Horace Mann awarded Governor’s Volunteer Service Award

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (April 3, 2019) –The Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service (Commission) awarded Horace Mann the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award during a special event at the Old State Capitol in Springfield on April 9, 2019. The award recognizes volunteers and volunteer programs that have made a difference in Illinois and highlights the importance of volunteerism and community service. Horace Mann was recognized as the business volunteer in the East Central region. A total of 27 awards were presented in various categories.

“This recognition highlights some of the great volunteerism efforts around the state, as well as recognizes businesses that support volunteer efforts. These honorees truly embody the spirit of service,” said Commission Executive Director Scott McFarland. “Having the award recipients at the 10th annual event where we’ve recognized more 200 such efforts is truly our honor.”

The Commission received more than 150 nominations in six categories (adult, AmeriCorps, business, senior, Senior Corps, and youth) from the Commission’s five service regions across the state (East Central, Northeast, Northwest, Southern, and West Central). Commissioners reviewed the applications and selected 27 award winners.

Springfield Public Schools Superintendent Jennifer Gill nominated Horace Mann.

“Horace Mann’s employees offer much more than insurance and financial services to educators and their families, locally, and throughout the country,” said Gill. “Whether it’s the annual United Way of Central Illinois campaign, an annual school supply drive or volunteering to read and mentor students in local schools, they always try to be there to help out when help is needed. Regardless of the need, Horace Mann and its employees generously give their time, talents and treasures to truly make a difference.”

More information about the recipients is on the Serve Illinois website at Serve.Illinois.gov.

About Horace Mann

Horace Mann (Horace Mann Educators Corp. (NYSE:HMN)) is the largest financial services company focused on providing America’s educators and school employees with insurance and retirement solutions. Founded by Educators for Educators® in 1945, the company is headquartered in Springfield, Illinois. For more information about the company, visit horacemann.com.

Serve Illinois

The Serve Illinois Commission is a 40-member (25 voting and 15 non-voting), bipartisan board appointed by the Governor and administered by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). Its mission is to improve Illinois communities by enhancing volunteerism and instilling an ethic of service throughout the state.

Contact: MichelleEccles, Public Relations, Horace Mann, 217-788-5394, michelle.eccles@horacemann.com



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