Colonial Life Honors Gayle Averyt

October 14, 2008

COLUMBIA, SC – October 1, 2008 – Gayle Averyt, chairman emeritus, was recognized for 50 years of leadership in the company and community.

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  • Colonial Life contributed $1.8 million over the past three years to nonprofit partners in the Midlands.
  • Employees logged 11,279 hours of volunteer work in 2007.
  • 84% of employees participated in this year’s United Way campaign.
  • The campaign raised 16% more than last year (really phenomenal in this economy!)

Three new major gifts announced:

  • $100,000 over five years to Midlands Tech to create the Colonial Life One-to-One Scholarship 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. Will help fund after-school programs and other efforts that focus on character development 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.

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