their choice. Since the inception of the program in 2012, more than 16,000 volunteer hours have been donated by FCCI teammates.
For more about FCCI, go to www.fcci-group.com or call (800) 226-3224.
About FCCI – Distributing exclusively through independent agents in 19 states and Washington D.C., FCCI provides commercial property and casualty insurance coverage, services and commercial and contract surety across more than a third of the U.S. Established in 1959, FCCI is celebrating 60 years of keeping promises. FCCI is rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company and is headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, with regional and branch offices in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Mississippi, Texas and Virginia. For more information, contact us at 800-226-3224 or visit www.fcci-group.com.