Nonprofit Risk Management Center Sustainers

Platinum Sponsors

Great American Insurance Group

PRESS RELEASE: Great American Insurance Group Becomes Platinum Sponsor of the Nonprofit Risk Management Center.

Great American established their Specialty Human Services Division for Social Service Agencies and Non-Profit Organizations in 1980. Our dedicated Claims, Loss Prevention, Underwriting and Marketing Specialists work hand-in-hand with agents serving close to 10,000 organizations across the country. The insurance products and services we provide are geared toward providing our agents and clients with the best possible solution for their insurance needs within the social service realm.

Contact Information:
Casey Connor
Divisional Vice President — Marketing
Great American Insurance Group Tower
301 E. Fourth Street, 23rd Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45202-4201
(800) 722 3260

Riverport Insurance Services

PRESS RELEASE: Riverport Insurance Services bestows the first Platinum Sponsor gift to the Nonprofit Risk Management Center.

Riverport was formed in 1989 as a Minnesota insurer dedicated to insuring only 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Today, Riverport continues to provide insurance coverage and services to nonprofit and for-profit social service organizations through its Human Services Program. Riverport’s Human Services Program provides a comprehensive package of property and liability insurance coverage designed to protect against the broad range of risks social service organizations encounter.

Riverport is a member company of W. R. Berkley Corporation, is rated “A+” (superior) by A.M. Best Company, and is an admitted carrier in 49 states and the District of Columbia.

Contact Information: Gene Levine
(612) 766-3100

Corporate Sustainers Program

Participants in the Corporate Sustainers Program contribute $15,000 annually to support the core mission and innovative educational programs of the Nonprofit Risk Management Center. Corporate Sustainers automatically enjoy the benefits of corporate sponsor status at the Risk Summit, an annual event held each fall. Participation in the Corporate Sustainers Program offers the opportunity to demonstrate a deep commitment to the Center’s work to strengthen risk management practices in community-serving nonprofits. The Center’s publishing, training and technical assistance programs are made possible with support from our generous Corporate Sustainers. Click here for additional information on Partnership Opportunities.

The Center expresses its sincere appreciation to the following companies for their long-term support and commitment and active participation in the Corporate Sustainers Program:

Nationwide® (formerly Harleysville Group) is a leading provider of comprehensive insurance and loss control solutions to non-profit and human services organizations. Our OthersFirst® Program protects the organizations in your community who are passionate about improving the overall quality of life for those in need. With over 20 years of experience, our team listens to our customers, understands their needs and are committed to offering Best-in-Class coverages, risk management services and claims handling practices.

Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. The company provides a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto, commercial, homeowners, farm and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities and mutual funds; banking and mortgages; excess & surplus, specialty and surety; pet, motorcycle and boat insurance. For more information, visit

Contact Information:
Cheryl Tamasitis
Associate Vice President, Health & Human Services Div.

Paul Doman, ARM
Loss Control Services | Midwest Regional Operations
W (630) 775-7554 | C (773) 569-9494

Berkley Public Entity Managers

Berkley Public Entity Managers strives to offer clients the optimal combination of service, price and protection. We deliver unsurpassed customer service, creative underwriting solutions, loss prevention and claims services through our distribution partners in response to the traditional and evolving risk management challenges of our mutual clients.

We are a member company of W. R. Berkley Corporation specializing in liability and professional liability coverage and risk services for public entities. Staffed with individuals averaging almost 30 years of insurance experience with a well-established reputation for innovation and public sector knowledge, we understand the long-term nature of this business.

Berkley Public Entity Managers issues policies and reinsurance contracts on behalf of several W. R. Berkley Corporation member companies, all of which are rated A+ (Superior) by A. M. Best Company.

Richard B. Vincelette, President
Brian T. Whooley, Senior Vice President — Underwriting
Stephen D. Dzury, Senior Vice President — Claims

About 501c Agencies Trust

501c Agencies Trust is the nation’s leading nonprofit unemployment program. Founded in 1982 and based in Cupertino, California, the Trust annually saves thousands of nonprofits millions of dollars annually on their unemployment costs. For more information, please call 800-631-2967 or log onto to get a cost-free analysis.

