President & CEO Steve Linkous presented checks totaling more than $260,000 to local nonprofit organizations in 2019. This financial support was given to more than 70 organizations local to the Harford Mutual home office in Bel Air, MD as well as several organizations in the Southern territory served by the Fort Mill, South Carolina office.
Recipients included the United Way of Central Maryland, Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation, The Sexual Assault/Spouse Abuse Resource Center, Boys and Girls Clubs of Harford and Cecil Counties, The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region, Havre de Grace Colored School Foundation, American Cancer Society, Harford Community College Foundation, and Mason-Dixon Community Services.
Additionally, Harford Mutual employees participated in a volunteer challenge throughout the year. More than 160 employees spread across ten teams logged a total of 2877 hours of community service in 2019, including 720 hours of paid time off for individual volunteering and 327 hours of group volunteering. Organizations supported with volunteer time included Habitat for Humanity, Sleep in Heavenly Peace, and Harford Family House.
The three teams that completed the most hours directed donations totaling $4,250 from Harford Mutual to charitable organizations of their choosing. The first-place team, led by Large Account Underwriter Jenn Holbrook, designated $2,500 to Shriners Hospitals for Children. The second-place team, led by Senior Examiner Judy Scott, selected St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to receive $1,000. The third-place team, led by Senior Examiner and top volunteer Debbi McGinley, designated $750 to The Humane Society of Harford County
Entering 2020, Harford Mutual is increasing community outreach even further, boosting volunteer paid time off to two days per calendar year per full-time employee.
Harford Mutual Insurance Company, founded in 1842 in Harford County, Maryland, provides commercial property and casualty insurance products and services to a regional market. The company ended 2019 with over $230 million in direct written premium sold through nearly 500 independent agents in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington DC. Harford Mutual contributed more than $260,000 to over 70 charities in 2019. Harford Mutual is rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best, the leading credit rating organization dedicated to serving the global insurance industry. For more information, visit www.HarfordMutual.com.