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Employees help unleash innovation as The Allstate Foundation turns 60

Feb 7, 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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New life-saving insights gained from formerly lifeless data

Feb 7, 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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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 4, 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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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. Learning on the same skills our agency owners and personal financial representatives use with customers, we put our corporate expertise in […]

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Debt fears drive renewed economic concerns

Oct 19, 2011

It’s not surprising to learn that following a summer of contentious battles over the federal debt ceiling and turmoil in the stock market, Americans feel renewed concerns about the global economy and anxiety about another recession. Ordinary folks are uneasy about borrowing, and they think Washington should be wary as well. This quarter’s Allstate National […]

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Best Advice for Entrepreneurs

Sep 29, 2011

I have never been an entrepreneur but I really admire the many entrepreneurs I have met in my supplier diversity role. I have learned a great deal listening to entrepreneurs tell me about their successes, failures and what they would do if they had a chance to do it all over again. So my list […]

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Car Organizing Tips for Efficient Errands and Cleaner Cars

Sep 14, 2011

We spend so much time in our cars that they really can be considered an extension of our living space. Do you maintain your car interior the same way you would your kitchen or bedroom? Consider these car organizing strategies to improve the upkeep: Running Errands Doesn’t Have to Run You Ragged Plan errands before […]

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