NeuroTalent Works Awarded $5,000 from Weaver & Associates, Inc. through Liberty Mutual Insurance Company® and Safeco Insurance® 2023 Make More Happen™ Awards

Business and Professional

July 14, 2023

Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance have awarded Weaver & Associates, Inc. a 2023 Make More Happen Award for its volunteerism with NeuroTalent Works, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building neurodiverse workplaces and transitioning individuals with autism, traumatic brain injuries and other cognitive challenges into meaningful employment at corporations. The award includes an initial donation of $5,000 for NeuroTalent Works, which can be doubled to $10,000 just by having community supporters vote online.

The NeuroTalent Works and Weaver & Associates community story is highlighted on the official Make More Happen microsite at www.agentgiving.com/Weaver-and-Associates, 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 from the community, the $5,000 donation will be raised to $10,000.

NeuroTalent Works will use this donation to support its Talent Readiness Program that offers free services to prepare and equip neurodivergent job candidates to secure gainful corporate employment. This includes self-advocacy training, mock interviews and quarterly peer networking groups.

“Our relationship with NeuroTalent Works goes back to 2019 when we partnered with them to hire neurodivergent individuals,” said Dana Dattola, Agency Principal, Weaver & Associates. “Weaver & Associates is proud to help NeuroTalent Works tackle social and structural barriers for the neurodiverse community and are grateful to Liberty Mutual and Safeco for this award and are thrilled at the opportunity to double the donation through community support.”

Weaver & Associates worked with NeuroTalent Works to launch the “(Neuro)diversity in Insurance” training and hiring program this year. The program helps train the Neurodiverse community for entry level insurance processing roles with the help of four volunteers from Weaver & Associates every month. Weaver’s entire team has been trained to build an inclusive workplace for neurodiversity and is a proud partner of NeuroTalent Works to provide job opportunities for the community.

“Weaver & Associates is a shining example of our independent agents’ endless dedication to their nonprofit partners through their volunteering, fundraising and overall awareness efforts,” said Katerina Kalyviaris, Safeco Insurance California 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 others in greater Los Angeles area 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 Weaver & Associates Insurance

Family-owned and in business since 1959, we take pride in establishing long relationships (and friendships) with our customers. We aim to be a trusted partner, integral in your individual and business success through risk management and loss control. For more information, visit www.weaverinsurance.com


About NeuroTalent Works

NeuroTalent Works is a non-profit organization partnering with businesses to advance neurodiversity (a diversity of minds) inclusion in the workplace and employment for individuals with autism, dyslexia, and other cognitive distinctions.  To learn more about their programs and how your business can partner with them, visit: www.neurotalentworks.org