WGA #SoGood Award Winner for Community Involvement Efforts
Press for Immediate Release
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, June 13, 2014 – William Gallagher Associates (“WGA”) was named the winner at BostInno’s Inaugural #SoGood Awards yesterday, a program that honored companies and individuals who have contributed to the social good in the Boston community.
WGA’s Community Involvement Committee was recognized for its philanthropic efforts and contributions to several non-profit organizations and community projects, within the Corporate Initiative category for companies with less than 500 employees.
“Our team is honored to be selected for the first of these awards,” commented Phil Edmundson, CEO and Chairman of WGA. “WGA recently developed a corporate Statement of Purpose that goes as far as to say that we are committed to ‘Advancing Social Responsibility’ so included with #SoGood is a great tribute to that.”
The Community Involvement Committee at WGA oversees various fundraisers and company-wide initiatives to reach out and give back to the community. The committee organized several activities this year, including monthly meal service at Father Bill’s and Mainspring homeless shelter, running drives for donations for New Hope women’s shelter, volunteering at the Massachusetts Special Olympics Bio Ball, organizing a team to walk the March of Dimes annual “March for Babies” and running toy drives and wrapping gifts for Morgan Memorial Goodwill around the holidays, among others.
Winners were announced as part of the BostInno’s State of Innovation, a forum featuring panelists, business leaders and entrepreneurs discussing the state of innovation across Boston.
WGA is a leading provider of insurance brokerage, risk management and employee benefit services to companies with complex risks and dynamic needs, within industries that include life sciences, technology, financial risks, healthcare, energy, clean tech and environmental services. The firm was founded in 1983 and is one of the country’s leading independent brokerage firms, with offices in Boston, MA; New York, NY; Hartford, CT; Princeton, NJ Columbia, MD; and Atlanta, GA.