QBE announces grant to Fairfield County organization

Thursday, July 12, 2012

(New York, N.Y.) - QBE has awarded a $10,000 grant to Family Centers, a nonprofit organization serving lower Fairfield County.

According to QBE President and Chief Executive Officer John Rumpler, the grant is being given to further the QBE Foundation's mission of supporting vocational opportunities and helping people live more independently, successfully and productively. "Without the assistance of this fantastic charity, people may not be able to make strides toward helping themselves," he said. "We are delighted our foundation grant will make a positive impact."

"We have never experienced a time when self sufficiency-related support is needed as much as it is right now," adds Donna Spellman, Family Centers' Director of Self Sufficiency and Independent Living. "Given the economic climate, even those clients who had once been fairly successful are facing vocational challenges they never thought they would experience. This grant could not have come at a better time, as it will have a significant impact on our ability to serve even more people in our community."

Family Centers offers education and human services to children, adults and families living in lower Fairfield County. The QBE grant will support a variety of programs focusing on helping families and adults achieve their self sufficiency goals. Grouped under Family Centers' Fostering Independence Center of Excellence, these programs provide vocational training and counseling, educational support, housing assistance, support for young mothers and services for the aging population. For more information, visit www.familycenters.org.

QBE North America is part of QBE Insurance Group Limited, one of the top 20 insurers and reinsurers worldwide. QBE Insurance Group's 2011 results can be found at www.qbeamericas.com. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, QBE operates out of 52 countries around the globe, with a presence in every key insurance market. The North America division, headquartered in New York, conducts business through its property and casualty insurance subsidiaries. QBE insurance companies are rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best and "A+" by Standard & Poor's.