Let’s Volunteer!

By Jill Maruca
Community Engagement Coordinator
CopperPoint Insurance Companies

As Community Engagement Coordinator for CopperPoint Insurance Companies, I’ve helped countless employees and executives find a charity partner to call home. If you’re ready to volunteer but don’t know where to start, try answering the following questions to determine your interests and availability. Soon, you’ll be ready to lend your time and talents to the nonprofit that’s just right for you. Continue reading

Making Strides for Type 1 Diabetes

Catherine’s son has battled Type 1 Diabetes since he was 5. They will be walking together at the JDRF One Walk on April 28.

By Catherine Garfinkel
Human Resources Director
CopperPoint Insurance Companies

My son was diagnosed with Type I diabetes (T1D) in kindergarten. In those early days, my job as his mother was to learn how to care for him and keep him alive. Counting carbs. Blood sugar tests. Middle of the night pricks. Multiple insulin injections. It was a daily grind that was both frightening and exhausting.

Type 1 diabetes, previously known as juvenile diabetes, is a relentless autoimmune disease that suddenly attacks the pancreas because the body does not produce enough insulin hormone to regulate blood sugar. It has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. Continue reading

How Home Makeovers are like Building a Learning & Development Department

By Anna Cale
Senior Learning Development Consultant
CopperPoint Insurance Companies

I’m a home improvement television junkie. It’s my go-to happy place, especially after a long day when I need to de-stress. I love watching all the home makeover shows and seeing the clever and inspired designs. Usually an entire house is completely made over, not just one or two rooms. Continue reading