The Porter County Community Foundation and Visiting Nurse Association Receive Donation from Nationwide® Private Client and MacLennan & Bain Insurance

(From left) James Tesdall, regional executive, Nationwide Private Client; Ross MacLennan, president MacLennan & Bain Insurance; Jody Anderson, personal lines manager, MacLennan & Bain Insurance; Diane Smith, territory sales director, Nationwide Private Client; Bill Higbie, vice president, Porter County Community Foundation (Photo: Business Wire)

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--()--The Porter County Community Foundation and Visiting Nurse Association have each received a $5,000 Partners in Giving donation from Nationwide® Private Client in honor of MacLennan & Bain Insurance. The money will help fund the Center for Community Philanthropy, and support services for senior citizens.

Private Client is Nationwide's personal lines carrier focused on the affluent market. Its appointed independent agents are offered an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others with charitable donations in their local communities through the Partners in Giving program.

“People care deeply about organizations with a social mission. They are more likely to support businesses that share their commitment to making a difference,” says Molly Rondeau, distribution, sales, and marketing executive, Nationwide Private Client. “Partners in Giving enables Private Client agents to direct donations to one of the charitable organizations we support, with an emphasis on strengthening our communities and improving people’s lives.”

“We are honored to participate in the Partners in Giving program, as our company has a long tradition of supporting local charities,” says Ross MacLennan, principal, MacLennan & Bain Insurance. “We selected the Porter County Community Foundation and the Visiting Nurse Association because we appreciate the work they do for our community.”

“This donation will help fund the renovation of a former medical center into the Center for Community Philanthropy, which will include a nonprofit conference center and permanent home for the Foundation,” said Bill Higbie, vice president, Porter County Community Foundation. “Our success and impact would not be possible without the generosity of donors, large and small, who are willing to invest in our collective future.”

“The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) is grateful to have been chosen to receive this wonderful gift from Nationwide Private Client and MacLennan & Bain Insurance. Thanks to their generosity, the VNA will be able to continue to provide compassionate care to those who need it most,” said Maria Galka, director of development, VNA.

To date, $141,456 has been donated in Arizona, California, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Texas, and Washington through the Private Client Partners in Giving program. Nationwide Private Client has committed an additional $385,000 in Partners in Giving charitable donations for distribution throughout 2015 and 2016.

About MacLennan & Bain Insurance

Since 1908, MacLennan & Bain Insurance has offered a wide range of insurance and risk management knowledge including business, personal, and employee benefits. They also support the risk management needs of professionals including hospitals, physicians, attorneys, accountants, and consultants.

About Porter County Community Foundation

The Porter County Community Foundation inspires giving and engages the community to improve lives in Porter County. Annually, the Foundation awards nearly $2 million in scholarships to local students and grants to nonprofit organizations.

About Visiting Nurse Association

The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) is a patient-focused provider of aging, palliative, hospice, and grief support services in Northwest Indiana. VNA’s services provide comfort, peace of mind, and superior care to families working through some of life’s greatest challenges. Services include meals on wheels, palliative and hospice care, and the VNA Phoenix Center, providing grief support for children and their families.

About Nationwide

Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. The company provides a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto, commercial, homeowners, farm and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities, and mutual funds; banking and mortgages; pet, motorcycle, and boat insurance. For more information, visit

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Heather Samee, 480-365-5354


Heather Samee, 480-365-5354