Heffernan Foundation Benefit 'Diamonds Are Forever' Raises Over $1.6 Million
WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Sept. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Heffernan Foundation, the charitable giving program for Heffernan Insurance Brokers, held a charity event Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, Calif., which raised over $1,600,000. All proceeds benefit the Heffernan Foundation and the following four beneficiates: At the Crossroads, California Human Development, Cristo Rey De La Salle East Bay and Santa Clara University. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the founding of Heffernan Insurance Brokers in 1988, the 'Diamonds Are Forever' themed evening included cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, casino games, a live auction and raffle, as well as music from Lucky Devils Band.
Sponsorship funds were raised in advance of the event from over 100 vendors, clients, and business partners, including several international and national brokers and insurance carriers. Heffernan Insurance Brokers was the largest sponsor of the event, contributing $500,000. In addition, $50k sponsor Lenore Heffernan donated in honor of her late husband, Frank Heffernan.
"2018 has been a very special year for us – it marked our 30th year in business and 30 years of giving back," said F. Michael Heffernan, President and CEO of Heffernan Insurance Brokers. "We are very grateful to our sponsors, employees and guests, for recognizing that together we can make a difference in our communities. It is really an amazing feeling to have reached this milestone, and I could not have imagined celebrating our journey without the many wonderful people who have supported our company since its inception," added Heffernan. "To our clients, staff, and partners, thank you for your unwavering commitment, great relationships, and your passion for giving back to those in need."
"Thank you to our sponsors, community partners, staff, and guests for joining us for a spectacular and memorable evening," said Michelle Lonaker, Executive Director of Heffernan Foundation. "This event would not have been a success without the generosity of all of our guests, and we are thankful to everyone for their continued support."
About Heffernan Foundation
Heffernan Foundation's mission is to change futures through access to education, reduce homelessness and food deficiency through relevant nonprofit collaboration, and promote community and employee engagement.
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 Irvine, CA; Phoenix, AZ; Portland, OR; Seattle, WA, St. Louis, MO; and London UK. Employee-owned, the company has been among the Top Greater Bay Area Philanthropists since 2003, donating more than 15 percent of profits to charity in 2017.
For more information, visit www.heffernanfoundation.org or call 925.295.2575. FEIN # 71-1010693 License #0564249
SOURCE Heffernan Foundation