Merriam Rises: Giving Back to the Community

For almost 125 years, Merriam Insurance has been part of the Schenectady, New York community. From the very beginning, the founders were involved in many local charitable endeavors. As the agency has grown and our reach has spread, so have our fundraising activities to support those we serve locally, nationally and internationally.

Merriam Rises was formalized several years ago in order to ‘contribute to the well-being of our community,’ one of the three tenets of Merriam’s mission statement. We have organized Friday Jean’s Day, staff cooking contests and a snack nook in order to raise money. We have also volunteered our time at 5K events locally, helped clean and prepare a day camp to open in time for summer campers, and served breakfast to hundreds of people at the Adirondack Balloon Fest in Glen Falls, New York. Our participation is based on the need at that time, and everyone’s needs are unique.

Feel free to browse photos from past projects on our website. If you would like additional information, or if you are a nonprofit client who could use some help from Merriam Rises, please contact me at 518-393-2109, ext. 215.

Joan Waddell
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