CONSHOHOCKEN, PA (April 8, 2020) – NSM Insurance Group (“NSM”), a leading managing general underwriting agency (“MGU”) and program administrator for specialty insurance programs, has donated $100,000 to Independence Mission Schools (“IMS”), a network of independently financed Catholic schools throughout the Philadelphia region. NSM’s contribution will help IMS supply computers, resources and tuition assistance to children and families. These resources will allow children to continue their education remotely while educational institutions are closed due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Geof McKernan, Chief Executive Officer of NSM, stated, “It is important to give back. Due to the closure of schools nationwide, not all children and students have access to computers and the ability to keep learning. We wanted to make sure no child is left behind and can continue their education during this time. Our partnership with IMS rings true to our continued message of giving back and helping those less fortunate.”
Michelle Brown, Chief Development Officer of IMS, stated, “There are not enough words to express our gratitude for the generosity of NSM in supporting our students and families in this way. During this time of uncertainty for so many, being able to provide stability through distance learning with the use of Chromebooks means so much to our students. Support from wonderful partners like NSM we will help us do everything possible to continue serving those who rely on and trust in us.”
NSM and IMS were brought together by Families Behind the Badge who also donated $100,000. They all share mutual interest in supporting early education for the local community. Both organizations plan to continue this partnership in order to help maintain affordable and rigorous academic education for underserved communities in the Philadelphia region.
About Independence Mission Schools
Founded in 2013, Independence Mission Schools (IMS) is a network of Catholic schools that are independently financed, operated and positioned for growth. IMS challenges the status quo by providing students and families of all backgrounds and religions with an affordable and rigorous academic education with Catholic values.
IMS is known for developing the entire child intellectually, spiritually and emotionally. Academic preparedness, through high-quality teaching and curriculum and moral character growth, readies our students to succeed and serve the world.
Through the support of powerful partnerships with individuals, businesses, other non-profits and educational leaders, IMS is able to provide a data-driven education focused on reading and mathematics proficiency to nearly 5,000 children in underserved neighborhoods throughout the Philadelphia region. For more information, please visit independencemissionschools.org.
About NSM Insurance Group
For 30 years, NSM has been a leader in the development, implementation, underwriting, distribution and marketing of industry-specific insurance programs. NSM has established programs in the UK, including Vantage Insurance Programs, Classic Insurance, Maybury James, First Underwriting Limited and Fresh. The company’s US-based insurance programs include coastal condominium; collector cars; specialty transportation; pet insurance; sports and fitness; social services and behavioral health; professional liability for architects and engineers; staffing; workers’ compensation; and E&S binding authority. NSM is a subsidiary of White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. (NYSE:WTM) and is actively seeking to acquire additional program managers and niche insurance businesses. For more information, contact Geof McKernan or Bill McKernan at 610-808-9600