The PURE team is dedicated to improving the communities in which we live and work by supporting local and national organizations across the country. From food pantries and shelters to hospitals and cancer research organizations, we are deeply engaged in creating a brighter future for our communities. Here’s a closer look at who we supported in 2017:
We are proud to continue our support of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer- and donor-powered charitable organization committed to funding the most promising childhood cancer research. In March, eight PURE employees participated in a head-shaving event in support of the organization and raised over $90,000—the most we have raised in a single year since we began holding fundraising events in 2015. This brings our total to 26 shaved heads and over $200,000 raised.
Among this year’s shavees was Marlot McMichael, Vice President of Broker & Member Engagement for PURE—the first female employee to take part in this event. Marlot participated in remembrance of her late friend, Virginia “Ginny” Darden Meeks of Beaufort, South Carolina, who sadly lost her battle to breast cancer last year.
5 ARTS CIRCLE
For the second consecutive year, PURE proudly sponsored 5 Arts Circle, a philanthropic organization that supports the performing and visual arts community in and around Phoenix, Arizona.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Throughout the year, several of our employees across the country joined together to participate in build events and volunteer at the organization’s donation centers and nonprofit home improvement stores.
ONE AMERICA APPEAL
In collaboration with the Monterey Peninsula Foundation (the host organization of the PURE Insurance Championship Impacting the First Tee), PURE’s holding company contributed a matching donation of $150,000 to support the One America Appeal. This joint nonprofit initiative was launched by all five living former American Presidents to benefit hurricane recovery efforts in the devastated areas of Houston, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In total, the Appeal raised an impressive $42,000,000.
THE UNITED WAY
The United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good. Our corporate headquarters in White Plains, New York, continued our long-standing support of this organization through a variety of initiatives. This included the Teach Me to Fish program, which provides job skill training, financial education and personalized counseling for chronically unemployed or underemployed adults.