Texas Mutual Wins United Way Employee Giving Award


Austin, TX (CompNewsNetwork) - Texas Mutual Insurance Company has won United Way's Corporate Partnership Best Practices Honorable Mention for Employee Giving.

"The honorable mention is a strong testament to the incredible work Texas Mutual's team has done to ensure a highly engaging, organized, educational and successful employee giving campaign," said Shelley Hardeman, United Way Capital Area account manager. "The educational nature of their employee giving campaign motivates employees to give of their time and talents, in addition to the generous financial contributions they make."

In 2007, the company raised $145,377, surpassing its goal of $130,000. The company also had a record 62 leadership givers who donated $1,000 or more.

Texas Mutual Insurance Company has partnered with United Way for 14 years, raising a total of $1,330,339 in that time. This amount includes employee contributions to other United Ways, such as the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas.

In addition to breaking financial records, Texas Mutual is helping to break ground in the community. Many of the company's 800 employees volunteer on committees and participate in United Way's Day of Caring events across the state.

"Our employees' generosity and giving spirit are really inspiring," said Russ Oliver, Texas Mutual Insurance Company president. "Employees who gave a monetary donation or gave their time and talents to a United Way partner agency have helped change Texas for good."

Texas Mutual Insurance Company representatives will accept the Corporate Partnership Best Practices Honorable Mention for Employee Giving at the 2008 Spirit of Caring Awards banquet on Monday, April 28 at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in Austin.

Texas Mutual Insurance Company is the state's leading provider of workers' compensation insurance. For more information, visit texasmutual.com.

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