Colonial Life Names Charitable Grant Recipients for Second Quarter

Company awards grants to community organizations in second quarter of 2013

COLUMBIA, S.C. (July 22, 2013) – Colonial Life awarded more than $240,000 in charitable grants to nonprofit organizations in the community during the second quarter of 2013.

The following organizations received these grants:

  • Central S.C. Alliance
  • College Summit
  • Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties
  • EdVenture Children’s Museum
  • Free Medical Clinic of Columbia, S.C.
  • Friends of Richland County Public Library
  • Girl Scouts of South Carolina—Mountains to Midlands Inc.
  • Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce
  • Healthy Learners Midlands
  • Indian Waters Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • IT-oLogy
  • Junior Achievement of Central S.C. Inc.
  • Lexington Medical Center Foundation
  • Mental Illness Recovery Center Inc.
  • Midlands Education and Business Alliance
  • Midlands Housing Alliance
  • Midlands Technical College Foundation
  • Nancy K. Perry Children’s Shelter
  • Navigating from Good to Great Foundation
  • Richland County CASA Foundation
  • Riverbanks Zoological Park Society
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Columbia, S.C.
  • South Carolina Arts Foundation
  • South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
  • South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics
  • South Carolina Philharmonic
  • Trinity Housing Corporation
  • United Way of the Midlands
  • Youth Corps

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.

“Colonial Life strongly believes in giving back to our community — it’s been part of our culture for nearly 75 years,” says Marie McGehee, community relations manager at Colonial Life.  “Supporting worthwhile organizations like these do so much to make life better for residents of the Midlands.”

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