Five Organizations Were Selected By An Employee Poll
HOLYOKE, Mass. – The Dowd Insurance Agencies, LLC, a leading insurance provider serving New England since 1898, has donated a total of $3,250 to five charities since the beginning of the year as it celebrates its 125th anniversary.
“One of the ways we are celebrating this milestone anniversary is by donating to charities that our employees support and believe in. We will do this throughout the year on a monthly basis. It is our way of saying thank you to the community that has supported us for 125 years,” said John E. Dowd Jr., president and CEO of The Dowd Agencies. “We are proud of our long legacy and extremely humbled by the trust residents and businesses have placed in us for well over a century.”
Charities were determined by polling employees. So far in 2023, The Dowd Agencies donated to the:
Make-A-Wish Foundation, which grants wishes for children diagnosed with critical illnesses.
Community Music School of Springfield, which provides arts education to local students.
Therapeutic Equestrian Center in Holyoke, which provides horseback riding to children and adults with disabilities.
Shriners Children’s, which provides critical medical care to children.
Homework House, Inc., in Holyoke, which provides free tutoring and mentoring for children living in disadvantaged neighborhoods.
The Dowd Agencies will continue to donate to charities selected by its employees throughout the remainder of the year.
About The Dowd Agencies
A full-service agency, The Dowd Agencies, including Dowd Financial Services and Dowd Wealth Management, has been helping people and businesses in western Massachusetts with their personal insurance, commercial insurance, employee benefits and financial needs for over 125 years. Established in Holyoke in 1898 by James J. Dowd, The Dowd Agencies is the oldest insurance agency in Massachusetts with operations and management under continuous family ownership. Today the fifth generation of Dowd provides counsel and coverage from nine locations in western Massachusetts. For more information, please visit dowd.com.