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The Primerica Foundation Hosts Employee Choice Luncheon 2016 Grantees Announced

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Primerica, Inc. (NYSE: PRI), the leading distributor of financial products to middle income families in North America, announced the 2016 Grantees of The Primerica Foundation, the company’s philanthropic arm. The announcement was made at a recent luncheon event honoring five nonprofits selected by Primerica’s employees.

The grantees represented at the event were: FurKids, Happy Tails Pet Therapy, Lift Up Atlanta, Spectrum Autism Support Group and the Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services (Veterans Resource Center).

“The Primerica Foundation grant came as a complete surprise and at a most critical time in our growth as an organization. We serve over 1000 families a year impacted by autism in our community,” said Claire Dees, Executive Director of Spectrum Autism Support Group. “The rate of autism continues to increase and this funding will enable us to continue to help more families and children impacted by autism.”

The Primerica Foundation is in its 6th year of operation and has funded 236 grants totaling over $5,000,000 to nonprofits throughout the state of Georgia, particularly those located in Metro Atlanta and Gwinnett County. The organization was named a Top 25 Georgia-based, company-sponsored Foundation by the Atlanta Business-Chronicle in 2015. In addition to its corporate Foundation, Primerica also has a strong corporate charitable giving program and employee volunteer program.

“The core ofPrimerica’s charitable funding is to support nonprofits that help move families into self-sufficiency,” said Karen Fine Saltiel, Chairman of The Primerica Foundation. “We also fund nonprofits and support causes that our employees care about through the annual Employee Choice vote. Our employees vote from among a list of nonprofits representing a variety of causes the top 5 with the most votes receive a $10,000 grant from The Primerica Foundation.”

Primericas commitment as a corporate citizen is embraced by the companys CEO, Glenn Williams. Primerica takes its leadership role in the community seriously. “By helping people improve their lives, we hope to contribute to the overall well-being of the communities where we work and live,” said Williams.

THE PRIMERICA FOUNDATION2016 GRANTEES

ARTS & CULTURE

Aurora Theatre Learning Library Educational Play Series for School Children

Gwinnett Council for the Arts Arts Education, Exhibits & Sponsored Admissions

Woodruff Arts Center Arts Education, Exhibits & Sponsored Admissions

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Community Foundation for NE Georgia Capacity Building Programs to expand services to nonprofits

Fur Kids * Animal Shelter & Rescue

Georgia Center for Nonprofits Capacity Building Programs for Nonprofits Serving Metro Atlanta

Georgia River Network Environment, Conservation and River Protection

Gwinnett County Public Library Foundation Library Expansion in Duluth

Happy Tails * Therapy Pets

Leadership Gwinnett Support for community leadership development Program

United Way 2016 Campaign Impact Fund

United Way SPARK Support for Emerging Local Nonprofits

 

EDUCATION & YOUTH ENRICHMENT

100 Black Men of America Scholarship Funds

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta After School Academic Enrichment and Tutoring Program

Camp Horizon Summer Camp Mentoring for At-Risk Foster Youth

Center for Civil & Human Rights Funded Admissions for Public School Students

Cool Girls After School Enrichment for At-Risk Girls

Eagle Ranch Program Support for youth living at Eagle Ranch

Fernbank Sponsored Admissions for public school students

Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education Increasing High School Graduation Rate

Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation Translation Programs for Multiple Ethnic Students

Gwinnett Tech Foundation Scholarships for LMI students

HoPe Increasing High School Graduate Rate for Hispanic Youth

Howard School Expansion Program

Odyssey College Access Programs for LMI/Urban Youth

YMCA of Metro Atlanta After School Enrichment for LMI Children & Youth

YMCA of NW NC Camp for LMI and At-Risk Youth

Zoo Atlanta Sponsored Admissions Science Education

 

FINANCIAL LITERACY & SELF-SUFFICIENCY

Direct Selling Education Foundation Financial Literacy and Mentoring

Economic Empowerment Initiative Financial Literacy and Self-Sufficiency Programs

Georgia Council on Economic Education Georgia Economics Teacher Education

Goodwill Workforce Development

Gwinnett Childrens Shelter Support for Families transitioning from homelessness

Jewish Family & Career Services Expansion for Programs for Self-Sufficiency Programs

Junior Achievement Gwinnett Discovery Center Finance Park

Lift Up Atlanta * – Self-Sufficiency Programs for Former Homeless and Underserved Populations

Operation Hope Financial Literacy Programs

Orange Duffel Bag Life Skills for Foster Children & At-Risk Youth

Rainbow Village Self-Sufficiency Programs for Families Transitioning out of Homelessness

United Way G.R.I.P. Workforce/Life Skills for Former Inmates

Wounded Warrior Project Transition Training Academy in Atlanta

Year Up Workforce Development

 

HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES (11)

Action Ministries Critical human needs and services for the homeless and LMI populations

American Red Cross Annual Safety Campaign

Atlanta Childrens Shelter Health & Wellness Program

Friends of Gwinnett County Seniors Programs to assist Sr. Citizens

Good Samaritan Clinic Medical and Dental services for LMI populations in Gwinnett

Gwinnett Coalition Helpline assisting Gwinnett residents who are in need

Nothing But the Truth Weekend Food Program for Homeless Gwinnett County Students

Partnership Against Domestic Violence Shelter and services for Women & Children

SafeAmerica Veterans Assistance Programs in Metro Atlanta

Spectrum Autism Support * Support & Resources for Families Affected by Autism

Veterans Resource Center * Veterans Support Services in Gwinnett County

 

*= EMPLOYEE CHOICE GRANTEE