QBE Foundation awards grants to 15 charities

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

NEW YORK  -- The QBE Foundation has awarded $91,000 in grants to programs provided by 15 charitable organizations around the country.

"We selected these charities from a pool of nominations that came from our employees,” says Foundation Chair Sue Harnett. “From medical research to education for at-risk children, these groups provide vital services that enhance quality of life for many people.”

Organizations receiving foundation grants are:

  • Brain Tumor Foundation for Children, Atlanta, Ga.
  • Freedom Service Dogs of America, Englewood, Colo.
  • Wonderful Days Preschool, Marietta, Ga.
  • CHILD, Inc., New York, N.Y.
  • Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Arlington, Va.
  • Feed My Starving Children, Coon Rapids, Minn.
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association, Tucson, Ariz.
  • OneOC, Santa Ana, Calif.
  • Blind Children's Learning Center, Santa Ana, Calif.
  • John Eaton Home and School Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Women Helping Women/ Men 2Work, Santa Ana, Calif.
  • Children's Theater of Madison (CTM), Madison, Wis.
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Bethesda, Md.
  • Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind, Warrington, Pa.
  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, White Plains, N.Y.

Since its formation in 2011, the QBE Foundation has given away more than $3.2 million to eligible charities in North America. In addition, parent company QBE Insurance Group Limited has authorized QBE North America to give away additional grants of $490,000 to approved organizations.

QBE North America is part of QBE Insurance Group Limited, one of the top 20 insurers and reinsurers worldwide. QBE NA reported Gross Written Premiums in 2013 of $5.855 billion. QBE Insurance Group’s 2012 results can be found at www.qbena.com. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, QBE operates out of 43 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.