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Westfield Insurance Foundation’s Legacy of Caring Fund

Naperville, allergist IL, July 5, 2016 Hesed House received a grant from Westfield Insurance Foundation thanks to the help of Esser Hayes Insurance Group. The grant is part of the new Westfield Legacy of Caring program in which Westfield agencies across the country were invited to nominate a local nonprofit in the areas of disaster relief, insurance pathways, family stability or safety.
“Thanks to the generous donation from Westfield Insurance Foundation, we will be able to increase our efforts toward our mission of ending homelessness in the Fox Valley Area,” said Ryan Dowd, Executive Director.
“We value our partnerships with our independent insurance agencies. Giving back to our agents’ communities in support of these key areas is an extension of the fundamental role that insurance plays every day in stabilizing families, businesses and communities,” said Ed Largent, Westfield President, CEO, board chair and Westfield Insurance Foundation chairman.
“Esser Hayes Insurance Group and its employees are proud members of the Aurora/Naperville community. Our collaboration with Westfield allows us to further our citizenship efforts and have impact in critically important initiatives,” said William H. Hayes, President.
Hesed House is one of 45 nonprofit agencies nationwide to receive over $400,000 in donations from the Westfield Legacy of Caring program. Westfield is proud to work with their independent agents in distributing nearly $750,000 since the onset of the Legacy of Caring program last year.
About Esser Hayes Insurance Group For over 75 years, Esser Hayes Insurance Group has been an unmatched source for smart, customized, and comprehensive insurance solutions. As a representative of the industry’s highest-rated insurance carriers, Esser Hayes boasts deep expertise in insurance solutions that run the gamut from business and personal lines to health plans and estate planning tools.
About Hesed House It is the mission of Hesed House to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, clothe the naked and give people a chance to hope again. Hesed House is a nonprofit organization dedicated to alleviating the plight of poor and homeless families and individuals founded over 33 years ago by the community, for the community. Hesed House involves more than 6,000+ volunteers from 90 area churches, businesses and service organizations in providing a spectrum of services for homeless men, women and children. Hesed House serves the very poorest residents of Aurora, Southern Kane County, all of Kendall County and surrounding areas. Each year they serve over 1,000 unduplicated homeless persons.
About Westfield Insurance Foundation Westfield Insurance Foundation was established in 2005 as an independent private foundation endowed by Westfield Insurance. In keeping with the values of Westfield Insurance, the Foundation exists as a dedicated community and industry partner; concentrating resources to have an impact on safety, disaster relief and family stability. The Foundation donates $3 million annually to a variety of charities.
About Westfield Insurance Westfield Insurance is a part of Westfield Group, a customer-focused insurance and banking group of businesses headquartered in Westfield Center, Ohio, and in business for more than 168 years. Westfield Insurance provides commercial insurance in 21 states, personal insurance in 10 states and surety services to customers in 50 states. Westfield is one of the nation’s 50 largest property and casualty insurance groups, represented by a network of more than 1,000 independent insurance agencies. Westfield Insurance was named as a Top Workplace in northeast Ohio in 2014, as a Top Workplace in central Ohio in 2015, and as one of the Top 10 Best Private Companies for Leaders by Chief Executive Magazine in 2016. Westfield Bank provides banking solutions for businesses and individuals, and Westfield Services provides service and training support for independent insurance agencies. Learn more about Westfield Group at and