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Employees help unleash innovation as The Allstate Foundation turns 60

Feb 07, 2012

A 1952 memo to Allstate managers introduced the newly formed Allstate Foundation: “We owe the community and nation from which we derive our livelihood all the reasonable philanthropic assistance we can give. Any corporation or individual that does not discharge its social responsibility is indeed shortsighted.” Over the last 60 years, The Allstate Foundation has […]

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Fashion’s latest trend is helping to curb domestic violence

Feb 07, 2012

Our new fashion-minded website aims to make it easier to open up about domestic violence. At first glance, PurplePurse.com appears to be an online fashion magazine, but when you look closer you find the site is filled with information about domestic violence and tools to make it easier to talk about the issue. Domestic violence […]

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New life-saving insights gained from formerly lifeless data

Feb 07, 2012

More than 70 scientific studies have shown that stronger teen driving laws can reduce teen crashes by up to 40 percent – an important and valuable finding. Saving young lives on the road has been an Allstate Foundation priority since 2005; we know the research well. But, hidden inside the data was a more compelling […]

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Seize the day, even if it’s a holiday

Feb 07, 2012

Most government offices, businesses and nonprofits close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day – but the day has become more than just a break from work. Lately, businesses across the country have amped up their volunteering to mark the event. Nonprofits have had to make a hard choice between taking the day off to observe […]

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Get a Quote and Help Allstate Fund Autism Research

Nov 18, 2011

I admit it. I have a couple of very personal reasons for wanting Allstate to support Autism Speaks. Their names are Jake and Drew, and they’re my twin sons. They were diagnosed when they were three. They’re now 19 years old. Jake has full-blown autism while Drew copes with a learning disability and autistic-like tendencies. […]

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Volunteer Opportunities for Kids: Teaching Your Children Empathy Through Social Service

Nov 04, 2011

Although children are developmentally ego-centric from a young age, they have the capacity to develop such compassion and generosity. As parents, it is our job to help nurture the development of our children’s character. Positive character traits, such as respect, responsibility, generosity, perseverance, etc., can be learned and fostered through social service projects, so take […]

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Patience and Getting in the Corporation’s Door

Oct 31, 2011

When I meet suppliers they frequently ask how long it might take until they get a chance to compete for our business. The answer to that question is always, “It depends.” There are many factors that come into play impacting when, and if, you will get to compete for business: when contracts will be coming […]

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Building a New Futuro for Hispanic students

Oct 19, 2011

Higher education remains the primary path to economic prosperity, but for many Hispanics – the largest and fastest-growing minority in America – a college degree and professional career are often beyond imagination or reach. Only 13 percentof Hispanics hold a bachelor’s degree and just 4 percent have completed graduate programs. Hispanics will soon make up […]

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When giving gives back

Oct 19, 2011

Philanthropy doesn’t have to end at the checkbook. When it comes to giving, time and expertise can be just as valuable. That’s why The Allstate Foundation is piloting a new project that donates more than just dollars to Chicago-area nonprofits. We’ve sent some of our best leaders to work full-time at local nonprofit organizations. The […]

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Why ending domestic violence is our business

Oct 19, 2011

Although The Allstate Foundation has been working to end domestic violence since 2005, people still ask us, “What does an insurance company have to do with domestic violence?” We think the connection is obvious. Leaning on the same skills our agency owners and personal financial representatives use with customers, we put our corporate expertise in […]

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