Social responsibility is one of the five core values at Bankers. We are committed to giving back to the communities in which we do business. Associates receives a total of 16 paid, volunteer hours per calendar year to give their time to an approved 501(c) charity.
Below are highlights of some of our key social responsibility programs:
JOHN HOPKINS ALL CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
Bankers Financial Corp. has an ongoing relationship with the John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg. In 2016, BFC served as the largest benefactor for the All Children’s Hospital Guild’s 85th Annual Charity Ball. Last year, the Guild took on a new four-year pledge drive to support nursing excellence and the purchase of a new pediatric ambulance. The goal at this year’s event was to raise $160,000. Thanks to Bankers’ commitment and influence and the support of area businesses, the Guild easily surpassed its goals by raising $210,000.
Over the course of 17 years, Bankers Insurance Group has raised more than $1.1 million to support the Salvation Army in St. Petersburg through the sponsorship of the annual Kettle Klassic Golf Tournament. The event honors the memory of longtime Bankers executive Edwin Hussemann and raises awareness and funds for the St. Petersburg Area Command of the Salvation Army.
Impact Week occurs each Fall within the Tampa/St. Petersburg area. Bankers offers associates a half-day of PTO to volunteer at two local charities. In 2015, Bankers associates volunteered nearly 820 hours of their time for Impact week. This year’s Impact Week charities are Metropolitan Ministries and PARC.
CASUAL FOR A CAUSE
“Casual for a Cause” initially started as a fun way to donate to a local charity. Associates who donated $2/paycheck to support non-profit organizations throughout our community were allowed to wear jeans on Friday. Associates are now allowed to wear jeans every day, but that hasn’t stopped their generous giving. Our associates voted and chose Southeastern Guide Dogs and Children’s Home as the two recipients of “Casual for a Cause” donations in 2016.