SoCal Chapter Volunteers at the Downtown Women’s Center

The Southern California Chapter’s volunteer charity for 2015 is Downtown Women’s Center. The Center provides support to end homelessness through offering housing programs, personalized case management, on-site medical health clinic and public health outreach, health workshops and screenings, safe warm drop-in day center offering meals, education, computer literacy and employment assistance for homeless women.

On July 16 members of the PLUS Southern California chapter hosted a volunteer event at the Downtown Women’s Center, where chapter members prepared a meal for 150 women at the center and sorted donations.

Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time and energy!

PLUS New England Chapter Volunteers in Boston

The PLUS New England Chapter braved 90 degree temperatures on Thursday, July 30 to volunteer for the Esplanade Association, an organization that works to restore and enhance Boston’s Charles River esplanade.  This event was part of the PLUS Foundation’s ongoing chapter charity program.

Volunteers did a stellar job on several gardening and cleanup projects near the Hatch Shell, and the Esplanade Association was extremely appreciative of their efforts.  Following the gardening activity participants ventured to Harvard Gardens to network and cool off with a cold cocktail.

Thanks to all who participated in this great volunteer event.

(First 100 Days) PLUS Foundation – A History of Giving Back

plus foundation logo  Yesterday I had the opportunity to listen in on the PLUS Foundation Board meeting. I was impressed by the passion and spirit of this Board. These dedicated members donate a significant amount of time and energy to achieving the mission of the PLUS Foundation.

The PLUS Foundation is a nonprofit organization that serves the membership of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS). It identifies, initiates, and sponsors a variety of charitable programs that give individuals and companies the opportunity to make a difference.

The PLUS Foundation provides Chapter Charity Grants to PLUS chapters to use in their area communities. It supports the Conference Cause that provides an opportunity to give back to the community in conjunction with the PLUS Conference. At the 2014 PLUS Conference, the Chapter Cause provide over $33,000 in financial support and 38 volunteers filled Thanksgiving baskets for the Sunrise Children’s Foundation. The Foundation also provides disaster relief assistance, supports the Women’s Leadership Network, and provides financial aid scholarships. Since the Foundation began in 1998, it has given back more than $2.2 million into philanthropic, diversity, and educational efforts.

I encourage you to get involved in the Foundation. You can participating in a chapter fundraiser event, volunteering your time with the Conference Cause, or attend a Women’s Leadership Network event. You also can make a donation to the Foundation to help it achieve great things and show the benevolence of the professional liability industry.

You can find out more about the PLUS Foundation, its events, sponsors, purpose and how to get involved or make a donation on its website at