Des Moines, IA February 3, 2021 – Continental Western Group, a Berkley company, today presented a donation for more than $21,000 to the National Alliance on Mental Illness – Iowa Inc (NAMI Iowa). Continental Western Group (CWG) is a regional provider of commercial lines insurance guided by the principle that we are a company of people who support a common group of values.
CWG believes in supporting the communities that we work and live in. Because we understand how important the work that NAMI does on both a local and national level, we are proud to support this worthy organization.
“On behalf of all Continental Western Group, we are delighted to present NAMI of Iowa with this donation. Continental Western Group feels very connected with the Mission, Vision and Values of NAMI which are focused on mental illness and providing the millions affected by it with means to build a better life. Similar to the start of NAMI, our employee contributions are truly a grassroots effort. We applaud the valuable role NAMI plays for others,” stated Tim Nelligan, CWG President.
Throughout 2020, the associate teams at CWG held several fundraising activities to support our goal of raising funds for this worthwhile organization. The funds raised by our associate group were matched up to $10,000 by the W. R. Berkley Corporation Charitable Foundation.
“NAMI Iowa is so appreciative of the generous contribution Continental Western Group has made in memory of one of their leaders. Mental health affects everyone in some way, especially in the wake of the pandemic. NAMI works every day to help those affected to find hope and healing. We also advocate for more and better services and programs. Your support will help us reach more Iowans and make a real difference in our state. Thank you!” – Peggy Huppert, Executive Director, NAMI of Iowa
Continental Western Group, in partnership with the W. R. Berkley Corporation Charitable Foundation, actively supports 501(c)(3) organizations within our communities. Our funding decisions are based on a program’s demonstrated efficiency, support by company volunteers, and advancement of employee and community well-being. Funding emphasis is placed on Health & Human Services, Community Betterment, Youth Development, Education and Arts and Culture.
Continental Western Group (CWG) is a provider of middle-market and specialty commercial property and casualty insurance products in the Middle United States, with 13 core states and deep roots in the regions and communities we serve. CWG is headquartered in Des Moines, IA, with offices in Luverne, MN, and Lincoln, NE. CWG is a subsidiary member company of W. R. Berkley Corporation. For more information, please visit https://www.cwgins.com/about-cwg/.
One or more insurance products and services are provided by W. R. Berkley Corporation’s subsidiaries and “operating units”. Operating units are not typically legal entities, but for marketing purposes may sometimes be referred to individually as “a Berkley company” or collectively as “Berkley companies”.
NAMI IOWA works to provide the tools, from support groups and education to outreach and advocacy, needed by friends, families, and persons with mental illness of all ages. Web: https://namiiowa.org/about-nami-iowa/
Photo provided by CWG for use with this release. Pictured left to right: Ann Collins, CWG SVP & CFO, Aaron Pearce, CWG VP & General Counsel, Peggy Huppert, NAMI of Iowa Executive Director Di Taylor, CWG VP & CUO.