Texas Mutual Presents $25,000 Donations to Lubbock and Amarillo United Way organizations
July 10, 2015 Leave a comment
Texas Mutual CEO Rich Gergasko recently visited Lubbock and Amarillo to present $25,000 checks to the United Way of Amarillo and Canyon and the Lubbock Area United Way. The two $25,000 donations were made with funds given through a corporate matching program as part of Texas Mutual’s annual employee fundraising campaign for the United Way this spring.
This year’s corporate United Way campaign was record breaking as employees donated more than $140,000 for the United Way for Greater Austin, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Lubbock Area United Way and United Way of Greater Houston. An additional $126,000 was given by the company as the Board of Directors approved a corporate matching program for the first time this year.
While funds raised through the employee campaign have historically been distributed to the United Way organizations in the cities where Texas Mutual offices are located, the company extended its philanthropic reach even further and made a $25,000 donation to the United Way of Amarillo and Canyon, an area where Texas Mutual does not have an office.
The company’s presence in Lubbock made it a natural extension to also give back to Amarillo, a community where many of our employees’ families live and many of our policyholders work. In fact, Texas Mutual has approximately 1,100 clients in Amarillo, Canyon and the surrounding area.
These donations will be used in the communities to support both United Way efforts and United Way partner agencies. In the Amarillo area, the money will be used to fund programs that aim to improve education, income stability, health and basic needs. The Lubbock Area United Way will use the donation to the assist their agencies that specialize in helping people find more affordable child care, promoting adult literacy and providing job training.
With the donation to United Way of Amarillo and Canyon, Texas Mutual became the local United Way’s first 2015 Presidential Partner.
Learn more about Texas Mutual’s community involvement by clicking here.