VGM Insurance gives $27,000 to charities

Thursday, January 14, 2016

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM Insurance Services has wrapped up its Quarter Century of Caring Campaign.

Over the course of a year, $27,000 was donated to charitable organizations.

The campaign was created to celebrate VGM Insurance’s 25th anniversary, and as a way to thank providers for the good deeds they do in their communities. VGM Insurance customers, members, partners and affiliated insurance agents were asked to nominate their favorite charity for a $1,000 donation. The campaign wrapped up in December 2015.

“We had a fantastic response to the campaign,” said Mike Kloos, president of VGM Insurance in a release. “We received an overwhelming number of charity nominations, and it was amazing to learn about all the community service projects our customers and partners are involved in all across the country.”

The winning projects included wheelchair accessible playgrounds, baseball programs, camps and therapeutic riding programs; non-profit hospice services; domestic violence education and support; and special events for children with rare and life-threatening diseases.

“Many of the selected charity winners rely solely on individual donations to continue their work,” added Bill Wilson, vice president of sales and marketing in the release. “So the knowledge that the Quarter Century of Caring Campaign has helped these charities continue benefiting others for months and years to come is wonderful.”