Colonial Life Names Charitable Grant Recipients for First Quarter

Company awards nearly $130,000 in grants to community organizations

COLUMBIA, S.C. (May 2, 2013) – Colonial Life awarded nearly $130,000 in charitable grants to nonprofit organizations in the community during the first quarter of 2013.

The following organizations received these grants:

  • American Red Cross Central S.C. Chapter
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of the Midlands
  • Celebrate Freedom Foundation
  • Children’s Trust of South Carolina
  • Columbia City Ballet
  • Columbia Museum of Art
  • Cultural Council of Richland & Lexington Counties
  • Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands S.C.
  • Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce
  • Harvest Hope Food Bank
  • Palmetto Health Foundation
  • Saluda Shoals Foundation
  • South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation
  • South Carolina Ovarian Cancer Foundation, Riverbanks Region

Through the company’s corporate social responsibility program, Colonial Life directs its resources to local organizations benefitting counties surrounding its corporate headquarters in Columbia, S.C., and within the state. Organizations receiving grant support from Colonial Life represent a diverse group and focus on four priority areas: education, wellness, economic development and the arts.

“Giving back to the community has been an integral part of our company’s culture for nearly 75 years,” says Kara Addy, assistant vice president for branding and communications. “We’re pleased to support organizations that are truly improving the quality of life for residents in the Midlands of South Carolina.”

Colonial Life granted more than $700,000 to nonprofit organizations in 2012 as part of its charitable giving efforts.

About Colonial Life

Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company is a market leader in providing financial protection benefits through the workplace, including disability, life, accident, dental, cancer, critical illness and hospital confinement indemnity insurance. The company’s benefit services and education, innovative enrollment technology and personal service support more than 80,000 businesses and organizations, representing more than 3 million of America’s workers and their families. For more information visit or connect with the company at, and