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Keenan Reports on Broad Community Service Initiatives in 2020, a Year Marked by Pandemic Challenges and Increased Need

January 15, 2021

TORRANCE, Calif. – Jan. 15, 2021 – Keenan, an industry-leading California insurance brokerage and consulting firm for health care organizations and public agencies, sustained its deep and longstanding commitment to corporate social responsibility through a wide range of community service initiatives in 2020, as individuals and families came to rely more than ever on additional resources for support and assistance during the pandemic.

“The spirit of volunteerism and generosity is alive and well, even if it looks a little different during these unusual circumstances,” said Sean Smith, President and CEO of Keenan. “Keenan employees have enthusiastically maintained their tradition of giving back to the community during the coronavirus pandemic, while adapting safely to the challenges presented by these extraordinary times. The past year has been very difficult for everyone, but we are very proud of our associates who worked so hard to bring light into many of those dark days.”

Job loss, the threat of homelessness and food insecurity are among the impacts facing many people. Keenan associates were in a position to help alleviate some of this distress through financial contributions as well as direct action from their homes or through local aid agencies.

Charitable campaigns held companywide in 2020 contributed $42,349 to help those in need, with matching funds from the company boosting the total to $64,099. Causes supported by these campaigns included:

  • Feeding Children Everywhere, an organization committed to eliminating childhood hunger that affects more than 1 in 5 children in the U.S.
  • California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund, supporting individuals and communities affected by the devastating fire disasters throughout California
  • Covenant House, which has worked to save kids from homelessness, abuse and trafficking for more than 40 years
  • Toys for Tots, a project operated by the United States Marine Corps Reserve that helps make the holidays a happier time for children in need nationwide

Dan Keenan, Senior Vice President, noted, “These campaigns are a reminder to us that we are an integral part of a community, and not just working there.”

Motivated by a sense of connection with their communities, Keenan employees took part individually – either from home or at safe, socially-distanced events locally – to make a difference through other activities such as:

  • Packing bags of food and other groceries through Food Finders
  • Distributing bags of food through the Orangevale Food Bank and Family Assistance Ministries
  • Assisting at a book sale and helping poll workers for the 2020 general election at the Arden-Dimick Public Library
  • Helping organize new donations at a warehouse, plus furnish and decorate an apartment for a former foster youth, through A Sense of Home
  • Writing letters and recording video greetings, songs and other entertainment for senior residents at the Motion Picture & Television Fund
  • Meeting up with and transporting rescue dogs for Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue
  • Mentoring a middle school or high school student with Los Angeles Team Mentoring and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Empire
  • Writing over 4,000 cards for homebound seniors serviced by Meals on Wheels

For information on Keenan insurance brokerage and consulting programs, visit www.keenan.com.

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