Michigan’s First Lady Sue Snyder, who serves as the statewide spokesperson for Ele’s Place
, presented a special award to Michael A. Wells, Jackson National Life Insurance Company
President and CEO, for the profound impact their Lansing associates have made on the lives of grieving children at Ele’s Place. The award was presented on June 6 at an Ele’s Place donor appreciation event at the Michigan Governor’s Residence.
“Jackson’s continued financial support is especially important to Ele’s Place as we support more grieving children than ever before,” says Laurie Strauss Baumer, Ele’s Place President and CEO.
Having contributed over $700,000 to programs over the past 10 years, Jackson’s support includes the title sponsorship and host of Ele’s Race 5K and the presenting sponsorship of the Ultimate Spartan Challenge.
"Our employees give time and money to countless charitable causes, but Ele’s Place has a special place in the hearts of many Jackson employees," says Danielle Robinson, Jackson Corporate Social Responsibility Specialist.
Since 1991, Ele’s Place has provided grief support services at no cost to families whose children are grieving the death of a parent, sibling or other loved one. Ele’s Place supports an average of 350 children plus their family members each week through its Lansing and Ann Arbor branches.
Source: Molly Day, Ele's Place
Writer: Veronica Gracia-Wing, Innovation News
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