Community service is a valued tradition at Erie Insurance.

ERIE’s founder, H.O. Hirt, had a lifelong concern for others less fortunate. When he learned about the Foster Parents Plan for War Children in 1949, for example, he asked employees to make small monthly donations in support of war orphans. H.O. Hirt was later honored for this philanthropy on June 16, 1954, when he and The ERIE were awarded The Brotherhood of Children Award for “the innumerable tangible evidences of brotherly love and help.” Pictured at left is one of the families who benefited from this philanthropy.

Through the years, Erie Insurance and its Employees and Agents have continued H.O. Hirt’s tradition of giving by generously supporting the communities where they live and work. By pooling their resources to help disaster victims, building homes for the homeless and participating in hundreds of food and clothing drives for the needy, they demonstrate an ongoing concern for others.

Today, Erie Insurance Employees and Agents continue to serve their communities by supporting events and programs within the following areas of focus: