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Denver Families & Teachers to Benefit From RIMS Community Service Day Projects 4/21/2014

 

 

Risk Practitioners Take Time to Support Local Charities at RIMS ‘14

NEW YORK (April 21, 2014) On April 27th, approximately 100 risk professionals will gather for the 13th Annual RIMS Community Service Day, an initiative that provides RIMS ’14 attendees with the opportunity to give back to the local community. Sponsored by Zurich, this year, participants will work with Savio House, a Denver nonprofit that delivers critical support for in-need families.  The group will spend the day painting, landscaping and cleaning at Savio House (325 King Street) at 9:30 a.m.

Founded in the early 1960s as an orphanage, Savio House intervenes in the lives of families to strengthen them so that they may keep their children and remain an intact family.   With a wide range of services, most of which are delivered in the families’ homes, children and adolescents’ lives are provided with essential support in order to prevent the need for foster, group and correctional care.

A second Community Service project will be held on Tuesday, April 29th in the Exhibit Hall at the Colorado Convention Center. The second project – also sponsored by Zurich - will benefit the Resource Area for Teaching, a local nonprofit that provides teachers with supplies to make their lessons more interactive and fun.  Risk professionals will lend their support by assembling science kits for local schools.

Resource Area for Teaching is where teachers go to get inspired and find interactive, hands-on resources to help teach their students. The nonprofit organization supports thousands of Colorado teachers by providing them with well-equipped teacher workspace, professional development and recycled teaching materials that are 80—90% lower than retail prices.

“Providing today’s children with a stable upbringing, in a nurturing family setting and access to educational resources is crucial to their development and significantly impacts their potential for future success,” said RIMS Executive Director Mary Roth.  “RIMS is proud to support the Savio House and Resource Area For Teaching and contribute to their efforts to assist those in need.  I’d also like to thank Zurich for sponsoring RIMS Community Service Day events, allowing us to continue this important conference tradition.”

”Zurich is committed to helping build resilient and sustainable communities and here in North America this includes working to support  the health and welfare of children in need,” said Dan Riordan, Zurich CEO of Global Corporate in North America. “I am proud of the Zurich employees and all RIMS volunteers who will be joining me on Sunday to make a difference in the lives of Savio House families and working throughout the week to support area teachers.”

In 2002, RIMS was one of the first entities to host a large convention in post-Katrina New Orleans.  RIMS first Community Service Day was initiated during that conference to support local families and rebuild infrastructure devastated by the natural disaster.

About RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition

Launched in 1963, RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition attracts some 10,000 risk and insurance professionals at all experience levels, business executives with risk management interests, brokers, insurers and service providers for the ultimate educational and networking experience. The four-day event offers more than 150 educational sessions, keynote presentations, special events and an expansive Exhibit Hall with more than 400 exhibitors. Following Denver, the event will be hosted in New Orleans in 2015. For more information, visit www.RIMS.org/RIMS14.

About Zurich
This is the third year in a row that Zurich has sponsored RIMS Community Service Day activities.  The sponsorship represents the “Zurich Commitment” to its customers, employees, shareholders and communities and helps to empower its employees to get involved in the communities, in which they live and work.  

Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) is a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. With more than 55,000 employees, it provides a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services. Zurich’s customers include individuals, small businesses, and mid-sized and large companies, including multinational corporations, in more than 170 countries. The Group is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1872. The holding company, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd (ZURN), is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and has a level I American Depositary Receipt (ZURVY) program, which is traded over-the-counter on OTCQX. Further information about Zurich is available at www.zurich.com.

In North America, Zurich is a leading commercial property-casualty insurance provider serving the global corporate, large corporate, middle market, specialties and programs sectors. Life insurance offered in the United States is issued by Zurich American Life Insurance Company, an Illinois domestic life insurance company. For more information about the products and services it offers and people Zurich employs around the world go to http://www.zurichna.com. 2012 marked Zurich's 100 year anniversary of insuring America and the success of its customers, shareholders and employees. 


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About RIMS

As the preeminent organization dedicated to advancing the practice of risk management, RIMS, the Risk Management Society™, is a global not-for-profit organization representing more than 3,500 industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable and government entities throughout the world. Founded in 1950, RIMS brings networking, professional development and education opportunities to its membership of more than 11,000 risk management professionals located in more than 60 countries. For more information on RIMS, visit www.RIMS.org.

 

For more information, contact:

Josh Salter, RIMS communications manager, (212) 655-6059 or jsalter@RIMS.org

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