Members in the News

Front from left:  David Markel, Sr. Territory Manager, Safeco Insurance; Connie Ross, Board Member/Scheduler Feed The Hungry; Susan Anderson Board Member, Feed The Hungry; Phil Wallace, Board Chair for Feed The Hungry, Feed The Hungry; Dylan Baker, Producer, EPB&B Insurance, Amie Thomas, Sr. Territory Manager, Liberty Mutual Insurance. Back Row:  Olivia Astrue, Personal Lines Account Manager, EPB&B Insurance; Marc Baker, President, EPB&B Insurance; Sherri Sacconaghi, Creative Strategist, EPB&B Insurance. 

Thanks to the communities’ support, Elliott, Powell, Baden & Baker Inc. (dba EPB&B Insurance) of Lake Oswego,  has officially awarded a $10,000 donation to Milwaukee’s Feed the Hungry, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a hearty, home cooked meal every Sunday to those who are homeless, hungry, or simply looking for companionship in a respectful and understanding environment. The $10,000 donation will help the nonprofit provide approximately six months of meals and supplies for the community including socks, mittens, hats, and fleece lined hoodies during the winter months, ingredients, and cooking needs for hot meals on Sundays, and would cover the cost of one employee – 8 hours a week – who coordinates dozens of volunteer groups, supply donation and pick up, meal prep and more.

EPB&B Insurance originally received a $5,000 donation for Feed the Hungry, thanks to a submission process with Liberty Mutual® and Safeco Insurance® through their 2024 Make More Happen™ Awards. A story of their local partnership was featured on the official Make More Happen microsite,,  where EPB&B Insurance had the opportunity to raise an additional $5,000 by conducting a local awareness campaign for the nonprofit. Together with the community, the goal was met increasing the total donation to $10,000 for Feed the Hungry!

Throughout 2024, Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance will select up to 37 independent agents nationwide for a Make More Happen Award donating up to $370,000 to the nonprofits they support. Agencies became eligible for the award by submitting an application and photos demonstrating their commitment to a specific nonprofit.

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