Vision House Receives Donation from Nationwide® Private Client and FirstMark Insurance Group

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Vision House recently received a $5,000 Partners in Giving donation from Nationwide Private Client in honor of FirstMark Insurance Group. This donation will be used to provide temporary housing and critical support services to homeless families with children. These services include life skills for parents (parenting, financial literacy, household management and effective communication strategies); job readiness/employment support; and a focus on overall health to overcome mental and/or physical challenges that may hinder future success. Services available for children include academic counseling and skills to promote healthy parent-child relationships. 

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.

“Partners in Giving provides our agency partners with opportunities for us to make charitable donations on their behalf — helping them give back to the communities where they live and work,” stated Paul VanDenBosch, president, Nationwide Private Client. “This form of giving is foundational to our culture and integral to our success. It is a constant reminder that, in our efforts to serve our clients, we are also generating meaningful support for local communities.”

“Homelessness is a serious issue that affects thousands of families,” said Dave Taylor, principal of FirstMark Insurance Group. “Vision House is committed to supporting families and helping them get back on their feet. We are proud to support their efforts.”

“We are honored and grateful to FirstMark Insurance Group and Nationwide for saving lives with your generosity,” said Melissa Gehrig, executive director of Vision House. Your gift will help break the cycle of homelessness for the next generation.”

To date, Nationwide Private Client has contributed more than $1.1M to organizations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Nevada, Michigan, Missouri, Texas, Tennessee and Washington through the Partners in Giving program. Nationwide Private Client has committed an additional $160,000 for further charitable donations.

About Vision House
Vision House is a non-profit organization that provides temporary housing and critical support services to homeless families with children. Their goal is to break the cycle of homelessness and provide opportunities for lives to be transformed and for families to obtain permanent housing.

About FirstMark Insurance Group
FirstMark Insurance Group features expert independent insurance brokers that design personalized auto, home, life and business insurance policies. The team at FirstMark strives to deliver the best value with the promise of integrity, honesty, compassion, promptness, experience, knowledge and dedication for every customer.

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; excess & surplus, specialty and surety; pet, motorcycle and boat insurance. For more information, visit

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