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Heffernan Foundation Launches 4-year $100,000 Scholarship Partnership with College Track

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Oct. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Heffernan Foundation, the charitable giving program for Heffernan Insurance Brokers, announced today that it has launched a scholarship program in partnership with College Track that will provide $25,000 per year for four years to recipients.

The Heffernan Foundation will select one student from College Track each year to receive the four year scholarship of $25,000 per year. By 2018, the Heffernan Foundation will have four students each receiving the scholarship. College Track is a national organization that recruits students from underserved communities for a ten year program from 9th grade through college graduation providing academic support, advising, leadership training, and scholarships.

"Education is the key to a brighter future, but it may not always be easy to navigate the university system. College Track makes the transition seamless," said Michelle Lonaker, Director of the Heffernan Foundation. "I have seen the great results the students achieve and look forward to our new partnership with College Track and their students. The underserved students they reach will have a great chance of succeeding not only throughout their high school and college education, but also into their careers and adult life."

The program's first recipient is Vanesa Lara out of College Track Oakland, who is currently in her freshman year at University of California, Merced.

For additional information about the Heffernan Foundation or to make a donation, visit A video highlighting the Heffernan Foundation's mission can be found at

About Heffernan Foundation
Heffernan Foundation's mission is to serve nonprofits that provide direct support and services to local communities in the areas of shelter, food, education and the preservation of the environment. 

Heffernan Foundation is the charitable giving program of Heffernan Insurance Brokers, headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., and with offices in San Francisco, Petaluma, Menlo Park, Los Angeles and Orange County, CA; Portland, OR; St. Louis, MO and New York, NY. Employee-owned, the company has been among the Top Greater Bay Area Philanthropists since 2003, donating more than 16 percent of profits to charity in 2014.

For more information, visit or call 800.234.6787.
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