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The Primerica Foundation hosts Employee Choice Luncheon

2016 Grantees Announced

Primerica, Inc. (NYSE: PRI), the leading distributor of financial products to middle income families in North America, announced the 2016 Grantees of The Primerica Foundation, the company’s philanthropic arm.  The announcement was made at a recent luncheon event honoring five nonprofits selected by Primerica’s employees.  

(From Left) Anne Soutter (The Primerica Foundation); Karen Fine Saltiel (The Primerica Foundation); Ellen Gerstein (Veterans Resource Center); Claire Dees (Spectrum Autism Support Group); Arlene Sinanian (Happy Tails Pet Therapy); Rosalind Garner (Lift Up Atlanta); Tawana Kelley (Lift Up Atlanta); Samantha Shelton (FurKids).

The grantees represented at the event were:  FurKids, Happy Tails Pet Therapy, Lift Up Atlanta, Spectrum Autism Support Group and the Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services (Veterans Resource Center). 

“The Primerica Foundation grant came as a complete surprise and at a most critical time in our growth as an organization. We serve over 1000 families a year impacted by autism in our community,” said Claire Dees, Executive Director of Spectrum Autism Support Group.  “The rate of autism continues to increase and this funding will enable us to continue to help more families and children impacted by autism.” 

The Primerica Foundation is in its 6th year of operation and has funded 236 grants totaling over $5,000,000 to nonprofits throughout the state of Georgia, particularly those located in Metro Atlanta and Gwinnett County.  The organization was named a Top 25 Georgia-based, company-sponsored Foundation by the Atlanta Business-Chronicle in 2015.  In addition to its corporate Foundation, Primerica also has a strong corporate charitable giving program and employee volunteer program.

“The core of Primerica’s charitable funding is to support nonprofits that help move families into self-sufficiency,” said Karen Fine Saltiel, Chairman of The Primerica Foundation. “We also fund nonprofits and support causes that our employees care about through the annual Employee Choice vote. Our employees vote from among a list of nonprofits representing a variety of causes – the top 5 with the most votes receive a $10,000 grant from The Primerica Foundation.” 

Primerica’s commitment as a corporate citizen is embraced by the company’s CEO, Glenn Williams.  “Primerica takes its leadership role in the community seriously.  By helping people improve their lives, we hope to contribute to the overall well-being of the communities where we work and live,” said Williams.

About Primerica, Inc.
Primerica, Inc., headquartered in Duluth, GA, is a leading distributor of financial products to middle income households in North America. Primerica representatives educate their Main Street clients about how to better prepare for a more secure financial future by assessing their needs and providing appropriate solutions through term life insurance, which we underwrite, and mutual funds, annuities and other financial products, which we distribute primarily on behalf of third parties. In addition, Primerica provides an entrepreneurial full or part-time business opportunity for individuals seeking to earn income by distributing the company’s financial products. We insured approximately 5 million lives and have over 2 million client investment accounts at December 31, 2015. Primerica stock is included in the S&P MidCap 400 and the Russell 2000 stock indices and is traded on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PRI”.


Aurora Theatre – Learning Library Educational Play Series for School Children
Gwinnett Council for the Arts – Arts Education, Exhibits & Sponsored Admissions
Woodruff Arts Center – Arts Education, Exhibits & Sponsored Admissions

Community Foundation for NE Georgia – Capacity Building Programs to expand services to nonprofits
Fur Kids *  –  Animal Shelter & Rescue
Georgia Center for Nonprofits – Capacity Building Programs for Nonprofits Serving Metro Atlanta
Georgia River Network – Environment, Conservation and River Protection
Gwinnett County Public Library Foundation – Library Expansion in Duluth
Happy Tails *  –  Therapy Pets 
Leadership Gwinnett – Support for community leadership development Program
United Way –  2016 Campaign – Impact Fund
United Way SPARK – Support for Emerging Local Nonprofits 

100 Black Men of America – Scholarship Funds 
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta – After School Academic Enrichment and Tutoring Program
Camp Horizon – Summer Camp Mentoring for At-Risk Foster Youth
Center for Civil & Human Rights – Funded Admissions for Public School Students
Cool Girls – After School Enrichment for At-Risk Girls
Eagle Ranch – Program Support for youth living at Eagle Ranch
Fernbank – Sponsored Admissions for public school students
Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education –  Increasing High School Graduation Rate
Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation – Translation Programs for Multiple Ethnic Students
Gwinnett Tech Foundation – Scholarships for LMI students
HoPe – Increasing High School Graduate Rate for Hispanic Youth
Howard School – Expansion Program
Odyssey – College Access Programs for LMI/Urban Youth
YMCA of Metro Atlanta – After School Enrichment for LMI Children & Youth
YMCA of NW NC – Camp for LMI and At-Risk Youth
Zoo Atlanta – Sponsored Admissions – Science Education

 (October 2016)