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Saint John’s Program for Real Change Receives Partners in Giving Donation

Jan 07, 2019

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Nationwide Private Client recently donated $5,000 to Saint John’s Program for Real Change as part of its Partners in Giving program from Nationwide Private Client in honor of Warren G. Bender Co. This donation will help Saint John’s Program for Real Change support its 18-month comprehensive residential program, serving up to 270 women and children per day, and up to 1,000 women and children per year. The funds will provide critical support to help equip their clients with the tools they need to achieve self-sufficiency and independence. 

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.”

"Warren G. Bender Co. is proud and honored to participate in the Partners in Giving program,” said Shawna Weaver, human resources specialist for the company. “Our Community Outreach Committee selected Saint John’s Program for Real Change because of the impact this organization has on women and their pursuit for a better life. Their program services, including a focus on mental health, career education and on-the-job training, give women the tools to overcome devastating and difficult life situations. It’s truly an amazing program."

“Stability is key to our clients’ success – emotionally, spiritually and financially,” said Michele Steeb, CEO of Saint John’s Program for Real Change. “We are so very grateful for the generous support of our community partners Nationwide and Warren G. Bender Co. These funds will provide critical support in helping us address all of the needs of our clients, 365 days a year.”

To date, Nationwide Private Client has contributed more than $1.2M 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 $92,000 for further charitable donations.

About Saint John’s Program for Real Change

As the largest program for homeless women and children in Sacramento, the mission of Saint John’s Program for Real Change is to unleash the potential of women and children in crisis by breaking the cycle of poverty and dependence, one family at a time.

About Warren G. Bender Co.

Family-owned for more than 80 years, Warren G. Bender Co. is one of Northern California’s largest independent insurance brokerages. Headquartered in the Sacramento region and serving clients throughout the Western United States, the company focuses on enhancing and influencing strategies to support the growth and success of its clients.

About Nationwide

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