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Dec

04.18

As 2018 comes to a close, we’d like to recognize the different ways our Primerica Home Office employees stay generous and support the local community throughout the year:

  • Employee Choice Grant Awards – Through the Employee Choice Grant Awards, employees selected five area nonprofits through a company-wide vote to receive a $10,000 grant from The Primerica Foundation. The 2018 recipients are: Angels Among Us Pet Rescue, Circle of Love Adult Day Care Center, Connections Homes, Love Beyond Walls and Top Dogg K9 Foundation.
  • Relay for Life – Primerica raised over $118,500 this year for the American Cancer Society during the Relay for Life campaign. The Home Office was declared the No. 1 Relay team at the Top Relay event in the world. Primerica has been the presenting sponsor at the event since 2010.
  • Employee Giving Campaign – During October, employees had two opportunities to give to the community through the United Way and The Primerica Foundation. Our employees generously pledged over $71,000 for 2019.
  • Great Days of Service – Nineteen volunteers worked together at Summerour Middle School to beautify their community garden by installing ramps to their work shed, building and installing benches for two outdoor classrooms, staining their pergola and general upkeep of the garden. In addition, nine other volunteers wrote notes of positivity for another popular program at Gwinnett Technical College.
  • Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Primerica was the largest team with 80 participating employees and family members registered at Gwinnett County’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, raising $22,000.
  • Blood Drives – Employees donated 180 pints of blood to the American Red Cross, which were collected over four blood drives.
  • Food Drives – Employees donated nonperishable food items during two drives in the calendar year. The spring drive yielded 2,300 pounds of food.
  • Meals on Wheels – Twenty-five Primerica employees spent their lunch hour delivering meals to homes of 30 seniors in the community.
  • Adopt-a-Road – Employees completed four road cleanups this year resulting in the collection of nearly 500 pounds of trash and 25 illegal signs.
  • Salvation Army’s Angel Tree – Employees will provide gifts of clothing and toys for 100 children and 25 senior citizens.
  • Salvation Army’s Can-a-Thon – Employee volunteers will work two-hour shifts to collect and sort canned items that come in from all over the community in order to help feed the hungry.
  • 2018 Total Charitable Giving – Primerica corporate charitable giving to nonprofits included $256,667 in donations, $489,430 in event sponsorships and $60,000 in in-kind donations. In addition, The Primerica Foundation funded 84 grants amounting to $1.7 million.
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Nov

06.18

The Primerica Foundation recently presented a $149,000 grant to HomeFirst Gwinnett, an initiative in Gwinnett County designed to address the county’s homeless population.

The grant was part of a $500,000 gift from The Foundation’s corporate benefactor, Primerica, and was earmarked for the Neighbors in Need initiative.

The rest of the $500,000 grant funds will be split among several nonprofits addressing homelessness in Gwinnett and Metro Atlanta.

“At Primerica, we believe that when our community is successful, we are successful,” said Karen Fine Saltiel, chair of The Primerica Foundation. “Giving back is a mission very close to our hearts.”

 

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Nov

06.18

Streamlining the process by which a homeless family can receive help in a county with one of the highest homeless populations in the state of Georgia is no easy task.

You can ask any one of the leaders who met at the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce this week with Milton Little, President and CEO of United Way of Greater Atlanta. Board Members from The Primerica Foundation participated in this “round table” style meeting as well as other community, business and civic leaders.

Moderated by Milton Little, much of the conversation was directed to Matt Elder, director of HomeFirst Gwinnett, one of the nonprofits selected to receive grant funding from The Primerica Foundation in 2018 through the Neighbors in Need funding.

The meeting was the beginning of what will be a comprehensive campaign aimed at combatting homelessness in Gwinnett County.

HomeFirst Gwinnett is an initiative formed this year between the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners, the United Way of Greater Atlanta and The Primerica Foundation.

Over the course of the next six months, Elder will develop and execute a strategic plan for mapping out the county’s existing resources, coordinate efforts among those resources, oversee the construction and opening of a new shelter, work with police and hospitals to survey existing homeless populations and identify the newly homeless, and advocate for affordable housing.

The Primerica Foundation has donated a total of $149,000 to HomeFirst Gwinnett.

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Oct

29.18

Nineteen Primerica Home Office employees provided a massive amount of manpower to help out with a garden project at Gwinnett County’s Summerour Middle School during the 19th annual Gwinnett Great Days of Service event held Oct. 19-20.

The volunteers worked on beautifying a community garden at the middle school, which included installing ramps to the work shed, building and installing benches for two outdoor classrooms, staining a pergola and general upkeep of the garden.

Laura Gibbs, VP of employee engagement, told a newspaper reporter: “One of the reasons we chose this (project) is because of the garden itself. (Gardens) promote self-sufficiency, and that’s part of what Primerica believes in, as a company and also what our Foundation does.”

The project was part of more than 500 projects going on throughout the county Friday and Saturday.

Read the Gwinnett Daily Post article featuring the Primerica project here.

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Oct

22.18

Benefactor of the Year Award

Pictured (L to R) are members of The Primerica Foundation Board
of Trustees: Anne Soutter, Karen Fine Saltiel and William Nemetz.

The Primerica Foundation, which funds scholarships for qualifying students at Gwinnett Technical College, received the Benefactor of the Year Award at the school’s “State of the College” event held Oct. 12.

Karen Fine Saltiel also received special recognition at the event, both for her work on the board of directors for The Gwinnett Technical Foundation and for her contributions to the Gwinnett County community.

Fine Saltiel is the founding chair of The Primerica Foundation and will be retiring at the end of 2018.

Gwinnett Tech serves more than 21,000 students across its credit, economic development, continuing education, and adult education programs.

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