Georgia Farm Bureau is, and always has been, a local organization
We have offices in 158 Georgia counties, and our strength as an organization comes from that grassroots structure, through our county members and volunteer leaders. With that grassroots focus comes a commitment to improving our local communities.
From the home office in Macon, to each county office around the state, we are proud to be actively involved in our communities. We live, work, shop and go to church there. Our customers are our friends and neighbors.
That commitment is why we support and participate in charitable causes and events in our communities. It's why we provide scholarships, promote education and sponsor high school athletics.
Below you'll find a look at some of our recent community activities...
UNITED IN PINK DONATION | October 2018
A check for $5,000 was recently presented to Laura Paxton of United in Pink. The funds were raised by the Employee Relations Committee through casual day sales. United in Pink is a support group committed to enhancing the quality of life for breast cancer survivors and their families. All of United in Pink’s programs and services are offered at no charge and have no barriers to access
Pictured left to right: Valencia Brown (UW), Andy Lucas (Info/PR), Laura Paxton, Carolyn Lowery (QA), Michael Fulwood (Member Services), Dawn Jackson (IT), April Ussery (Claims), Gina Brockman (Accounting), Randy Clark (Audit) and Kristen Cleghorn (Claims).
CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL DONATION | September 2018
GFB, with the help of its employees and casual day sales, made a $20,000 donation to the Beverly Olson Children’s Hospital. The ribbon cutting ceremony for the facility is scheduled for February 2019.
Pictured left to right: Ellen Terrell (Chief Development Officer, Navicent Health Foundation), Andy Lucas (Director of Info/PR), Kathy Tolbert (Sr. Development Officer, Navicent Health Foundation), and Kenny Burgamy (Assistant Director of Info/PR).
2018 PROJECT GIVING RETRO NIGHT GLOW FUN RUN | September 2018
Several GFB employees and their families participated in the 9th annual Project Giving Retro Night Glow 5K/10K/1 Mile Fun Run on Sept. 15th. Project Giving, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that “builds bridges of hope” for people in need in the Middle Georgia Community. Project Giving is 100% volunteer-driven and volunteers work from their homes.
Pictured kneeling, left to right: Erin Tolbert (Claims), LaShunda Grier’s daughters Taliah and Selena; Laura McGreggor’s daughter Elizabeth; Janet Spillers (IT), and Jeffrey Harvey’s son, Hudson. Standing, left to right: Terri Johnson (Brokerage), Heather King (Field Services), Heather’s husband, Trey; Katie Snow (Underwriting) with her son Warrick Johnson; Edgar Bailey’s friend Lesia Lopez; Edgar Bailey (IT), Jennifer Ross (Brokerage), LaShunda Grier (Underwriting), Lakeitha Watson (PHS) and her son Armond Drexler, standing next to her; Betty Hawthorne (PHS), Bobbie (Evans) Tucker, retiree, and her husband Mike, standing behind her; Sharona Davis (Underwriting), Laura McGreggor (IT) holding onto her son, Dalton; April Ussery (Claims), Jeffrey Harvey’s wife, Tiffany; Allen Morgan (Network), Jeffrey Harvey (Public Policy), Allen Morgan’s wife, Elizabeth; Bill Anderson (Technology Services), Melissa Pruiett (Underwriting) with her daughter, Catherine; Joey Speir (April Ussery’s uncle), and Betty Hawthorne’s son, Walter.
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY | August 2018
A check for $5,000 was presented to the American Cancer Society (ACS) recently. The funds were raised by the Employee Relations Committee through casual day sales for the fourth quarter of 2017.
Pictured, left to right: Kristen Cleghorn (Claims), Lauren Lin (Marketing), Carolyn Lowery (QA), Brenda Haulik (ACS Sr. Mgr., Community Development), April Ussery (Claims), Glenda Davis (ACS Community Development Manager), Gina Brockman (Accounting), Hope Smith (Underwriting) and Valencia Brown (Underwriting).
AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION DONATION | July 2018
A check for $5,000 was presented to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). The AFSP is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death. The money was raised by the Employee Relations Committee through casual day sales.
Pictured holding the check: left, Hope Smith (Underwriting) and Tammy Slade (Claims). Pictured back row, left to right, are a few members of the Employee Relations Committee: Michael Fulwood (Member Services), Carolyn Lowery (QA), Kristen Cleghorn (Claims), April Ussery (Claims) and Gina Brockman (Accounting).
CRISIS LINE & SAFE HOUSE DONATION | March 2018
A check for $5,000 was presented to Crisis Line & Safe House. The money was raised by the Employee Relations Committee through casual day sales.
Pictured left to right, front row: Lauren Lin (Info/PR), Kristen Cleghorn (Claims), Jamie Bormann (Legal Advocacy Program Director for Crisis Line & Safe House), Carolyn Lowery (QA), Gina Brockman (Accounting) and Hope Smith (Underwriting). Left to right, back row: Michael Fulwood (Member Services), April Ussery (Claims), Valencia Brown (PHS) and Dawn Jackson (IT).