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    The insurance brokerage’s giving is employee-driven, says Jordan Ready, director of alternative risk programs. She leads a committee of fifteen workers who will divvy up $157,000 in charitable gifts from Assurance this year, based on recommendations from other employees. The committee also helps organize volunteering events, such as trips to animal shelters and to a tennis tournament hosted by the local Special Olympics. “It’s absolutely rewarding to tell someone that we interviewed the charity partner you suggested,” says Ready, “and we’re going to be supporting them.” Read the Great Place to Work review here.

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    Company Info

    Industry
    Financial Services & Insurance
    Sector
    General Insurance
    Year founded1,961
    HQ location
    Schaumburg, Ill.
    Type of org
    Private
    # of work sites
    3
    U.S. employees
    377
    Global employees
    377
    Web addresswww.assuranceagency.com

    Philanthropy

    Total company donations$508,000
    Offers paid time off for volunteering
    yes
    Max PTO for volunteering
    8
    Company matches employee contribution
    no
    Total amount matched (past 12 mo)-
    Avg match/employee-