Howard Hanna Children’s Free Care Fund Awarded $10,000 from Safeco Insurance® Make More Happen Awards

PITTSBURGH (October 16, 2019) — Safeco Insurance is pleased to announce that Howard Hanna Insurance Services has earned a 2019 Make More Happen Award. This award acknowledges the agency’s commitment to improving their community through volunteer work with the Howard Hanna Children’s Free Care Fund, a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to the care of children. The Fund was established to ensure that children never be denied the best medical care available, whether a child is without health insurance or cutting-edge care that isn’t covered under an insurance plan. The Make More Happen Award includes a $10,000 donation to the Howard Hanna Children’s Free Care Fund.

Safeco’s Make More Happen Awards, part of the company’s Agent Giving Program, recognizes independent agencies whose staff supports nonprofits that do meaningful work in the areas of community health, safety, education and civil service.

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services began their annual fundraising campaign in 1988.  The first event was a potluck luncheon, nicknamed a ‘Chow Chow,’ held for the community at the Howard Hanna corporate office. Decades later, both the campaign and Howard Hanna have grown to host hundreds of “Chow Chow” fundraising events each year in their market areas.

“For more than three decades Howard Hanna has been raising money for children’s free care funds, to help provide medical care to children in need,” said Danielle Shearer, General Manager at Hanna Howard Insurance Services. “Throughout the year our employees and agents volunteer and work tirelessly on various fundraising events benefitting the care of children.  At the end of the campaign, donations are made to our children’s hospital partners in PA, OH, MI, NY, and VA.”

“We are excited to share the inspiring stories of our agents’ volunteerism in their communities, while also raising funds for these outstanding nonprofit organizations across the country,” said Jennifer Vickers-Bodnar, Safeco Insurance Northwest Region Territory Manager. “Safeco’s Make More Happen Awards program helps to recognize the amazing work agents do in areas like Pittsburgh and we hope it motivates others to do the same.”

About Safeco Insurance

In business since 1923, Safeco Insurance sells personal automobile, homeowners and specialty products through a network of more than 10,000 independent insurance agencies throughout the United States. Safeco is a Liberty Mutual Insurance company.

Boston-based Liberty Mutual Insurance is a diversified insurer and the third largest property and casualty insurer in the U.S. based on 2017 direct written premium data reported by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Liberty Mutual is ranked 68th on the Fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the U.S. based on 2017 revenue. For more information about Safeco Insurance, go to

About Howard Hanna Insurance Services  

Howard Hanna Insurance Services is dedicated to providing the best insurance coverage and pricing for everything from home, to auto, to business and much more. Howard Hanna clients are paired with a professional insurance agent who will design a customized insurance plan to suit their needs.  For more information on Howard Hanna Insurance Services, please visit:

About Howard Hanna Children’s Free Care Fund

The Hanna family, along with Howard Hanna sales associates and employees are committed to making their communities better places to live.

The company supports many educational, health and social causes and events every year, however, the biggest and most impactful commitment is the annual Howard Hanna Children’s Free Care Fundraising campaign. Established in 1988, the mission of the Howard Hanna Children’s Free Care Fund is to assure that children never be denied the best medical care available, whether helping families without insurance afford care for their children or to fund cutting-edge care that insurance may not cover.  For more information on Howard Hanna Children’s Free Care Fund visit:

Photo L to R: Jennifer Vickers-Bodnar, Senior Territory Manager, Safeco Insurance; Katie Zurawka, Operations Manager, Howard Hanna Insurance Services; Danielle Shearer, General Manager, Howard Hanna Insurance Services.

About Howard Hanna:  Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is the 3rd largest real estate company in the United States, the #1 privately owned broker in the nation, and the largest home seller in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, and the Carolinas. The family-owned and -operated real estate company specializes in residential and commercial brokerage service, mortgage, closing and title insurance, land development, appraisal, property and casualty insurance, corporate relocation, and property management. In early 2019, Howard Hanna completed a partnership with the Allen Tate Companies, the 14th largest real estate company in the nation.  The combined company has more than 300 offices across PA, OH, NY, VA, MI, WV, MD, NC, SC and IN, with more than 11,000 sales associates and staff who are guided by a spirit of integrity in all aspects of the real estate process. For more information, visit or

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