This post is guest authored by Wanda Shippy, Manager of Community Involvement/Corporate Responsibility at Progressive Insurance.
As uncertainties around COVID-19 continue to rise, Progressive Insurance has helped many find relief. From the approximately $1 billion in rebates it is providing to its customers, to providing support to staff for the duration of the pandemic, to its numerous charitable gifts through the Progressive Insurance Foundation to organizations working to mitigate the impact of the pandemic (including the Alliance), Progressive is committed to proving that it is here to help.
“Progressive recognizes the hardships and uncertainty the country continues to face due to COVID-19 and we’re committed to assisting customers, employees, agents and communities in meaningful ways,” says Tricia Griffith, President and CEO of Progressive Insurance. “Always guided by our Core Values, doing the right thing is vitally important to us. We’re grateful to be in a position to give back.”
The Progressive Insurance Foundation has long been a tool used by the company to amplify its impact by supporting charities that Progressive people support. Now more than ever, Progressive is making clear the importance of believing in something bigger than themselves.
In 2001, Progressive established The Progressive Insurance Foundation to give back to communities by supporting charities that Progressive people support. During these unprecedented times, Progressive leadership felt The Progressive Insurance Foundation could lend additional support to the towns where our employees, agents and customers live and work by funding donations to charities focused on hunger, health and homelessness. We’re grateful to be able to fund a total donation of $8 million through the Foundation to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, Feeding America and the American Red Cross.
Progressive’s giving is largely led by its employees; for nearly two decades, the majority of the company’s giving has been in matching donations made by its employees.
Donations in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic is a continuation of its decades-long legacy of putting people first.