Colonial Life Announces New Support for Education, Homeless Services

October 28, 2008

COLUMBIA, SC – October 28, 2008 — Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company has announced three significant contributions to Midlands area organizations beginning in 2009:

  • $100,000 over five years to Midlands Tech to create the Colonial Life One-to-One Scholarship Program. This program will provide financial aid to students seeking careers in business, health care, accounting, finance or information technology.
  • $100,000 over three years to the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Midlands. This donation will help fund after-school programs and other efforts that focus on character education that lead to college scholarships.
  • $100,000 over five years to the Midlands Housing Authority to support the community’s comprehensive housing and services plan for the homeless.

“In today’s difficult economic environment, it’s more important than ever to continue to support the communities where our employees live and work,” said Colonial Life President and CEO Randy Horn. “Education and health and human services are two areas where we believe we can make an impact by focusing our support.”

In the past three years, Colonial Life has contributed $1.8 million to nonprofit partners in the Midlands. Hundreds of the company’s employees have lent their time and talents to nonprofit agencies, serving in a variety of roles from board members to event volunteers. In 2007, Colonial Life employees logged more than 11,000 hours in volunteer service.

For more information about Colonial Life, call the company at (803) 798-7000 or visit

Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company is a market leader in providing insurance benefits for employees and their families through their workplace, along with individual benefits education, advanced yet simple-to-use enrollment technology and quality personal service.

Colonial Life offers disability, life and supplemental accident and health insurance policies in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Similar policies, if approved, are underwritten in New York by a Colonial Life affiliate, The Paul Revere Life Insurance Company. Colonial Life is based in Columbia, S.C., and is a subsidiary of Unum Group.