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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Heartland Health Centers Volunteer Steve Rosemurgy Honored as Allstate's Employee Volunteer of the Year

More than 100,000 hours of service volunteered by Allstate employees last year

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Allstate employee Steve Rosemurgy has dedicated thousands of hours over the past seven years to helping increase accessibility and affordability of healthcare services for families on Chicago’s far Northside. Rosemurgy, a volunteer and the current board chair at Heartland Health Centers, has been recognized by his colleagues as Allstate’s Employee Volunteer of the Year because of his service to the local community.

"When I started volunteering with Heartland Health Centers, I could have never imagined how sorely needed healthcare services were in the neighborhood," said Rosemurgy, Allstate’s Volunteer of the Year. "I’m so tremendously appreciative of this award and the services we are providing to tens of thousands of Chicagoans each year. It’s my hope that I’ve helped make a difference in people’s lives."

Heartland Health Centers provides high quality and comprehensive health and dental services to the most vulnerable populations on Chicago’s north side. Rosemurgy has served in a number of leadership roles during his seven years as a volunteer. He first served as a member of the marketing and communications committee and then rose to become vice-chair and now serves as board chairman.

"Steve gives his time, talent and a great dose of energy to our organization," said Gwenn Rausch, chief executive officer at Heartland Health Centers. "He’s helped guide our organization through a period of incredible growth from 10,000 patient visits in 2007 to more than 70,000 today. It’s a testament to Steve’s leadership that Heartland Health Centers has been able to expand its services in the community. Many people will be forever grateful for his service."

"Volunteerism is part of our DNA at Allstate and Steve is an exemplary role model," said Vicky Dinges, senior vice president of corporate responsibility at Allstate. "The commitment to giving back that Steve and all our outstanding volunteers demonstrate is core to our company values and strengthens the way we do business. I am personally inspired by their service and offer my heartfelt appreciation for all they do."

Allstate’s Employee Volunteer of the Year Program acknowledges company volunteers who embody the spirit of giving back to the communities where they live and work. The honors are awarded annually to Allstate’s top volunteers across the company. The overall winner receives a $5,000 donation to the nonprofit of their choice. Rosemurgy is directing his award to Heartland Health Centers.

Allstate awarded more than 450 grants last year to nonprofit organizations where employees volunteer as a part of its Helping Hands Recognition Program. In 2014, The Allstate Foundation granted nearly $230,000 to nonprofit organizations across the country where Allstate employees delivered more than 100,000 hours of volunteer service.

Allstate’s regional outstanding volunteers for 2014 include:

  • Betty Arcangel, Raleigh, North Carolina

  • Connie Bertoldi, Bridgewater, New Jersey

  • Caroline Carter, Roanoke, Virginia

  • Misty Champagne, Lincoln, Nebraska

  • Nancy Crawford, Chubbuck, Idaho

  • Renee Criger, Tempe, Arizona

  • Sandra Ellinger, Doral, Florida

  • Shelley Fox, Wyomissing, Pennsylvania

  • Maryse Gregoire, Northbrook, Illinois

  • Lenore Haus, Markham, Ontario, Canada

  • Neil Jordan, Belfast, Ireland

  • Pradhan Murthy Muniswamy, Bangalore, India

  • Mary Pomeroy, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Beverly Rideaux, Houston, Texas

  • Joy Rouse, Bridgewater, New Jersey

  • Sue Snyder, Hudson, Ohio

  • Jennifer Webster, Glenn Falls, New York

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life’s uncertainties through auto, home, life and other insurance offered through its Allstate, Esurance, Encompass and Answer Financial brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®.” The Allstate brand’s network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2014, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $34 million to support local communities. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.

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