Barney & Barney to Host “Rock the Foundation” Benefit Concert on September 29

Seventh Annual Event to Support Nonprofit Organizations in San Diego

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SAN DIEGO, CA, September 2, 2016 – The Barney & Barney Foundation today announced that Atomic Groove will headline its annual fundraising event, Rock The Foundation, on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego.

The Barney & Barney Foundation, established in 2009 by Barney & Barney Insurance Services LLC, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC company, donates proceeds from the Rock The Foundation concert and charity golf tournaments to nonprofit organizations in San Diego, Orange County and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Now in its seventh year, Rock The Foundation event is lead by Barney & Barney, with support from headline sponsors Word & Brown, and RT Specialty. Other key sponsors are Aflac, Aetna, Zenith, One Beacon, Kemper, TransAmerica, Travelers, Zurich, UNUM, Kaiser, Hanover, CRC Insurance Services, FIRST Insurance Funding, The Hartford, Nationwide and San Diego Business Journal.

“We’re proud to host Rock the Foundation and support the terrific work being done by nonprofits in the San Diego area,” said Paul Hering, CEO of Barney & Barney. “We are also very pleased with this year’s stellar lineup of sponsors and donors, as well as the outstanding contribution of Barney & Barney employees working to ensure the event’s success.”

Variety dance band Atomic Groove has become a local favorite on the entertainment scene for more than two decades. Band Leader and Lead Vocalist, Carrie Weiland, heads up the group, which was recently awarded San Diego’s Best Local Band 2016.

Since inception, the Barney & Barney Foundation has awarded over $2 million in grants to more than 80 nonprofit organizations in California. The San Diego grant recipients from this year’s concert will be the following:

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito

Junior Achievement of San Diego County

Social Advocates for Youth

Women’s Resource Center of Oceanside

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, Walnut Creek and Orange County. For more information, visit, or call 800.321.4696.

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