Bailey Place Insurance was named by the Erie Insurance Company as the 2018 Giving Network Agency of the Year for outstanding community service.
The statewide award is given in honor of an agency’s efforts to support local charities and not-for-profits.
The award includes a $2,500 donation from Erie Insurance to the Cortland Community Foundation.
At a recent awards ceremony, Erie Insurance recognized Bailey Place not only for the significant financial contributions the agency makes in Cortland and Tompkins counties, but for the variety of community services the agency provides and the expertise they provide to not-for-profits they work with.
The award recognizes independent agencies that demonstrate exceptional commitment to the community through volunteerism.
According to a statement from the company, Bailey Place embraces the philosophy that giving is not just about making financial donations. Collections are done in the offices regularly for local food pantries, Toys for Tots and many more, and employees are encouraged to give back to the community.
“We are honored to be recognized for this award,” said President Steve Franco in a prepared statement to X101, “And to share the award with the Cortland Community Foundation.
Bailey Place specializes in working with Not-for-Profit agencies and employees donate countless hours to serve on dozens of boards, committees and service groups.
The Cortland Community Foundation is the only public foundation responding exclusively to the needs of Cortland area organizations and the people they serve.
Grants from the Foundation help support capital improvement projects and provide many types of equipment, materials and supplies for local organizations.
With office is Cortland, Dryden and Ithaca, Bailey Place Insurance is celebrating its 160th anniversary in 2018.