City Center Awarded $5,000 from Centennial Insurance Group through Liberty Mutual Insurance Company® and Safeco Insurance® 2023 Make More Happen™ Awards

Business and Professional

June 8, 2023

Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance have awarded Centennial Insurance Group Inc. a 2023 Make More Happen Award for its volunteerism with City Center, a nonprofit organization that champions youth and families in under-resourced communities by creating empowered pathways to relief and restoration. The award includes an initial donation of $5,000 for City Center, which can be doubled to $10,000 just by having community supporters vote online. 


As of Monday, June 5, the Centennial Insurance Group and City Center community story will be highlighted on the official Make More Happen microsite at www.agentgiving.com/Centennial-Insurance-Group where supporters can vote to help the team reach their donation goal. If the featured story receives a mix of at least 500 votes and comments, the $5,000 donation will be raised to $10,000. 


The awarded funds will be used to aid after-school programs for youth, middle school and high school students. These programs provide academic support for students with a study lab, free tutoring, life skills training, recreational activities, and more. The donation will also contribute to City Center’s free nutrition program for families and youth that provides meals, food pantry access, family meal kits and baby nutrition items. 


I love the holistic path City Center takes to help local youth and families with food assistance,” said Richard Brown, Owner of Centennial Insurance Group. “We are grateful to Liberty Mutual and Safeco for providing much-needed funds to continue their impactful work and thrilled at the opportunity to double the donation just by calling on the community to show their support.” 


Centennial Insurance agents assist in City Center’s summer meal program by preparing and serving meals for families and youth. The agency is regularly involved in the organization’s clothing program where clean, gently used clothing items are donated so individuals can have clothes for occasions like job interviews and going to school.  


Centennial Insurance Group is a shining example of our independent agents’ endless dedication to their nonprofit partners through their volunteering, fundraising and overall awareness efforts,” said Nancy Lyons, Safeco Insurance Central Region Senior Territory Manager. “The Make More Happen Awards allow our agents to spread the word about their good deeds and we hope it inspires other in Oklahoma City to get involved.” 


Throughout 2023, Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance will select up to 37 independent agents nationwide for a Make More Happen Award donating up to $370,000 to the nonprofits they support. Agencies became eligible for the award by submitting an application and photos demonstrating their commitment to a specific nonprofit.  


About Liberty Mutual Insurance  

At Liberty Mutual, we believe progress happens when people feel secure.?By providing protection for the unexpected and delivering it with care, we help people embrace today and confidently pursue tomorrow.? 


In business since 1912, and headquartered in Boston, today we are the sixth largest global property and casualty insurer based on 2020 gross written premium.?We also rank 71 on the Fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the U.S. based on 2020 revenue.?As of December 31, 2020, we had $43.8 billion in annual consolidated revenue.? 


We employ over 45,000 people in 29 countries and economies around the world.?We offer a wide range of insurance products and services, including personal automobile, homeowners, specialty lines, reinsurance, commercial multiple-peril, workers compensation, commercial automobile, general liability, surety, and commercial property.? 


For more information, visit?www.libertymutualinsurance.com.? 


About Safeco Insurance 

In business since 1923, Safeco Insurance sells personal automobile, homeowners and specialty products through a network of more than 25,000 independent insurance agencies throughout the United States. Safeco is a Liberty Mutual Insurance company. You can learn more about us by visiting www.Libertymutualinsurance.com and www.Safeco.com 


About Centennial Insurance Group, Inc. 

Centennial Insurance Group, Inc. is an independent insurance agency representing many different companies which ensures our clients have the advantage as independent agents we have the ability to help you choose the best carrier for your insurance needs. We strive to be a leader in our industry by bringing the best service to communities throughout the state from our base in Oklahoma City. As an independent insurance agency, we focus on being community centered, responsive, dependable, and accountable to our clients. We will educate and guide you through choosing the best options for insurance based on your specific needs. 

At Centennial Insurance Group our goal is always to have a positive experience. A one-on-one service approach is the gold stand and core to the experience you can expect. Get started by calling us at 405-286-5025 or contacting us through any of our quote forms. For more information, please visit www.Centennialins.com.    


About City Center 

Founded in 2016 by Jed and Julie Chappell, City Center brings relief and restoration to youth and families living in under-resourced neighborhoods of Oklahoma City. 

Jed grew up living a reckless lifestyle as a drug dealer with a criminal history but grew to escape the cycle of poverty and violence he was exposed to. He later became a pastor committed to restoring lives in Oklahoma City. Julie was once a single mother living on welfare. She’s deeply passionate about giving dignity and support to single mothers and empowering them to become self-sufficient members of the community. 

City Center is a safe place that youth and families rely on for vital support. Through powerful partnerships and support from faithful donors, we provide for essential needs including nutrition, hygiene, clothing, and more. Additionally, City Center offers community care initiatives including skills training, educational support, mentorship, and athletic activities for youth. 

For more information, please visit https://okcitycenter.org/