The Insurance Library’s 2020 Annual Fund has received unprecedented levels of support from several of its organizational members, allowing the 133-year-old institution to not only maintain services during the pandemic crisis but also introduce enhancements to its online information resources.
“We are so grateful that these organizations have recognized the important role The Insurance Library plays in enriching the insurance community,” commented Library Fundraising Committee Chair Nancy Z. Bender, “And we are hoping that others join their ranks as the Library still needs more support in order to be financially sustainable.”
The Library’s Fundraising Committee this year established a new “Sustaining Patron” level of support to recognize substantial increases in donor voluntary support. To date, Andover Companies, Arbella Insurance Charitable Foundation, Coverys, MAPFRE Insurance, Plymouth Rock Assurance, Quincy Mutual Group, Safety Insurance and Vermont Mutual Insurance Group have all made pledges or contributions at the Sustaining Patron level.
The support will allow The Insurance Library, which serves the insurance community in more than areas of research, education, and engagement, to introduce enhancements to the information resources it offers. In the coming weeks, the Library is planning to unveil a new, easier-to-navigate website and offer access to a database resource of fully searchable and downloadable business periodicals including publications focused on risk management and insurance.
“We are pleased with this time to be able to offer new services that patrons can access remotely,” commented Paul Tetrault, the Library’s executive director. “The Library has also transitioned its educational and engagement offerings to virtual formats including webinars, online classes, and virtual events such as brown bag lunches.”
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Founded in 1887, The Insurance Library enriches the insurance and risk management community by preserving the history of insurance, by offering unsurpassed research services, by providing and supporting education, and by facilitating engagement among community members. The Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that depends on the support of the community it serves in order to continue operations and expand services. For information on how to support the Library’s mission, contact Paul Tetrault at firstname.lastname@example.org.