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GEICO RAISES $1.2 MILLON FOR LONG ISLAND COMMUNITIES

United Way of Long Island Delivers 1000 Heart Shaped Cupcakes to Thank Employees at Geico HQ on Valentine’s Day

GEICO 2013 Valentine's Day Thank You Event

Valentine’s Day, 2013, Deer Park, NY- GEICO’s workplace fundraising campaign has raised an unprecedented $1.2 million to benefit United Way of Long Island and other local nonprofit agencies that support local communities.  Yesterday, in recognition of this milestone, United Way of Long Island staff delivered 1000 heart shaped cupcakes to GEICO’s headquarters on Valentine’s Day to thank them for their generosity.

During a time when the economy has caused many organizations to reduce their philanthropic support of nonprofits, GEICO associates have made the commitment to increase their support of Long Islanders in need.  Despite tough economic times, under the leadership of John Pham, Regional Vice President of Geico, the company has increased its fundraising by over $35,000 from last year.

“This year’s GEICO campaign truly demonstrates the exemplary dedication that its employees have to changing lives across Long Island,” said Theresa A. Regnante, President  & CEO of United Way of Long Island. “The generosity of giving more than $1,000,000 will extend to thousands of families in need and help support the vital safety net of health and human services that an increasing number of Long Islanders are accessing.”

“GEICO associates are very enthusiastic about giving to those in need on Long Island. That’s why United Way of Long Island is GEICO's charity of choice,” stated GEICO’s United Way Employee Campaign Co-Chairs. “GEICO associates have pledged $563,000.  To encourage participation, the Geico Foundation additionally provides a 100% match of all contributions. This is a record-setting amount for our region, which truly shows the generosity of our employees. Stepping up to the plate and helping those in need is a priority here in our building and we are all proud to be a part of this effort.”

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