Heffernan Insurance Brokers to Take Part in the 2012 Palo Alto Echelon Challenge and Gran Fondo

Walnut Creek, California (EastBayDaily) — As part of its annual giving efforts for 2012, Heffernan Insurance Brokers has announced that members of its team will take part in the Palo Alto Echelon Challenge and Gran Fondo, which will take place on September 16th, on behalf of The Heffernan Foundation. Representatives from team Heffernan will fundraise in order to take part in the Echelon – a .6-mile circuit through downtown Palo Alto – and ride in the Gran Fondo, which offers 30, 75 or 95-mile courses with timed hill-climbs, fun prizes and themed rest stops.

The Heffernan Foundation was created in 2006 to support Heffernan Group’s dedication and commitment to social responsibility. 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. Heffernan not only encourages its employees to participate in fundraisers for local nonprofits, the agency also specializes in providing nonprofit insurance.

Individuals who would like to contribute to Heffernan’s fundraising goals for the Echelon Challenge and Gran Fondo can visit the event’s website and make a donation.

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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