Community Involvement

Members of the PURE team are actively involved in improving the communities in which we operate. In addition to the many national organizations we support — Habitat for Humanity, The American Lung Association, St. Baldrick’s Foundation, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, and the United Way — we also actively support local hospitals, cancer organizations, shelters, food pantries, and more.

Community Involvement

Following are just a few of the organizations we proudly supported in 2015:


Our support for the American Lung Association began as a way to honor and remember our PURE colleague, Chip Dow, who suffered from severe Asthma—a condition that tragically took his life on April 19, 2015. Read more about Chip here. In Chip’s memory, we made a significant donation to the American Lung Association to help increase awareness and fund research.

Jacqueline Rubino, Director of Asthma for the American Lung Association (center right) gathered for a photo with PURE employees (from left) Alyssa Roberts, Kate Novello, and Colin Haupt as they presented her with PURE’s donation.

We continue to support the United Way and their mission of improving lives by mobilizing the power of communities around the world to advance the common good. 

In addition to our active role with the Women’s Leadership Council, members of our team joined the Emerging Leaders Alliance, a network of young professionals interested in philanthropy and in making positive changes in our community.

PURE team members participated in a networking event for the Emerging Leaders Alliance.

As long-time supporters of St. Baldrick’s Foundation, we’re proud that our involvement with the organization continues to grow. As the second-largest contributor of funds to fight childhood cancer—behind the U.S. government—St. Baldrick’s has raised more than $178 million primarily through head-shaving events.

In 2015, three PURE team members participated in a head-shaving event, raising more than $15,000 for this life-changing cause. And in early 2016, our team grew to eight “shavees” representing PURE and raised more than $50,000. To learn more or to make a donation, visit pureinsurance.com/stbaldricks.

Jeff Paraschac, PURE’s CFO, shaves the head of Chris Cassady, VP – Texas Regional Executive at a shave event in 2016.


SUPPORTING OUR LOCAL COMMUNITIES: CHARLESTON

PURE’s Charleston office first opened in 2008 with only a few employees. The team has since expanded and in August 2015, relocated to a larger space in the historic Cigar Factory.

Communities Charleston
Fields

Charleston, like many of the cities from which we operate, is more than just an office location to us. Our employees passionately support the local community in a number of ways, including partnering with Fields to Families, which helps feed the hungry in South Carolina (the second highest percentage of hungry people in the nation). The organization focuses on improving the nutrition of those in need by gathering crops from generous farmers and community gardeners to distribute to local food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters.