We think so. At Assurity, it’s a willingness to share our time and talents as well.
To be clear, Assurity associates are proud of what we’ve given. In 2018, our United Way pledge of $172,751 benefited more than 60 organizations – and that’s in addition to nearly 80 other nonprofits to which we contributed.
But we want to do more than simply give money, and that takes a team effort. For example, Assurity encourages full-time associates to take eight hours on the clock each year to volunteer. Meals on Wheels, the American Cancer Society, Junior Achievement, People's City Mission and Lincoln’s Adopt-A-Trail program are just a handful of the organizations to benefit from our team’s efforts.
Brett West Senior Director of Real Estate Development, Assurity
Our desire to make the world a better place goes well beyond cleaning the trail that runs alongside Assurity Center – but in one particular instance, it’s only another hundred feet away.
Assurity funded the development of Antelope Square in partnership with NeighborWorks Lincoln, a nonprofit dedicated to community revitalization and sustainable homeownership. Finished in spring 2019, it’s now home to two dozen single-family residences, many of which are designated for low- to moderate-income, first-time homeowners.
“Antelope Square allowed us to put another 24 families into quality housing,” said Mike Renken, NeighborWorks chief executive officer. “People learn they want the same thing: a great place to live.”
That’s a sentiment Assurity shares, said Brett West, senior director of real estate development.
“We live and work here, so we want to make sure the community around us is strong,” West said. “That’s why we helped to create a front door to the neighborhood.”