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Heffernan Foundation Receives 2016 Best of Walnut Creek Award

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Heffernan Foundation, the charitable giving program for Heffernan Insurance Brokers, has been selected for the 2016 Best of Walnut Creek Award in the Non-Profit Organization category by the Walnut Creek Award Program.

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Each year, the Walnut Creek Award Program identifies companies that have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These companies enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and communities and help make the Walnut Creek area a great place to live, work, and play.

"It is an incredible honor to be thought of in this light," said Michelle Lonaker, Director of the Heffernan Foundation. "I love what our foundation stands for and I enjoy the impact we have on our communities. I look forward to seeing where the future will take us."

The 2016 Walnut Creek Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Walnut Creek Award Program and data provided by third parties.

A video highlighting the Heffernan Foundation's mission can be found at

About Walnut Creek Award Program

The Walnut Creek Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Walnut Creek area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

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. Employee-owned, the company has been among the Top Greater Bay Area Philanthropists since 2003, donating more than 13 percent of profits to charity in 2015.

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