Vision House receives donation from Nationwide Private Client and FirstMark Insurance Group

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona – Vision House received a $5,000 Partners in Giving donation from Nationwide Private Client in honor of FirstMark Insurance Group. The money will help provide mental and physical health, life skills and employment support for parents and academic support and counseling for children.

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 Jim Pedersen, 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.”

“Homelessness is a serious issue that affects thousands of families,” said Dave Taylor, CEO, FirstMark Insurance Group. “Vision House is committed to caring for these people and helping them get back on their feet. We want to do anything we can to support that effort.”

“We are honored and grateful to FirstMark Insurance Group and Nationwide Private Client for their support,” Melissa Gehrig, executive director, Vision House. “This gift will save lives and help break the cycle of homelessness in the next generation.”

To date, Private Client has contributed $745,000 to organizations in Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Texas and Washington through the Partners in Giving program. Private Client has committed an additional $280,000 for further charitable donations.

Left to right: Joshua Sabrowsky, inside sales manager, Nationwide Private Client; Melissa Gehrig, executive director, Vision House; Dave Taylor, principal, FirstMark Insurance Group

About Vision House

Vision House is a nonprofit organization that provides eviction prevention, temporary housing and critical support services to homeless families with children. Its goal is to break the cycle of homelessness and to provide opportunities for lives to be transformed and for families to obtain permanent housing. 

About FirstMark Insurance Group

FirstMark Insurance Group, located in Edmonds, believes that price is critical, and it always strives to deliver the best value in all of its insurance product lines. The company’s leaders and associates believe in integrity, honesty and compassion.

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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