Giving back to the community is vital to our company’s mission. We have several fundraising events throughout the year, including the Danberry Golf Outing and the Danberry Treasure Chest. We find it important to encourage our agents to become individually involved in local organizations that are near and dear to their hearts, as well. Which is why we started the Danberry Annual Community Benefit Event last year.
Any agent that volunteers for at least 4 hours throughout the year is invited to attend the event, which was held at The Heights at the Renaissance Hotel in Downtown Toledo last night. A non-Danberry panel of judges picks 3 agents who deserve extra recognition for their outstanding achievements, and additional donations are given to the organizations of their choice.
The first place $1,000 check for a charity of her choice, went to Jill Kegler for her time working with Habitat for Humanity, United Way of Toledo, Toledo Chamber of Commerce, Lott Industries and TASBA. A second place, $500 check for his charity of choice went to Sean Rizor for his contribution to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief and Hurricane Irma clean-up. The third place, $250 check was awarded to Lisa Sedlak for her charity of choice as a result of her volunteer efforts towards Good Grief of Northwest Ohio, All Saints Catholic School and Mom’s House of Toledo. Danberry agent Victoria Valle generously offered to match each of these donations.
“Most volunteers give of their time not for recognition, but to help others. WE recognize that BUT we believe that by sharing our efforts, we can serve as a positive example to others which will result in motivating them to also volunteer.” Says Danberry, CEO, Lynn Fruth.
Together, the Danberry team volunteered more than 5,600 hours from June of last year until the end of May. We’re so proud of all of our agent’s for their hard work and dedication to the community. We look forward to another successful Community Benefit in 2019!