Corporate Social Responsibility
in Our Communities

Our Community Focus

Invest in our community through direct financial and volunteer support to local organizations.

Today, we focus our community engagement efforts to help people satisfy their basic protection needs — safe housing, adequate food, and strong early education; economic development and culture; and health and wellness. We support this mission through financial corporate support and very active employee volunteer programs.

Our commitment to corporate social responsibility began more than 165 years ago. Despite the progress we made in the past, our communities need more support than ever. We continue to provide support through grants, sponsorships and working side-by-side with our community partners as active volunteers and board members.

Eliminating Hunger

Fewer families go hungry in the Greater Hartford community due to the great work of Foodshare. We support the organization through employee volunteer time as well as through participation on their board of directors.

Our Impact

Our employees are dedicated to doing their part to make a difference. We support the work they do for the charities they care about by providing 40 hours of paid volunteer time per year to contribute their time to nonprofit organizations or private/public educational institutions. Also, each year, we organize and sponsor volunteer opportunities that take place during the workday.

See what our employees have to say about volunteering.

Here are a few of the ways our employees are working to make life better for others
through our corporate social responsibility program.

Wish School mentor helps student with homework

My mentor helps me with homework and supports
what I do – it’s awesome!

Employees have been mentoring students from Hartford’s Fred D. Wish School on a weekly basis for over 30 years. After the 3rd – 8th graders arrive at our office by bus, they have a healthy snack and spend an hour with their mentors – catching up, getting help with homework, and playing games like Connect Four and Scrabble. It’s hard to say who gets the most out of the sessions – the mentors or the students!
employees at a united way event

“We had a great day working together for a good cause.

Nassau Re employees highlight Habitat for Humanity's mission statement of building homes, community and hope by volunteering at Habitat for Humanity builds and Restores. It’s also a great team-building opportunity for our employees -- working together outside of the office while making a meaningful contribution to the community.
employees at a united way event

“It's important to realize that we can make progress against hunger.

Understanding that hunger exists in every town in Greater Hartford, impacting people of all ages and backgrounds, Foodshare leads an informed, coordinated response to hunger in Hartford and other counties. We are proud to support Foodshare through a corporate grant and employee volunteerism.
employees at soup kitchen

Seeing the challenges people face on a daily basis
reminds me of what’s important in life.

Hands on Hartford serves the community’s neediest residents through a variety of programs providing food, housing and economic security. We support their mission through a corporate grant and monthly employee volunteerism; serving lunch to approximately 80 – 100 clients of the organization’s MANNA soup kitchen. These individuals receive both a nutritious meal and access to respectful, comprehensive social support services.
22,000 hours

Fred D. Wish School

Mentoring Hours

Over $10 M

Raised for

United Way


Soup Kitchen

Meals Served

770 Pints

On Site

Blood Drive Donations

Our Community Partners

The company partners with organizations focused on creating a better future for our communities

  • American Red Cross
  • Camp Courant
  • Cayman Island Humane Society
  • Charter Oak Cultural Center
  • Circles of Mercy
  • Concerns U
  • Connecticut Science Center
  • Connecticut Forum
  • Foodshare
  • Fred D. Wish School
  • Greater Hartford Arts Council
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Hands on Hartford
  • iQuilt
  • Journey Home
  • Leadership Greater Hartford
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Light the Night
  • Rensselear County Literacy
  • Riverfront Recapture
  • Seminole County Public Schools
  • United Way of Central and Northeastern CT
  • United Way of the Greater NY Capital Region
  • Unity House