MEMIC Employees Focus Giving on Health, Family and Animal Welfare
PORTLAND, ME, January 19, 2018 – When Michael Bourque, president and chief executive officer of The MEMIC Group, announced that all 400 employees of the specialty workers’ compensation insurance company may each direct $100 to a 501c3 charity that captured their hearts, he had no idea where the charitable contributions would go.
MEMIC employees chose to give to a wide variety of nonprofits from the Utah Food Bank to Santuario de Animales San Fransisco De Asís in Puerto Rico. Health, family and animal welfare were the top causes of the 245 nonprofits across the country that MEMIC employees chose for their charitable contributions, with the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland receiving the most contributions.
“MEMIC has a long tradition of community engagement and we thought this would be a great way for our employees to mark the beginning of our 25th anniversary year,” said Bourque. “It’s important for each employee to feel their voice is heard at MEMIC and in their community.”
Photo: Ali the dog and the staff of Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland join some of MEMIC’s employees who chose the nonprofit for their charitable contributions. More information about Ali and animal adoption can be found at www.arlgp.org.
The MEMIC Group includes MEMIC Indemnity Company, MEMIC Casualty Company, and parent company Maine Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company; all rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best. As a super-regional workers’ compensation specialty insurer, The MEMIC Group holds licenses to write workers’ compensation across the country. The group insures more than 20,000 employers and their estimated 300,000 employees, and holds more than $1.3 billion in assets. The group maintains offices in Manchester, NH; Glastonbury, CT; Albany, NY; Weehawken, NJ; West Conshohocken, PA; Tysons Corner, VA; and Tampa, FL; in addition to its headquarters in Portland, ME.