Church Donations

CM CARES donations advance education of black churches and communities

MERRILL, Wisconsin – () – CM CARES, the Church Mutual Foundation, recently approved three donations that support efforts to advance black churches and education in black communities.

CM CARES has pledged to donate $ 10,000 annually for the next three years to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. The donation will support TMCF’s Leadership Institute, one of the premier leadership development conferences bringing together carefully selected students from 47 historically black colleges and universities and predominantly black institutions.

Another 3-year pledge of $ 30,000 has been made to Duke Divinity School to help support the Black Pastoral Leadership Archives. The archives include historical documents from the world’s largest and oldest African-American heritage mission agency and the intellectual properties of three 20th century black pastoral leaders. This partnership will help strengthen black churches, their ministers and the communities they serve.

CM CARES will also provide a donation of $ 5,000 to help start the LFBright Scholars program through Lilydale Baptist Church in Chicago, headed by Reverend Alvin Love, a member of Church Mutual Insurance Company, SI (an insurer by shares)1, African American Pastors Advisory Group. The mission of the program is to create a solid pool of young African American college graduates who can excel in their careers, build wealth, and become engaged leaders in their communities.

About the Church Mutual

Church Mutual Insurance Company, SI, founded in 1897, provides specialty insurance for religious organizations of all faiths, public and private schools, colleges and universities, senior residences, lay and non-lay camps and conference centers, and nonprofit and human service organizations across the United States. Church Mutual markets most lines of commercial property and general liability insurance, including property and casualty insurance, workers’ compensation and commercial auto insurance. In addition to insurance, Church Mutual offers a range of value-added solutions that benefit its clients. Church Mutual holds the following honors:

  • AM Best Company classification “A” (excellent)

  • BenchmarkPortal Top 10 National Customer Service Center

  • Wisconsin 75 Top Private Company by Deloitte US, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020

  • Wisconsin 75 Distinguished Performer: Innovation by Deloitte US 2019

  • Futuremakers Partner by Wisconsin Technical College System

  • Celent Model Assurer for innovation and emerging technologies

  • Innovation Prize for Entrepreneurship and Innovation awarded by the National Association of Insurance Mutuals

  • Employer of the Year 2018-2019 by Northcentral Technical College

1Church Mutual is a stock insurer whose policyholders are members of the parent mutual holding company incorporated on 1/1/20. SI = a stock market insurer.