Operation Breakthrough receives donation from Nationwide Private Client and Flury-Hinderks

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona – Operation Breakthrough received a $5,000 Partners in Giving donation from Nationwide Private Client in honor of Flury-Hinderks Insurance Agency. The money will help provide at-risk children with the learning experiences and nurturing they need to be ready for school success.

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.

“People care deeply about organizations with a social mission. They are more likely to support businesses that share their commitment to making a difference,” said Molly Rondeau, vice president of national sales, underwriting and risk solutions, Nationwide Private Client. “Partners in Giving enables Private Client agents to direct donations to one of the charitable organizations we support, with an emphasis on strengthening our communities and improving people’s lives.”

“We are honored to participate in the Partners in Giving program for a second year, and we are extremely appreciative of Nationwide Private Client’s contribution and commitment to the Kansas City community,” said Bill Rowlen, executive, Flury-Hinderks Insurance Agency. “Operation Breakthrough’s educational and health programs help provide food, early childhood education, after-school programs and medical care to hundreds of children in need.”

“We thank Flury-Hinderks Insurance Agency and Nationwide Private Client for partnering with Operation Breakthrough to prepare our children for kindergarten. We know from research that if they start school ready, they are more likely to succeed in grade school and graduate high school,” said Mary Esselman, CEO, Operation Breakthrough. “This is a great help as we strive to break the cycle of poverty, one successful kindergartner at a time.”

To date, Private Client has contributed $720,000 to organizations in Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Texas and Washington through the Partners in Giving program. Private Client has committed to an additional $311,000 for further charitable donations.

About Operation Breakthrough
Operation Breakthrough is a one-stop source of education and empowerment for very low-income families in Kansas City’s urban core. It provides 55 hours a week of early childhood education, after-school programming, medical care and therapy for 420 children. It also offers assistance to families for food, clothing and furniture, parenting classes, support groups, mental health services and help finding jobs and housing.

About Flury-Hinderks Insurance Agency
Flury-Hinderks Insurance Agency has been helping Kansas City families with their insurance needs since 1950.  As an independent insurance agency, it can find competitively-priced insurance policies for a first-time homebuyer or comprehensive portfolios for larger estates.

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 nationwide.com.

In photo, from left to right: Scott Hinderks, executive, Flury-Hinderks Insurance; Bill Rowlen, executive, Flury-Hinderks Insurance; Penny Bozarth, executive, Flury-Hinderks Insurance; Ashley Vincent, territory sales director, Nationwide Private Client; Ashley Staiton, underwriter, Nationwide Private Client; Leslie Nekola, loss control specialist, Nationwide Private Client


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