• Saginaw Bay Underwriters Invites Nominees for Increased $250 SBU Cares Donations

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    January 08, 2019
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
     
    Saginaw Bay Underwriters Invites Nominees for Increased $250 SBU Cares Donations
     
    Saginaw, Michigan – January 7, 2019 – Saginaw Bay Underwriters (SBU) will give $250 each week of 2019 to a different local charitable cause, all based on nominations from the community.
     
    The donations are part of a program called SBU Cares, which began in 2013 to celebrate the local insurance agency’s 150th anniversary with $150 weekly donations.
     
    “We’re increasing the amount from $150 to $250 each week in 2019, because we want to offer even more help to the communities in which we live and work,” said SBU President & CEO Peter N. Ewend.
     
    The way SBU Cares works is simple: anyone can nominate a cause simply by emailing sbucares@sbuins.com. SBU then chooses from the nominations each week and makes a donation.  
     
    “At first we thought the program would only continue through 2013, but it became clear right away that there are many more worthy local causes than there are weeks in a year,” said Ewend.
     
    From 2013-2018, SBU Cares supported hundreds of local causes, with donations amounting to more than $40,000 in addition to SBU’s other regular giving.
     
    “We have clients and locations in Saginaw, Bay City and Midland, so we try to donate in all three areas,” Ewend said. “We also like to support all different kinds of causes − schools, nonprofits, fundraising events, social service groups, you name it.”
     
    Recent recipients of SBU Cares donations include the Saginaw Community Foundation, Women of Colors, Walk for Hope, YMCA, Saginaw Police Department Reserve Unit, Pride, Essexville-Garber bands, BV Mega Fest and the Good Samaritan Rescue Mission.
     
    “This year, with the increased amount, we really want to support your cause,” said Ewend. “So send those nominations!”
     
    Anyone interested in making a nomination should email sbucares@sbuins.com. Saginaw Bay Underwriters’ Facebook page also regularly posts pictures and the recipients’ stories at facebook.com/sbuins
    About SBU
    Saginaw Bay Underwriters has provided insurance solutions to the Great Lakes Bay Region for more than 150 years. From offices in Saginaw, Midland and Bay City, SBU serves over 12,000 clients as one of Michigan’s largest independent insurance agencies.
     
    Visit sbuins.com to learn more about The Clear Advantage™ for home, auto, life and health policies, business insurance, and employee benefits coverage.
     
    Contact        
    Matt Hill
    Saginaw Bay Underwriters
    (989) 752-8600
    mhill@sbuins.com
     
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