The Merriam Rises Program

Merriam Insurance has been part of the local community for 123 years. From the very beginning, the founders were involved in many charitable endeavors. One of the three tenets of our corporate mission statement is to . . . “contribute to the well-being of our community” . . . be it our immediate community or in another part of the United States, or the world. Merriam Rises began several years ago with employees paying for the privilege of dressing down and wearing jeans on Fridays.

Although the initiative did not have an official name until 2016, once the Jeans Fund reaches a certain level, the money is donated to a nonprofit that can use some additional help, even if it is a modest amount. The needs are great, and we realized that contributing money alone greatly limited our ability to help. In order to go one step further, it was decided that we would offer our time and talents as well on a quarterly basis.

If you would like additional information about Merriam Rises, you may call Shannon Piegaro at (518) 393-2109, ext. 222, or feel free to browse photos from past projects on our website: www.merriaminsurance.com/events/merriam-rises/.

Richard Hale

Richard Hale

Marketing Director at Merriam Insurance Agency
Rich joined Merriam Insurance in the spring of 2017 as the Marketing Director. He earned a BA in English Literary Studies from the University at Albany, and has obtained his Six Sigma Green Belt certification from Motorola University.

Rich is most passionate about helping people understand the important benefits of working with an independent broker such as the Merriam Insurance Agency. It is his mission to ensure clients know where they can gain access to everything they would need, should the unthinkable happen.

When he's not working, Rich enjoy's spending time with his two teenage children and their golden retriever Alfred.

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Schenectady, New York

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Rich joined Merriam Insurance in the spring of 2017 as the Marketing Director. He earned a BA in English Literary Studies from the University at Albany, and has obtained his Six Sigma Green Belt certification from Motorola University. Rich is most passionate about helping people understand the important benefits of working with an independent broker such as the Merriam Insurance Agency. It is his mission to ensure clients know where they can gain access to everything they would need, should the unthinkable happen. When he's not working, Rich enjoy's spending time with his two teenage children and their golden retriever Alfred. Marketing Director Schenectady, New York Toll-Free: (877) MERRIAM x 212 (877) 637-7426 x 212 Send Email