The Boys & Girls Club of Hartford announced today it has received a generous gift of $250,000 from Hartford Steam Boiler (HSB). The donation will support a capital campaign initiated by the club to open a facility in the city’s south end. The facility would serve more than 1,500 children with much-needed afterschool services and programs.
The gift is part of HSB’s longtime commitment to the city of Hartford and programs that support the development of its youth. HSB - part of Munich Re - is a longtime supporter of the Boys & Girls Club of Hartford.
“This gift is an investment in the future of the city that our company has called home for 150 years” said Greg Barats, president and chief executive officer of HSB. “HSB is dedicated to the community and strongly supports the work of the Boys & Girls Club to improve lives by creating a better place for youth to live and grow.”
The Boys & Girls Club of Hartford is the city’s premier youth development organization, serving more than 10,000 youth annually through programs focused on academic enrichment, character and leadership development, and healthy lifestyles. Nearly one in every three children in Hartford Public Schools benefits in some way from its programs, partnerships and initiatives.
“None of what we do would be possible without the commitment and generous support of corporate partners like Hartford Steam Boiler,” said Sam Gray, President & CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Hartford. “Thanks to them, the club is helping to increase graduation rates, lower crime rates and rates of teen pregnancy. This gift enables us extend the reach of our life-changing programs and offer more young people a chance at a bright future.”
HSB actively supports community organizations and programs in a variety of areas that also include science and technology, health, education, community services and the arts. The company supports these efforts through direct donations, by giving employees paid time off to participate in volunteer opportunities, and by matching employees’ charitable gifts.
HSB’s support of the Greater Hartford Arts Council, for example, benefits more than 150 arts and cultural organizations in the Hartford region and enables over 100,000 students to enjoy and participate in arts organizations. HSB’s United Way Campaign has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in support for community causes. Nearly five percent of employees serve on the boards of non-profit organizations that, in addition to the Boys & Girls Club of Hartford, include: Camp Courant, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Interval House, Chrysalis Center, Hartford Stage, Junior Achievement, Lions Club, World Affairs Council and YWCA.
Hartford Steam Boiler (HSB), part of Munich Re, is a multi-line specialty insurer and provider of inspection, risk management and IoT technology services. HSB insurance offerings include equipment breakdown, cyber risk, specialty liability and other coverages. HSB blends its engineering expertise, technology and data to craft inventive insurance and service solutions for existing and emerging risks posed by technological change. Throughout its 150 year history HSB’s mission has been to help clients prevent loss, advance sustainable use of energy and build deeper relationships that benefit business, public institutions and consumers. HSB holds A.M. Best Company’s highest financial rating, A++ (Superior). For more information, visit www.hsb.com and connect on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
The Boys and Girls Club of Hartford: Through membership and community outreach, they serve more than 10,000 youth annually through programs focused on academic enrichment, character and leadership development and healthy lifestyles. Today, nearly 160 years after their first club, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford still builds the values, character and skills our youth need to succeed in in the 21st Century. They provide academic assistance, leadership development, access to technology and exposure to colleges and careers to build GREAT Futures. For more information, visit www.bgchartford.org.