NORFOLK, Va. (April 12, 2018) — GEICO supervisor Sean Ocasio was honored recently with The Exemplar Award for his support of the United Way of South Hampton Roads. The Exemplar Award, named by the Hampton Roads Gazeti, is a way for nonprofits to publicly recognize and thank dedicated volunteers who embody the spirit of the organization’s mission.
Ocasio co-chaired United Way’s campaign at GEICO, increasing participation and engaging ‘Campaign Champions’ in every department. Campaign Champions bring the work of United Way to life across board rooms, break rooms, luncheons, leadership meetings and everyday conversations with co-workers.
“I’m motivated to help United Way because I believe that when you selflessly give just a few dollars, you can genuinely change people’s lives for the better,” said Ocasio. “When you empathize to the point of putting someone else’s needs before your own, then you connect people to the bigger picture – community.”
Ocasio helped energize Campaign Champions at GEICO and helped reach 56 percent engagement for United Way among GEICO’s Virginia Beach associates. He also served as chairman of his own department and that department led campaign efforts at GEICO by raising $68,912.
“The annual campaign shows just what can happen when we work together, and it could never happen without the leadership and creativity of our Campaign Champions,” said Carol McCormack, president and CEO of United Way of South Hampton Roads. “Sean helped shine a light to how United Way makes a difference, and the response from GEICO’s employees was incredible. We are inspired by their generosity.”
Each year local workplaces hold United Way fundraising campaigns that allow corporate leaders and their employees to get involved and give back to the community. Participation in United Way campaigns ensures lasting, collaborative solutions to chronic problems that affect the people of Hampton Roads. With that support, United Way can focus on meeting today’s needs, while bringing together problem-solvers – from cities and nonprofits to donors and volunteers – to change the odds for women, children and veterans.
About GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company)
GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the second-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. Founded in 1936, GEICO provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 16 million private passenger customers, insuring more than 27 million vehicles (auto & cycle).
Using GEICO’s online service center, policyholders can purchase policies, make policy changes, report claims and print insurance ID cards. Policyholders can also connect to GEICO through GEICO Mobile, reach a representative over the phone or visit a GEICO local agent.
GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), boats, travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available. For more information, go to www.geico.com.
About United Way of South Hampton Roads
United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. We recruit the people and organizations from the community who bring the passion, expertise and resources necessary to get things done. We invite you to GIVE, ADVOCATE, and VOLUNTEER. That’s what it means to LIVE UNITED.