2018-01-24 / Features

Allstate Professionals Earn $18,000 Grant For New York’s American Cancer Society


Eighteen Allstate agency owners, financial specialists and licensed sales professionals recently came together to secure a $18,000 Allstate Foundation Helping Hands grant to benefit New York’s American Cancer Society. Eighteen Allstate agency owners, financial specialists and licensed sales professionals recently came together to secure a $18,000 Allstate Foundation Helping Hands grant to benefit New York’s American Cancer Society. Eighteen Allstate agency owners, financial specialists and licensed sales professionals from New York recently came together to secure an $18,000 Allstate Foundation Helping Hands grant to benefit the American Cancer Society. The grant will support the American Cancer Society’s mission to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers, and raise money to help find a cure.

The agency owners, financial specialists and licensed sales professionals earned $1,000 each for American Cancer Society by volunteering at the 15th annual Relay for Life of Middle Village. Relay for Life is a signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society, where participants constantly take turns walking or running as a team during the 12-hour event. The American Cancer Society will use the $18,000 grant to further its work.

The participants are among thousands of agency owners, financial specialists, and licensed sales professionals around the country working to improve communities by volunteering for the causes they care about most.

“As small business owners and community leaders, Allstate agency owners, financial specialists and licensed sales professionals see firsthand the opportunities and challenges facing the communities they serve,” said Don Rubbo, Regional Sales leader, Allstate Field Senior Vice President. “Giving back is core to who we are, which is why we’re proud to volunteer and raise funds to improve the lives of people across New York.”

American Cancer Society is one of thousands of organizations this year to receive Allstate Foundation Helping Hands grants secured by agency owners, financial specialists and licensed sales professionals on behalf of the non-profits where they volunteer. The grants support organizations addressing domestic violence, youth empowerment, disaster preparedness, hunger and other causes.

Participating Allstate agency owners, financial specialists and licensed sales professionals include (in alphabetical order):

Josephine Cazilas, Oyster Bay; Julia Cox, Westbury; Adibel Cruz, Garden City Park; Rose Mary D’Amico-Catalano, Great Neck; Greg Harrington, Wantagh; Shanta Jaggernauth, Hollis; Mohamed Khan, Richmond Hill; Salman Khan, Ridgewood; Shifa Khan, Maspeth; Jermaine Matthews, Garden City Park; Erin McCartney, Washingtonville; Richard McKenna, Manhasset; Donovan Neita, Woodhaven; Rifat Nikezi, Maspeth; Stefanos Panagioulakis, Ridgewood; Sarah Sibadan, Ozone Park; Kevin Spann, Middle Village; Dominique Spann, Middle Village.

The Helping Hands in the Community grants are one example of The Allstate Foundation’s legacy of service and giving:

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