Barney & Barney Foundation Makes Grants To California Nonprofits

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SAN DIEGO, September 24, 2014 – The Barney & Barney Foundation today announced it has awarded grants to nine nonprofit organizations in San Diego, Orange County and the San Francisco Bay Area following its recent benefit concert at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

This year’s Rock The Foundation event was attended by more than 500 concertgoers and helped raise $150,000 to support organizations in the communities served by Barney & Barney. The Foundation, established in 2009 by Barney & Barney, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC company, has made more than $1.1 million in grants to over 80 nonprofit organizations in California.

“On behalf of the entire team at Barney & Barney, I want to thank the San Diego community, our sponsors and our associates for making the fifth Rock The Foundation event a great success,” said Paul Hering, CEO of Barney & Barney. “Working with and investing in our communities is a core value of Barney & Barney, and we’re pleased to support these nine outstanding nonprofit organizations.”

Aflac was the headline sponsor of Rock The Foundation and was joined by other key sponsors including Aetna, CHUBB, MMA, Guardian, One Beacon, Anthem Blue Cross, First Insurance Funding, Hanover, The Hartford, Sharp HealthCare, Swett & Crawford, Travelers, United Healthcare, UNUM, Zenith, Zurich, and San Diego Business Journal.

The 2014 recipients are:

San Diego

· Community Resource Center – $40,000

· Promises2Kids – $20,000

· ElderHelp of San Diego – $10,000

· Girls On The Run San Diego – $10,000

· Outdoor Outreach – $10,000

Orange County

· Cure SMA – $20,000

· Ocean Institute – $10,000

San Francisco Bay Area

· Raphael House – $20,000

· Students Rising Above – $10,000

About Barney & Barney

Barney & Barney is one of the nation’s leading insurance brokerages, offering a comprehensive line of risk management and employee benefit solutions. The firm specializes in commercial property and casualty insurance, employee benefits, workers’ compensation, compensation consulting, executive liability, personal lines and surety. In 2014, Barney & Barney joined Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC (MMA), a subsidiary of Marsh Inc., the world’s leading insurance broker and risk advisor. Barney & Barney has offices in San Diego, San Francisco, Oakland and Orange County. For more information, visit www.barneyandbarney.com, or call 800.321.4696.

Spotlight on Community Involvement

Continuing our tradition of giving back to the community, Barney & Barney associates recently volunteered with three of our 2014 Barney & Barney Foundation Grant Recipients – Outdoor Outreach in San Diego, Ocean Institute in Orange County and Raphael House in San Francisco. Working in partnership with each organization, associates had the opportunity to participate hands-on and witness first-hand the services and support these organizations provide to better our communities. These non-profits are three of nine organizations receiving grants at this year’s Rock the Foundation benefit concert.

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