The John Charles Haney (JCH) Foundation Awarded $5,000 from Hertvik Insurance Group through Liberty Mutual Insurance Company® and Safeco Insurance® 2022 Make More Happen™ Awards

Business and Professional

July 5, 2022

Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance are pleased to announce that Hertvik Insurance Group has earned a 2022 Make More Happen Award, which recognizes its exceptional volunteerism with The JCH Foundation and demonstrating its commitment to making a positive impact across their community. The award includes an initial $5,000 donation with a chance to double the amount to $10,000 that will directly benefit The JCH Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the stigma, raising mental health awareness, and supporting students and educators by creating safe spaces in Northeast Ohio schools and spreading John Charles Haney’s story.  


Starting Friday, July 1, the story of Hertvik Insurance Group and The JCH Foundation will be spotlighted on the official Make More Happen microsite at www.agentgiving.com/Hertvik-Insurance-Group where supporters can vote to help the team reach their donation goal. If the featured story receives at least 500 votes— shares to social media and comments on their story—the donation will be increased to $10,000. 


Through Hertvik Insurance Group’s ‘Hertvik Cares Program’, their staff is incentivized to write additional policies where the agency provides a donation back to the Foundation. Hertvik Insurance Group also proudly supports the annual JCH Fundraiser and participates in AFSP Out of the Darkness Community Walk Cleveland. 


The JCH Foundation is a true hero in our community offering critical services to those who are the most in need and Hertvik Insurance Group is truly honored to advocate for their great cause,” said Julie Mikalacki, Marketing Director for Hertvik Insurance Group. “We are forever grateful to receive this Make More Happen Award from Liberty Mutual and Safeco to provide this organization with much needed funds to continue their impactful work.” 


With a mission to create dedicated ‘John's Safe Place’ rooms in local Northeast Ohio schools, the $10,000 donation will allow JCH to create three new spaces including furniture, sensory-sensitive devices, headphones, art materials, and decor. Funds will also be allocated towards providing Mental Health First Aid Sessions for schools to offer their teachers in-person suicide prevention training to help recognize risk factors and warning signs. 


It warms our hearts to see the endless dedication our agents have for their nonprofit partners through their volunteering, fundraising and overall awareness efforts,said Alex Capossela, Liberty Mutual Insurance Mid-Atlantic Region Territory Manager. “The Make More Happen Awards allow our agents to make an even greater impact in Cleveland and we hope it motivates others to do the same.”  


Throughout 2022, 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 demonstrating their commitment to a specific nonprofit, along with photos of an initiative they worked on 


About Liberty Mutual Insurance  

Liberty Mutual’s purpose is to help people embrace today and confidently pursue tomorrow. The promise we make to our customers throughout the world is to provide protection for the unexpected, delivered with care.  


In business since 1912, and headquartered in Boston, Mass., today we are the fifth largest global property and casualty insurer based on 2018 gross written premium. We also rank 75th on the fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the U.S. based on 2018 revenue. We employ nearly 50,000 people in 30 countries and economies around the world. We offer a wide range of small commercial insurance products and services through our independent agent partners, including business owners policy, comprehensive business package, inland marine, workers compensation and more.  


About Safeco Insurance 

In business since 1923, Safeco Insurance sells personal automobile, homeowners and specialty products through a network of more than 10,000 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 Hertvik Insurance Group 

Hertvik Insurance Group is one of Northeast Ohio’s premiere independent insurance agencies that delivers insurance and financial services to individuals and businesses in Ohio and throughout the US since 1946. Service Northeast Ohio in Medina, with affiliate offices in Sandusky and North Canton.  


For more information, please visit www.hertvik.com 


About The JCH Foundation 

The JCH Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit foundation in loving memory of John Charles Haney. The JCH’s Foundation’s mission is to end the stigma, raise mental health awareness, and support students and educators by creating safe spaces in Northeast Ohio schools and spreading John’s story.  


For more information, please visit www.thejchfoundation.com