At Western National, being "The Relationship Company®" means that beyond maintaining strong relationships with our customers, we're continually working to reinforce the strength, health, and safety of the communities in which we work and live. We leverage our financial resources and relationships, along with the passion and generosity of our employees, to advance the work of our community partners as they serve and empower people in need.
Whether it's volunteering to distribute back-to-school supplies or holiday toys to underprivileged children, helping families in need build new homes, or helping fund shelters for victims of abuse, our commitment to community is an integral part of the way we do business.
Our Charitable Giving Program supports well-run, tax-deductible organizations in communities in which we do business. These charities are nominated by our employees, and they aim to improve the lives of people in need of food, shelter, or clothing or those who find themselves in situations where meeting the basic necessities of life is difficult.
Our commitment to community involves more than simply direct financial support. Western National’s volunteer program makes it easy for employees to get out into the community and help others by providing benefit-eligible employees with one paid day off per year to volunteer their time working with a 501(c)(3) organization (typically a charitable or educational organization). In the recent past, employees have represented Western National by packing food with Feed My Starving Children, working with Habitat for Humanity to build new homes, and helping the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board with maintaining green spaces in the city, to name a few.
Annual Scholarship Program
At Western National, we think it’s important to ensure the leaders of tomorrow get the strong education they need today. That’s why, in 2008, Western National introduced a scholarship program designed to ease the financial burden that college costs put on the families of our employees and independent agency partners. The Western National Insurance Scholarship Program provides $3,000 in merit-based scholarships to eight eligible students who are beginning or continuing full-time undergraduate study in the fall of that year.