Heffernan Insurance Brokers’ Employee Recognized for Service to Local Food Bank & Nominated for 2012 Red Cross Bay Area Heroes Award

Walnut Creek, California (EastBayDaily) — Heffernan Insurance Brokers’ Jacquie Domingo, a commercial insurance broker, Small Business division, has recently been recognized as a “Hunger Hero” by the Alameda County Community Food Bank. Because of her efforts, Domingo is now in the running to become one of the 2012 Red Cross Bay Area Heroes after being nominated by California State Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski.

Domingo began volunteering at the food bank in high school and has continued through Heffernan’s volunteer days. Heffernan encourages all employees to volunteer at local nonprofits, in addition to specializing in insurance for nonprofits. Domingo took her volunteer efforts a step further and donated several of her own personal hours to promoting the food bank on Twitter and Facebook and organizing a door-to-door food drive.

“The idea for the canned food walk resurfaced nine years after my first go-around. I figured it wouldn't hurt to give it another try,” said Domingo. “I posted the event on my Facebook, Twitter, and sent an e-mail blast to my co-workers, friends, and family. When the day arrived, I had a great, enthusiastic group ready to work in my neighborhood.”

Heffernan Insurance Brokers also encourages employees to participate in fundraisers for local nonprofits, in addition to supporting its own Heffernan Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to grant funding to charities that provide direct support and services to local communities in the areas of shelter, food, education and the preservation of the environment. The Heffernan Foundation was created in 2006 to support Heffernan Group’s dedication and commitment to social responsibility through employee philanthropy, volunteerism and education. The Foundation is dedicated to giving generously in the communities where its employees work and live. In 2011, Heffernan donated 22% of profit to charity.

About Heffernan Insurance Brokers:

Heffernan Insurance Brokers, formed in 1988, is one of the largest independent insurance brokerage firms in the United States. Heffernan provides insurance and financial services products to a range of businesses and individuals. Headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., Heffernan has offices in San Francisco, Petaluma, Menlo Park, Los Angeles and Orange County, CA.; Portland, OR; St. Louis, MO and New York, NY.

Employee-owned, Heffernan Insurance Brokers was named the Top Mid-Sized Broker in the United States to Work for in 2009 by Business Insurance Magazine. The firm has been among the Top Greater Bay Area Philanthropists since 2003 by donating more than $2.5 million to local charities.

For more information, visit http://www.heffins.com or call 800.234.6787. License # 0564249.


Julianne Freed


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