New Hampshire Association of Insurance
Agents (NHAIA) Donates to Make-A-Wish
Trusted Choice independent insurance agents of New Hampshire recently do- nated $7,500 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of New Hampshire during the New Hampshire Fisher Cats baseball game against the Portland Sea Dogs.
NHAIA sponsored the game, and three-year-old Wish Child, Kendall Gallant, threw
out the first pitch. The donation will go towards helping grant the wishes of children
with life-threatening illnesses and assist with fulfilling Kendall’s wish this October to
meet Minnie Mouse at Walt Disney World.
a quarter million
The MetLife Foundation awarded 12 grants totaling more than $250,000 to Junior Achievement
(JA) operations worldwide with the aim
of instituting innovative, entrepreneurial programs to help young people thrive
economically. Eight JA operations won
the 2014 MetLife Foundation ‘
Entrepreneurial’ Award for successfully implemented programming, and four additional JA operations won the ‘Sowing
the Seeds of Entrepreneurship’ Award
for their advances in promising, but untested program concepts.
Partners since 2000, JA and MetLife
Foundation have expanded selected JA
programs worldwide to generate greater
impact on the young people they serve
through annual awards. Over the past
14 years, 83 Entrepreneurial Awards
and 13 Sowing the Seeds of Entrepreneurship Awards have been given to 61
JA operations in 18 countries.
Featured from left to right are: (back row) Chris Worcester (Chairman Elect of NHAIA), Bryan
Bernier (Chairman of the Board of Directors of NHAIA), Jim Gallant (Kendall’s father), Donna
Parker, (Vice-President of Development for the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of New Hampshire),
Tom Minkler (National Chairman of the Board of the Independent Insurance Agents and
Brokers of America), Bob Nash (President of NHAIA), (front row) Kendall Gallant, Nicole
Gallant (Kendall’s mother), Amber Gallant (Kendall’s sister), and Remi, a friend of the Gallants
Children were the focus of a recent food drive held by employees from BankNewport and OceanPoint Insurance Agency, Inc. They presented donations
totaling $1,170 to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank
representing funds raised by employees who contributed
for the opportunity to dress casually on designated Fridays.
They also collected over 800 pounds of food, focusing on kid-friendly foods like macaroni and cheese, cereal, granola bars,
peanut butter and canned/bagged pasta meals.
and BankNewport Collect