MACON, Ga., February 25, 2011 – GEICO and its associates delivered record-breaking contributions and was once again named United Way of Central Georgia's top contributor, pledging $856,712 during the 2010 United Way campaign—an increase of 2% over last year’s total.
“GEICO has done it again,” said 2010 United Way Campaign Chair George McCanless, president and publisher of The Telegraph. “They just keep on raising more money each year and United Way and our 33 Partner Agencies applaud them for their success. More than 100,000 local people will be helped this year thanks to the generosity of GEICO employees.”
GEICO associates raised $697,712 which was $9,000 more than they raised in 2009. Their corporate gift also increased—from $150,000 in 2009 to $159,000 in 2010, an additional $9,000 in new campaign dollars. Combined with the corporate gift, the grand total raised by GEICO was $856,712 which is $18,000 more than the company and its associates raised in 2009.
“I never cease to be amazed at the dedication and leadership of our employee committee, this year led by campaign coordinators Verlene Pitts, Cheryl Gowder and Serena Galloway,” said Mary Zarcone, southeastern regional vice president of GEICO. “And we never could have done this without the support of our GEICO associates who are always willing to help the people in their community.”
According to GEICO’s coordinators, “We applaud our fellow GEICO associates. We have had outstanding campaigns over the past years and that speaks volumes about the caring spirit of our associates. We just want to thank our coworkers for coming through once again, as we knew they would!”
GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the third-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 12 million private passenger customers and insures more than 18 million vehicles (auto & cycle).
GEICO's online service center helps policyholders take care of policy sales, policy changes, claims reporting and to print insurance ID cards.
GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for boats, life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.
For more information, go to www.geico.com.