Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition of St. Louis Receives Donation from Nationwide® Private Client and J.W. Terrill

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition recently received a $5,000 Partners in Giving donation from Nationwide Private Client in honor of J.W. Terrill, a Marsh & McLennan Agency. This donation will go to the organization’s adoption and permanency program to assist in ensuring that every child has a forever family. Currently, there are more than 800 children in the metro St. Louis area awaiting adoption.Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition of St. Louis Receives Donation from Nationwide® Private Client and J.W. Terrill

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 strongly believe that every child deserves the opportunity to be safe, educated and, most importantly, loved,” said Dan Friehs, outreach coordinator for J.W. Terrill. “We take pride in our outreach program and are honored to partner with Nationwide Private Client on this donation.”

“We are very honored to be selected by Nationwide Private Client as the recipient of this gift,” said Melanie Scheetz, executive director of the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition. “We never give up on kids, and this donation provides the support we need to change a child’s world.”

To date, Nationwide Private Client has contributed $780,000 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 $266,000 for further charitable donations. 

About Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition

The Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition strives to create permanency in foster children’s lives by recruiting and supporting foster and adoptive families in the metropolitan St. Louis region. Its vision is of a community that embraces its most vulnerable members, ensuring that each child in foster care has an opportunity for a healthy, successful life by providing safe, nurturing homes and a support system for foster and adoptive families as they fulfill the physical, mental and emotional needs of the children in their care.

About J.W. Terrill, a Marsh & McLennan Agency

J.W. Terrill, a Marsh & McLennan Agency, serves to protect and build the futures of its clients and their employees by combining insurance programs and services to develop solutions to challenges businesses and individuals face every day. J.W. Terrill is committed to providing its employees with opportunities to serve those less fortunate in their communities.

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