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Friends of Kids with Cancer Receives Partners in Giving Donation

Sep 05, 2018

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Friends of Kids with Cancer recently received a $10,000 Partners in Giving donation from Nationwide Private Client in honor of Weiss Insurance. This donation will help Friends of Kids with Cancer provide much needed educational and psycho-social testing, tutoring and educational planning, emotional support, and recreational opportunities for patients and their families.

Private Client is Nationwide's personal lines carrier focused on the affluent market. Its appointed independent agents are offered an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others with charitable donations in their local communities through the Partners in Giving program.

“Partners in Giving provides our agency partners with opportunities for us to make charitable donations on their behalf — helping them give back to the communities where they live and work,” stated Paul VanDenBosch, president, Nationwide Private Client. “This form of giving is foundational to our culture and integral to our success. It is a constant reminder that, in our efforts to serve our clients, we are also generating meaningful support for local communities.”

“We selected this Friends of Kids with Cancer because my 4-year-old son Grant Weiss was diagnosed with Leukemia earlier this year,” said Mark Weiss, vice president of Weiss Insurance. “Friends of Kids with Cancer has helped my son and family in so many ways.”     

“On behalf of Friends of Kids with Cancer, a warm thank you to our friends at Weiss Insurance and Nationwide Private Client for this generous gift,” said Tim Mickelson, executive director. “Together, we are putting smiles on the faces of more than 1,000 St. Louis area children and their families each year.”

To date, Nationwide Private Client has contributed more than $1.1M to organizations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Nevada, Michigan, Missouri, Texas, Tennessee and Washington through the Partners in Giving program. Nationwide Private Client has committed an additional $137,000 for further charitable donations.

About Friends of Kids with Cancer

Friends of Kids with Cancer is devoted to enriching the daily lives of children undergoing treatment for, and survivors of, cancer and blood-related diseases. Their mission is to be an advocate for these special kids and provide them and their families with the educational, emotional, and recreational support needed as a result of the long hours of chemotherapy, illness and isolation.

About Weiss Insurance

Weiss Insurance Agency has been providing personal and business insurance in St. Louis and the surrounding areas for many years. The agency focuses on individual attention and exceptional customer service to create an experience difficult to find in today’s insurance industry.

About Nationwide

Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. The company provides a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto, commercial, homeowners, farm and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities and mutual funds; banking and mortgages; excess & surplus, specialty and surety; pet, motorcycle and boat insurance. For more information, visit

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