QBE announces grants to three Southern California charities

Thursday, July 12, 2012

(New York, N.Y.) - QBE has awarded $10,000 grants to three Southern California organizations to support programs focused on education, skill development and basic needs.

According to QBE President and Chief Executive Officer John Rumpler, the grants are 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 these fantastic charities, people may not be able to make strides toward helping themselves," he said. "We are delighted our foundation grants will make a significant impact."

The organizations and the services the grants will support are:
•    Community SeniorServ, Orange County- To support health and nutrition programs that improve the quality of life for older adults.
•    John Tracy Clinic, Los Angeles and Long Beach - To support the clinic's early intervention and education services for young children with hearing loss so they may thrive in school and in life.
•    Women Helping Women/Men2Work, Santa Ana - To help fund comprehensive employment support services to disadvantaged men, women and teens.

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.