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Sep

04.18

Primerica received an award at an appreciation breakfast held for corporate partners of Junior Achievement Discovery Center in Gwinnett County.

Primerica and The Primerica Foundation are long-time supporters of JA, supporting JA Finance Park in Gwinnett, 3DE at Norcross High School, the JA Atlanta Business Hall of Fame and the JA North Georgia Business Hall of Fame.

“Primerica is not only a key partner in a number of initiatives in the Atlanta market – they are a GREAT friend to Junior Achievement Georgia,” said Jack Harris, CEO of Junior Achievement Georgia.

In addition to breakfast, last week’s appreciation event included small breakout sessions to discuss best practices and new ideas for engaging volunteers at the JA Discovery Center. The event also included recognition of corporate volunteers.

The JA Discovery Center in Gwinnett features JA Finance Park and JA BizTown. More than 170,000 middle school students have participated in JA Discovery Center, hosted by 11,000 community and business volunteers each year.

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Aug

27.18

During a recent incentive trip for field leaders held in Miami, The Primerica Foundation awarded a $20,000 grant to a local nonprofit to help fund a program that assists families with troubled children get the intervention services they need.

The grant went to the Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services’ “First Stop for Families Program,” which supports approximately 400 Miami-Dade youth and their families per year.

The program is designed to help families stay together during times of crisis by providing access to professionally trained social workers and case managers to develop new solutions and approaches to overcome conflicts.

“Primerica is deeply committed to improving the communities in which we live and work,” said Glenn Williams, Primerica’s CEO. “Through targeted charitable giving, our Foundation helps strengthen and support families in their time of need. We applaud the exceptional work done by Miami Bridge and are proud to support this worthwhile organization.”

For more information about the Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services, visit http://miamibridge.org/.

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Jul

10.18

On June 21, Primerica and Invesco teamed up with Make-A-Wish Georgia to host a princess-themed celebration party for a special young girl. Ellie Harper, 11, of McDonough, GA, is bravely battling a metabolic disease, which affects her physical development and growth. Her wish was to go to Disney World with her family and through shared funding by the two companies, it came true earlier this year!

“We love to impact lives everyday in the financial world but there are more important things in life than just finances,” says Primerica CEO Glenn Williams. “Being able to make a dream come true for such a brave young lady is very special for us.”

“Ellie thought that all princesses came from Disney World so we went to Disney World,” says her dad, Jason Harper. “The entire experience is an immense benefit for these children who don’t enjoy life the way a normal child is able to, it really makes them feel special and it may be the highlight of their life.”

 

 

More than 27,000 children are diagnosed with a critical illness each year. Through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, one of these children is lucky enough to have their heartfelt wish come true every 34 minutes!

“Wishes are transformational not only for the child, but for the family as well. For them, so much of their time is honestly robbed – the time they spend with siblings, the time for family vacations, etc.,” says Tim Earley, CEO of Make-A-Wish Georgia. “A wish gives them some happiness, some respite and it gives them that normalcy that the majority of us take for granted sometimes.”

Ellie’s party featured plenty of decorations in her favorite color, pink, and her favorite foods. The event was a great reminder of the importance of giving back to the community and what happens when two companies team up to do so.

“Honestly, we can’t create the kind of magic that we create without the help of our community partners like Primerica and Invesco,” adds Earley. “It really takes a community to come together to make all of these things happen from start to finish.”

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Jun

11.18

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.

ABOUT THE PRIMERICA FOUNDATION

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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Feb

26.18

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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