Schwartz Insurance Group makes giving back to the community a top priority – one that we enjoy. And one of our favorite organizations to help through donations of time and money is The Dream Factory.
The Dream Factory is all about the KIDS. They make visits to Kosair, bringing small gifts to the critically and chronically ill children, and make the parents aware of what The Dream Factory does – make dreams come true for the kids.
I’m sure you can understand why we enjoy our involvement with The Dream Factory. It’s something we started years ago and intend to continue.
Buddy Schwartz, the founder of Schwartz Insurance Group, first became involved with The Dream Factory in 2004. Following Buddy’s death, we created The Buddy Schwartz Memorial Classic golf tournament in 2007 to bring clients and friends together to benefit the kids through The Dream Factory.
The annual donation we make to The Dream Factory on behalf of our clients now goes directly into the endowment fund that we created in 2007. We are proud to have started something new – and lasting – and were gratified to receive their Corporate Appreciation award in 2009, thanking us for establishing the endowment.
Some of our staff members have really gone all out to get involved with The Dream Factory. There are so many opportunities to serve the kids and their families and so many ways to donate both time and money.
Maureen Lippy, Client Services Director here at Schwartz Insurance Group, describes her personal involvement with the Dream Factory. —
“I began volunteering for the Dream Factory in 2009. I am involved with various events including the annual Christmas party for the children and their families who have received dreams. The Dream Factory serves a meal. Gifts and prizes are given to the children and families, there are games, face painting, etc. Santa comes and there are Christmas carols sung.”
“I also have been involved with collecting donations for events such as the Celebrity Forks & Dreams. This was a dinner where celebrities not only baked the dessert items auctioned off, but also waited on those who purchased the tickets. There was a silent auction as well.”
Building on a legacy is one of our Core Values … and is the perfect description of this effort started by Buddy Schwartz which continues to grow each year. We greatly appreciate our relationships with clients and the trust they place in our agency and staff. We work hard to live up to our reputation and to find ways to give back to our community.