Christian City Children’s Village received a grant from Westfield Insurance Foundation thanks to the help of J. Smith Lanier & Co., a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC company (JSL).
The grant is part of the Westfield Legacy of Caring program, which invites Westfield independent insurance agents to nominate a local nonprofit in the areas of disaster recovery, insurance pathways, family stability or safety.
“Thanks to the generous donation from Westfield Insurance
Foundation, we can increase our efforts toward caring for
children who have been abused or abandoned,” said LaVann
Landrum, Chief Development Officer at Christian City. “Some
of the children live at the Children’s Village for a short period
of time while others call Christian City home for their entire
childhoods. We rely on community support to provide all their
basic needs, including educational expenses. Generous grants
like this sustain us.” Landrum said.
“We have strong relationships with our agents, and we value the important role they play in their communities,” said Ed Largent, Westfield President, CEO, board chair and Westfield Insurance Foundation chairman. “Our agents help provide peace of mind and security, and the Legacy of Caring fund is an extension of the fundamental role insurance plays every day stabilizing families, businesses and communities.”
“Our collaboration with Westfield allows us to further our citizenship efforts with Christian City and have an impact on critically important initiatives,” said Ryan Scott, Senior Vice President of JSL.
Christian City Children’s Village is one of 78 nonprofits nationwide receiving a Westfield Legacy of Caring grant – collectively totaling nearly $550,000. Westfield is proud to work with their independent agents in distributing nearly $1.3 million since the onset of the Legacy of Caring program in 2015.
Westfield Insurance Foundation’s Legacy of Caring
Fund Benefits Christian City Children’s Village