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. It is important to Danberry that our agents become involved in local organizations that are near and dear to their hearts. It is the reason we started the Danberry Annual Community Benefit Event two years ago.
Any agent that volunteers for at least 4 hours throughout the year is invited to attend the event, which was held at Hollywood Casino Toledo. A non-Danberry panel of judges picks 3 agents who deserve extra recognition for their outstanding achievements. Donations are given to the organizations of their choice.
The first place $1,000 check to The Ability Center was given in recognition of M.J. Skip Gaynor, II and Judy Stone for their time working with the Old West End Association, Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence, The Ability Center, Open World Leadership Center, Toledo Gay Pride, The Victory Center, Toledo Uptown Zombie Crawl and the Great Lakes Consortium for International Training and Development.
The second place $500 check to The Toledo Junior Academy was given in recognition of Heather Smith-LaPoint‘s contribution to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Toledo Junior Academy, Cherry Street Mission and First Adventist Church.
The third place $250 check to LifeLine Toledo was given in recognition of Julie Wood‘s contribution to LifeLine Toledo.
“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 13,611 hours from June 2018 until the end of May 2019. We’re so proud of all our agents for their hard work and dedication to the community. We look forward to another successful Community Benefit in 2020!