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SOURCE Heffernan Foundation
PORTLAND, Ore., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Heffernan Foundation, the charitable giving program for Heffernan Insurance Brokers, held a benefit event Thursday, May 15, 2014 at The Foundry at Lake Oswego Pointe in Lake Oswego, which raised funds to support local nonprofits. With over 150 attendees, the evening included dancing, presenters from local nonprofits and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit the Foundation and its mission, which is to support nonprofits that provide direct support and services to local communities in the areas of shelter, food, education and the preservation of the environment.
Sponsorship funds were raised in advance of the event from individuals, businesses and vendors, including topmost sponsors Liberty Mutual and AmTrust North America.
"Thank you to all our friends for coming out to support Heffernan Foundation's first fundraiser in the Pacific Northwest," said Michelle Lonaker, Heffernan's Philanthropy and Foundation Director. "With your help we were able to raise funds for nonprofits that provide direct service to local communities in Oregon and Washington."
Rick Allen, Regional Vice President, added, "The 'Party On The River' brought the crucial work of local nonprofits together with potential stakeholders – for profit business clients, insurance carrier executives, network group associates, neighbors and friends – in a festive, musical and fun environment on the Willamette River. The event was a cause for celebration and a celebration for causes."
For additional information about the Heffernan Foundation or to make a donation, visit http://www.heffernanfoundation.com. A video highlighting the Heffernan Foundation's mission can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHq_VTrTeus.
About Heffernan Foundation
Heffernan Foundation's mission is to serve nonprofits that provide direct support and services to local communities in the areas of shelter, food, education and the preservation of the environment.
Heffernan Foundation is the charitable giving program of Heffernan Insurance Brokers, headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., and with offices in San Francisco, Petaluma, Menlo Park, Los Angeles and Orange County, CA; Portland, OR; St. Louis, MO and New York, NY. Employee-owned, the company has been among the Top Greater Bay Area Philanthropists since 2003 by donating to local charities, including giving 22% of profits to charity in 2011.
For more information, visit www.heffins.com or call 800.234.6787.
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