Westfield Insurance Foundation Donates $1 million to ideastream®


Westfield Center, OH, October 30, 2015 - The Westfield Insurance Foundation announced it is making a three-year, $1 million commitment to the ideastream® capacity-building campaign. Westfield joins a growing list of corporations, foundations and private individuals who have already donated $14.2 million toward the $20.3 million campaign.

"Westfield is proud of the national recognition ideastream brings to northeast Ohio for its unique model of public service media," said Westfield Insurance President and CEO and Westfield Insurance Foundation Chairman, Ed Largent. "Our latest pledge demonstrates Westfield’s commitment to keeping that momentum going."

Westfield’s donation to ideastream will be utilized to support the Ideas franchise.

  • The Sound of Ideas will continue daily on 90.3 WCPN.
  • ideastream will expand WVIZ/PBS weekly airing of Ideas to a daily feature.
  • Both programs will be complemented 24/7 on the web, social media and mobile platforms through Ideas Now.

"Westfield appreciates this opportunity to support Ideas programming because it engages the region and sparks important dialogue about both our communities’ assets and challenges," said Jani Groza, Westfield Insurance Community Investment Leader and Westfield Insurance Foundation Executive Director.

About Westfield Insurance Foundation
Westfield Insurance Foundation was established in 2005 as an independent private foundation endowed by Westfield Insurance. In keeping with Westfield Insurance values, the Foundation exists to be a dedicated community and industry partner; concentrating resources to have an impact on safety, disaster relief and family stability. The Foundation donates $2 million annually.

About Westfield Insurance
Westfield Insurance is a part of Westfield Group, a customer-focused insurance and banking group of businesses headquartered in Westfield Center, Ohio, and in business for more than 167 years. Westfield Insurance provides commercial insurance in 21 states, personal insurance in 10 states and surety services to customers in 50 states. Westfield is one of the nation’s 50 largest property and casualty insurance groups, represented by a network of more than 1,000 independent insurance agencies. Westfield Insurance was named as a Top Workplace in northeast Ohio in 2014 and as a Top Workplace in central Ohio in 2015. Westfield Bank provides banking solutions for businesses and individuals, and Westfield Services provides service and training support for independent insurance agencies. Learn more about Westfield Group at www.WestfieldInsurance.com and www.Westfield-Bank.com.

About ideastream®
ideastream’s mission is to strengthen our communities. ideastream pursues its mission as a multiple media public service organization by providing distinctive, thought-provoking programs and services that enlighten, inspire, educate and entertain.

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