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On May 23, the recipients of the 2017 Employee Choice Grant Awards program gathered together with Home Office employees and members of The Primerica Foundation for a special recognition event.

Primerica Home Office employees have the opportunity to nominate and choose from among a diverse selection of deserving non-profit organizations once a year. The Primerica Foundation awards five local non-profits with $10,000 each following the company-wide vote. The awards are designed to recognize smaller organizations that are making a strong impact in the local community.

The top five winners of the 2017 Employee Choice Grant Awards included Alzheimer’s Association of Georgia, CURE Childhood Cancer, Hope Animal Assisted Crisis Response, MUST Ministries and the Will to Live Foundation. To date, 28 non-profits have received Employee Choice Grant funding from The Primerica Foundation totaling $280,000.

Tom Gonter, Development Officer for MUST Ministries, says funding from The Primerica Foundation carries long lasting value to those who truly need it. “It makes a huge difference,” he says. “Because of your gift, the lives of others are transforming. Your generosity to those in need is benefitting some of the 30,000 clients a year who come to MUST Ministries seeking help and hope.”

The 2018 Employee Choice Vote will take place in the fall.


The Employee Choice Grant Awards is only one area of community outreach funded by The Primerica Foundation. Since its founding in 2010, The Primerica Foundation has awarded more than $6 million in grant funding mostly throughout Gwinnett County and Metro Atlanta. Self-sufficiency for low-to moderate income populations is a priority for Foundation funding.   Grant funding from The Primerica Foundation is by invitation only.


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Primerica doesn’t mess around when it comes to raising money to fight cancer.

The department teams and individuals at the Home Office raised more than $107,000 this year, surpassing their $80,000 goal. It is the largest amount Primerica has ever raised in one calendar year for Relay for Life.

For the past seven years, Primerica has been the presenting sponsor for the annual Relay for Life event in Gwinnett County, GA. This year, the event took place on May 11. Primerica was awarded the Spirit of Giving Award at Relay for being the current fundraising leader.

Primerica held a number of fundraising events this spring, including corn hole and basketball tournaments, a tricycle race and high heel hustle, several cookouts, a fish fry, bake sales, jeans days, a thank you day, a book sale, a dance class, a silent auction and multiple raffles.

Thank you to everyone who participated in making this year’s fundraising efforts so successful.


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There’s a gratifying feeling in making a difference in the life of a senior. That’s what keeps many of the Primerica volunteers with Meals on Wheels coming back for more.

For the past 25 years, through a partnership with Gwinnett County Senior Services, Primerica home office employees have volunteered to deliver meals to the homes of local seniors who are either homebound or unable to prepare their own. It’s one of the longest running employee volunteer programs at Primerica, and Primerica is one of the longest running corporate sponsors of the program in Gwinnett.

The partnership was started by former employee Nancy Prince, who, after witnessing her parents benefit by receiving Meals on Wheels, decided to involve the company with Gwinnett County Senior Services. The arrangement allowed Primerica employees to use their lunch hours to drive meals to seniors near the home office.

Most of the employees who currently volunteer have been doing it for at least 10 to 15 years. There is even a waiting list for employees who want to volunteer their time.

At the helm of Primerica’s Meals on Wheels program is Cheryl Romage, HR Specialist, who has headed up the training, scheduling and coordinating of the volunteers for the past 21 years.

Romage, who was recognized for her dedication and volunteer efforts with Meals on Wheels in November at the Friends of Gwinnett Seniors Delivered with Hearts Awards ceremony, says she’s just doing her part to help out the local community.

“I know how important it is to remain independent and in your own home surrounded by things you love as long as possible,” says Romage. “I like to think that I do my part to help with that.”

For most of the Primerica employees who volunteer, that same feeling of fulfillment is the reason they have become long-term volunteers.

One shining example of this is Joy Doss, who has been delivering meals to seniors for more than 16 years. For Doss, being a friendly face to the seniors she delivers to is the most gratifying part.

“I enjoy interacting with the seniors when we deliver the meals,” says Doss. “We always take a few extra minutes to speak to them and see how they are doing.”

For Melody Biederman, who started volunteering over 20 years ago after her own grandmother passed away, involving the seniors she gets to know in engaging conversation about their family members is something she thoroughly enjoys about volunteering.

“Every time I deliver, I inquire about their family, giving them an opportunity to share the good news in their lives,” says Biederman.

Pam Tokarz, who has volunteered with the program and has served on the Friends of Gwinnett Seniors board, a non-profit organization affiliated with Meals on Wheels for 17 years, calls her involvement with the Gwinnett senior population “a passion.”

“If I can bring them a little cheer and brighten their day, it’s worth the time it takes out of my day to deliver the meals,” says Tokarz. “The seniors are always so friendly and they really appreciate us delivering the meals right to their doorstep. Most people don’t realize that we have seniors right here in Gwinnett that need these meals every day to survive.”

“I’m proud to work for this amazing company that allows us to volunteer to deliver meals to seniors,” says Tokarz. “We truly make a difference!”


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On February 2, the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce selected The Primerica Foundation as the recipient of the D. Scott Hudgens Humanitarian Award during their 70th Annual Dinner. This annual award is given to a charitable institution best embodying the spirit of compassion and generosity, to which the late Scott Hudgens was so deeply committed.

Held at the Infinite Energy Center, the 70th Annual Dinner brought together more than 1,000 of Gwinnett County’s business executives and community leaders to celebrate the year’s accomplishments.



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For the past 16 years, Gwinnett Magazine has polled the community to find the best of the best in over 300 categories. Thousands of votes are submitted and tallied each year.

Primerica is proud to have been recognized as a “Best Employer” by Gwinnett Magazine for the past five years. Joining as a 2017 Best of Gwinnett winner is The Primerica Foundation – named a “Best Foundation.”

Check out Primerica’s ad, featured in the Best of Gwinnett special edition magazine! You can find it on newsstands beginning in March 2018.


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