Spring 2010 Giving Network Agency of the Year, Erie Branch

Agency: Turner Insurance Agency, Harrisville, Pa.
Donation: eduKenya

Agent Gary Turner of Turner Insurance Agency in Harrisville, Pa., volunteers and donates to many local organizations, including the local Chamber of Commerce and YMCA. But, he also believes in the importance of helping the global community. That’s why Gary sent his $2,500 Giving Network Agency of the Year Award to U.S.-based non-profit group, eduKenya, a group formed by one of Gary’s Customers. The non-profit organization helps feed, clothe and develop schools for children in the Nairobi slums.

“It’s wonderful to be able to continue what [company founder] H.O. Hirt started years ago by giving back,” said Turner. “We’ve been blessed tremendously, and I believe in giving back to the community and world around us to try to make a difference.”