Wayne Insurance Group and its employees are dedicated to giving back to our local communities. From charitable giving to volunteer participation, we are actively involved with a variety of nonprofit organizations and educational institutions that are working to improve the quality of life where we work and live. We believe that, in this era of ever-expanding technology, building relationships and inspiring excellence within our communities remains vitally important.
We encourage you to check this page periodically for recent examples of our charitable and volunteer activities.
Heart & Ghoul Community Walk/Run - October, 2023
Wayne employees and family members participated in United Way’s annual Heart & Ghoul Community walk/run where all proceeds go to the local United Wayne-funded programs.
CPCU Good Works Project - October, 2023
Wayne employees participated in a sweet treat/dessert auction to help raise funds for the Akron-Canton CPCU Good Works Project. CPCU Society Chapters are credentialed property and casualty insurance professionals who promote excellence through ethical behavior and continuing education. For its Good Works Project this year, the Akron/Canton CPCU Chapter is raising funds to buy holiday gifts for children hospitalized at Akron Children’s Medical Center.
Animal Rescue - October, 2023
Michelle Fredmonsky-Harvey, our claims Casualty Operational Assistant, volunteers her time to work with several organizations that rescue and rehome animals living in unfortunate circumstances. If you would like to assist Michelle in her rescue efforts, she can always use old blankets and towels. You can e-mail her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shreve BBQ - September, 2023
In mid-September, several Wayne employees volunteered to help serve customers at the Shreve BBQ pavilion during the 2023 Wayne County Fair.
Break the Cycle - August, 2023
In August, several Wayne employees and family members participated in OneEighty’s 13th Annual Break the Cycle event, a ride or walk to fight against addiction and substance abuse. OneEighty’s addiction and substance abuse treatment services provide a comprehensive program that helps patients achieve lasting recovery.
OneEighty - August, 2023
In August, several Wayne employees volunteered to help paint at the transition housing provided by OneEighty. The Housing and Supportive Services Program offers assistance to Wayne County residents to help vulnerable or at-risk families achieve stabilized permanent housing and connects them with the resources that will allow them to sustain their housing.
Round Lake Christian Camp - August, 2023
Senior Field Property Claims Adjuster Ray Hoy spent three days volunteering at Round Lake Christian Summer Camp. Founded in 1949, Round Lake provides summer camps, year-round retreats and rentals for private retreats where attendees can learn, grow and share while experiencing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Each camp session raises money for a chosen missionary or missions organization. Since 1949, Round Lake campers and volunteers have given over $1.1 million to local and international organizations.
People to People Ministries - August, 2023
Recently, Wayne employees came together and donated clothes, food, and money for People to People Ministries, that was urgently needed to help those in local communities. People To People Ministries was established in 1978 by the Wayne County Ministerial Association, and a few caring community citizens, to help families facing emergencies.
Wooster Rotary - June, 2023
Kourtney Yoder, Manager of Client & Agency Services (at right), was named president of the Wooster Rotary Club in late June. She took the oath of office, received her Presidents' pin, and shared her goals with the club for the coming year. Wooster Rotary is a service organization of business and professional persons united to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
Killbuck District Day Camp - June, 2023
Commercial Lines Underwriter Crystal Blake volunteered to help Cub Scout Pack 73 from Smithville at the Killbuck District Day camp in early June. The scouts had their days filled with games, archery, shooting BB guns, nature exploration, and other fun and informative activities.
Power of the Pen - May, 2023
In late May, Dale Tschantz, Director of Underwriting and Marketing, volunteered to help Power of the Pen at their state tournament at Ashland University. Power of the Pen is an Ohio interscholastic creative writing program that promotes and showcases the creative works of 7th and 8th grade students through district, regional, and state tournaments.
Red Kettle Campaign - December, 2022
In early December, several Wayne employees volunteered their time to ring the bell for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign. The Red Kettle Fundraiser is one of the biggest and most important fundraisers for the Salvation Army. All of the money raised through the Red Kettle Campaign provides meals and necessities to families and people in need.
Christmas Toy Project - December, 2022
Kim Ogle, our Personal Lines Underwriting Supervisor, volunteered with People to People Ministries for their 2022 Christmas Toy Project. People to People Ministries is an emergency assistance ministry that has been serving Wayne County since 1978. They help with groceries, personal care products, financial services, clothing and houseware items. They also serve the community throughout the year with several special projects including a back to school project, a Thanksgiving dinner box and the Christmas Toy Project.
Forget-Me-Not-Baskets - November, 2022
Jessica Steiner, our Senior Support Specialist, volunteered with Forget-Me-Not Baskets. Forget-Me-Not Baskets is based in Wooster, Ohio and partners with local hospitals and Obstetrics offices in Northeast Ohio. They provide items of comfort, peace and remembrance to families who have experienced a loss during pregnancy, birth or soon after.
Veterans of Foreign Wars - November, 2022
In early November, Wayne employees donated everyday supplies and money to the Wadsworth Veterans of Foreign Wars Post. The VFW assists local Veterans who are patients/residents at the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center at Wade Park in Cleveland and the Fisher House of Greater Cleveland.
Christian Children's home of Ohio - November, 2022
Wayne Insurance Group president Tim Suppes donated meat to Christian Children’s Home of Ohio that the company purchased from local 4-H members. CCHO is a residential center that provides a safe structured environment to meet the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs of children from all across Ohio who have been abused and neglected.