- The annual employee-led effort to benefit a local charity this year resulted in $9,000 being raised by Maran Corporate Risk Associates (MCRA) for the Coalitions for Women's Cancers at Southampton Hospital
(CWC), it was announced by Steve Maietta
, president of the full-service insurance agency headquartered in Southampton.
"Supporting the local community and local charities are top priorities for MCRA, and we are very proud of our more than 50 employees who raised $3,000 on their own, and we are grateful to many of our business associates who generously contributed another $3,000," Maietta said. The Maran agency matched the employee effort, which brought the total contribution to $9,000 for CWC.
The effort started in January when the Maran staff voted CWC as the target charity from five nominated by employee Colleen Deuel
, who is the CWC secretary. The fundraising program included raffles, sales of candy grams and candy valentines, as well as office football and basketball pools. Even a portion of the agency's notary fees were contributed to the fund. The single most successful event was a huge community yard sale outside the Maran office. Many neighbors joined in the effort, which netted more than $1,500.
Employees also appealed to the agency's business associates in the insurance industry to participate in the endeavor with considerable success.
Firms that contributed $100 or more to the fundraising effort include Adirondack Insurance Exchange, Fidelity National Property & Casualty Insurance Group, Harleysville Insurance, Merchants Insurance Group, Narragansett Bay Insurance Company, Nawrocki Smith
, North Island Facilities, Pure, and Tower Group.
, PC and Savoy Associates notably contributed $1,000 and $500, respectively.
In its second year targeting a specific charity to help, MCRA employees have helped raise more than $17,000 for local Southampton area charities.
"This will go to help many people," said CWC President Susan Roden
when accepting the donation.