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InsureMe: A Small Company That’s Big on Charitable Giving

Denver (PRWEB) June 7, 2007

For the second year running, InsureMe, a leading online insurance shopping service, has been recognized by Mile High United Way for its charitable giving efforts, this year winning the top prize: the Champion of Hope award in the small business category.

Corporate philanthropy is a staple of the InsureMe company, a deep-seated value emanated from the company’s founder and CEO, Tim McTavish. Having come in second with United Way’s Spirit of Hope award in 2006, McTavish upped the ante in 2007: He challenged the company to reach 90 percent participation in the charitable giving campaign, or $ 50,000 in total employee contributions–clearly a stretch for the 65-person organization.

But the reward for such giving was handsome: at 90 percent company participation, McTavish would allow employees to shave his head. [Watch Tim McTavish get his head shaved for charity:

Company participation and donations soared past initial goals. Employees mustered more than $ 50,000 and InsureMe offered an unprecedented three-to-one match, which brought the corporate contributions to more than $ 200,000.

And while McTavish’s new ‘do was a little chilly for Colorado winter, he asserts that it’s all worth it.

“It’s incredible to see everyone come together to help the community,” said McTavish, who will be honored at this year’s Mile High United Way Celebration June 7th, at the Denver Botanic Gardens. “And it’s clear from those who’ve shared their stories of giving that the gift is two-fold.”

Michael Durkin, president of Mile High United Way, offered kind words about InsureMe’s collective effort.

“The generosity of InsureMe this past year makes it possible for Mile High United Way to significantly increase our impact in metro Denver,” commended Durkin. “Their generous contribution will enable us to affect the lives of metro Denver’s most vulnerable citizens through three life-changing initiatives: School Readiness, Youth Success and Adult Self-Sufficiency. We genuinely appreciate their involvement in our organization.”

About InsureMe

InsureMe links agents nationwide with consumers shopping for insurance. In 2006 the company received numerous awards for both charitable giving and for best places to work. The awards were presented by organizations such as United Way, Denver Rescue Mission, Leadership Excellence and Working Mother magazine. InsureMe encourages volunteerism among its employees and has sponsored service trips to Mexico, Russia and Ghana. For more information, visit

About Mile High United Way of Denver

Mile High United Way maximizes the power of collective generosity. Mile High United Way focuses on three related initiatives: School Readiness, Youth Success, and Adult Self-Sufficiency. Mile High United Way’s mission is achieved when young children from low-income families are prepared to succeed when they begin school, at-risk youth graduate from high school and individuals and families achieve financial stability and independence. To learn more, visit


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