West Bend Mutual


West Bend Mutual

The West Bend Way is to serve and support the communities the employees live and work in.

Their story

“Each and every year the company awards grants to local non-profit organizations that exceed $1 million. The officer team at West Bend Mutual models how to get involved in supporting our communities by participating in leadership roles in over 75 community and state organizations… The response and willingness of our employees to support our program by giving of their time, talent or dollars is impressive… Our officers and employees who are engaged in the program know that West Bend Mutual will support the non-profit organizations or community programs or events they are assisting…. For example, we sponsor numerous employees teams for the various non-profit runs, walks, and bike rides.”

Their advice

“…Recognize that a community support program needs to be part of the fabric of the company. It needs to be part of what makes your company special and different. Success also is the result of active engagement and participation by the company’s management team. They need to be role models and lead by example. Finally, the motive for a corporate philanthropy and community support program needs to be a strong desire to improve the quality of life for all who live and work in your community. We prefer very little recognition at West Bend Mutual for our efforts and instead take great satisfaction in watching our communities prosper.”