Chubb Group of Insurance Companies

The Chubb Group of Insurance Companies has a long-standing tradition of delivering world-class insurance services to a multitude of organizations worldwide, including not-for-profit organizations. For more than 25 years, Chubb has been a leading provider of executive protection and professional liability insurance, as well as standard business insurance coverage for more than 50,000 not-for-profit organizations.

Contact Information: Michael Schraer
Vice President and Not-for-Profit Product Manager, Chubb & Son
15 Mountain View Rd., Warren, NJ 07059
(908) 903.4183 |

Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.

Munich Reinsurance America’s Specialty Markets division provides a wide range of insurance products and alternative risk solutions to public, educational, religious and secular nonprofit entities. Our industry experts and dedicated client groups look to partner with entities that are committed to risk management and often share in the underwriting risk. We understand that each nonprofit and community-based organization is founded on trust earned with its community, its volunteers, and its clients. As a result, our risk solutions are cost effective, flexible, and responsive to the unique risk requirements of each organization. Our professionals understand the nonprofit sector and utilize our vast global resources to creatively combine coverages that ultimately provide the best solution for each nonprofit organization or program.

Contact Information: Brian A. Viscusi, FCAS, MAAA
Senior Vice President & Client Group Head
Specialty Markets Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.
(609) 243.4330 |

Philadelphia Insurance Companies

Philadelphia Insurance Companies is the premier provider of specialty insurance products targeted specifically to address the numerous exposures inherent to the human services industry. We are committed to delivering innovative products and unsurpassed service to niche insurance markets. Our non-profit package insurance program is uniquely designed to fulfill a wide range of special insurance needs for the non-profit sector as defined under IRS code 501 (c)(3). Each policy is custom-tailored to address each insured’s unique exposures, and is reinforced by our superior claims and loss control services. We offer separate limits for General Liability, Professional Liability and Abuse & Molestation (if eligible). In addition, we offer a separate Directors & Officers Liability policy. In operation since 1962, the company, whose commercial lines insurance subsidiaries are rated A++ by A.M. Best Company and AA- for counterparty credit and financial strength by Standard & Poor’s, is nationally recognized as a member of Ward’s Top 50.

Contact Information: Dave Brenner, Inside Sales Manager

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. And our Group of Companies

Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services | Chapman | Gallagher Benefit Services | GBS Healthcare Analytics Group | Gallagher Retirement Services | Gallagher Bassett Services | Gallagher Bassett Risk Control Consulting Services (RCCS) | Gallagher Charitable International Insurance Services |Gallagher Koster | Protected Self-Insurance Program Managers | Risk Placement Services | Health Care Insurers | Artex Risk Solutions | CharityFirst | ChurchFirst | NIPC Social Service Program | Avreco - RPS Healthcare | HRadvantage | IBIS | Gallagher Fiduciary Services

With over 14,000 employees around the world and a client network that includes more than 15,000 nonprofit and charitable organizations served, Gallagher’s Practice brings resources and solutions in risk management, insurance, benefits, actuarial modeling, online training, RMIS and volunteer management systems, claims, program administration, alternative risk through a global platform. A former nonprofit executive, Peter Persuitti, orchestrates the many personnel and talent resources within the Gallagher Group of Companies so the sector is best served and networks of information and resources optimized. He also works externally with like-minded organizations in fostering innovation through collaboration and co-creation!

Contact Information:
Peter Persuitti
Managing Director, Nonprofit Practice
Toll-free (888) 285-5106
(M-F 8 am to 5 pm Central)
Corporate Headquarters – The Gallagher Centre – Chicagoland
Over 400 offices around the world.

To request an invitation to participate in the Corporate Sustainers Program, contact Melanie Lockwood Herman, executive director, at (703) 777-3504 or via e-mail.