Pinnacol Assurance awarded for charitable efforts

A workers’ compensation insurer has earned recognition in its inclusion in the latest list of what are deemed the most community-minded companies in Colorado.

Pinnacol Assurance was named an honoree of the Civic 50 Colorado by CSR Solutions of Colorado and Points of Light.

Modeled after the Points of Light national program, the Civic 50 program offers a standard for corporate citizenship and showcases how companies use time, skills and resources to benefit communities.

“Our charitable giving programs reflect the work we do as a company — protecting the health and safety of Colorado employers and their employees, helping injured workers get back to work, and promoting a robust business climate and a prepared work force statewide,” said Edie Sonn, vice president of communications and public affairs for Pinnacol Assurance. “We’re flattered by this recognition and committed to continuing our culture of giving and being a force for good in Colorado.”

In 2018:

The Pinnacol Foundation awarded a total of $451,230 in scholarships to 97 children of workers who were killed or seriously injured on the job.

Pinnacol awarded more than $550,000 in grants to programs focused on protecting the health and safety of Colorado employees, helping injured workers get back to work and promoting a robust business climate and skilled workforce.

Through its Employee Giving Campaign and employee-led volunteering program, Pinnacol in Action, Pinnacol and its employees donated a total of $288,350 and 6,419 hours to nonprofits and charities.