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Barney & Barney Foundation 2018: A Year of Giving Back

Posted by Lauren Brown, Communications & Events Specialist on October 18, 2018 at 11:54 AM
Barney & Barney Foundation 2018: A Year of Giving Back Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA) is committed to giving back to the community. We’re proud to recognize another year of giving through the work of the Barney & Barney Foundation. Named after our region’s legacy company, the foundation provides grants to deserving local California non-profits seeking to improve and change lives in their communities. Since its inception in 2009, the foundation has awarded nearly $3 million to over 200 nonprofits.
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Rock the Foundation: All Hands on Deck

Posted by Sara Bergmark, Communications Event Coordinator on September 24, 2018 at 2:04 PM
Rock the Foundation: All Hands on Deck

It’s all hands on deck at this year’s 9th annual Rock the Foundation (RTF)  benefit concert at the Del Mar fairgrounds! Get ready for a nautical night as we honor five San Diego non-profits: Casa De Amparo , Emilio Nares Foundation, The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, Rob Machado Foundation , and Support the Enlisted Project .   

MMA loves to give back to the community, and we are so glad we have the support of our colleagues, business partners, clients, family, and friends to help us do just that. Never been to RTF or just want to know what’s in store this year?

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Marsh & McLennan Agency Colleagues Give Back: 2018 Grant Recipient Volunteer Events

Posted by Lauren Brown, Communications & Events Specialist on September 10, 2018 at 10:30 AM
Marsh & McLennan Agency Colleagues Give Back: 2018 Grant Recipient Volunteer Events

Each year, the Barney & Barney Foundation raises funds for local nonprofits through three signature events: Rock the Foundation, Orange County Golf Classic, and Bay Area Golf Classic. This year, colleagues participated in volunteer opportunities with Rob Machado Foundation and Casa de Amparo in San Diego, Orangewood Foundation and Ronald McDonald House in Orange County, and Shelter Inc. in the Bay Area, and gained a greater understanding of how to better serve the communities around us.

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MMA is on the Move!

Posted by Jenna Hering on August 31, 2018 at 12:43 PM
MMA is on the Move!

Marsh & McLennan Agency’s Los Angeles office is relocating to downtown Los Angeles, beginning September 10th, 2018.

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Leveraging Partnerships: Celebrating the Bay Area CFO of the Year and Larkin Street Youth Services

Posted by Adam Moise, Principal on June 6, 2018 at 9:15 AM
Leveraging Partnerships: Celebrating the Bay Area CFO of the Year and Larkin Street Youth Services

On June 7, 2018 I have the privilege of representing Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA) in sponsoring the Bay Area CFO of the Year Awards presented by the San Francisco Business Times and Larkin Street Youth Services. As a Board member of Larkin Street, I am proud to support this nonprofit’s ground-breaking work, while honoring world-class CFOs leading their organizations.

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Orange County Office Welcomes Michelle Wulfestieg as GROW Keynote Speaker

Posted by Claudette Renault, Digital Media Specialist on May 30, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Orange County Office Welcomes Michelle Wulfestieg as GROW Keynote Speaker

On May 3, we welcomed Michelle Wulfestieg as our speaker for the second annual Orange County GROW* keynote. As a two-time stroke survivor, hospice advocate, motivational speaker, and award-winning author, Michelle shared her story of perseverance, hope, and the power of living your deeper purpose.

Diagnosed with a rare vascular brain lesion and given a short life expectancy, Michelle vowed to live her best life during the time she had. At a young age, she discovered that she wanted to help others in need, as she believes “everyone has a purpose to serve in some capacity.” Devoted to finding her true passion, Michelle explored volunteering with many different organizations, ultimately finding herself drawn to hospice. 

After suffering a second stroke, Michelle spent eight days in a deep coma. However, after Michelle finally woke, she was free of the lesion. Determined to be able to help her hospice patients once again, she spent years recovering – learning to read, write, walk, and talk again. “It all happens for a reason and there is hope at the end of the day,” Michelle said.

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AmyK Hutchens Ignites Brilliance at the San Diego Annual GROW Keynote

Posted by Madalyn Altschuler, Regional Manager, Client Programs on April 16, 2018 at 10:00 AM
AmyK Hutchens Ignites Brilliance at the San Diego Annual GROW Keynote

Thought-provoking, lively, engaging and hilarious. Those are just a few words to describe our San Diego Annual GROW Keynote Speaker, AmyK Hutchens. On Wednesday, April 11, AmyK ignited brilliance in our San Diego colleagues, clients and business partners at what continues to be a jam-packed event year after year. GROW, which stands for Growth in Relationships and Opportunities for Women, hosts the annual keynote to bring the community together for an hour filled with inspiration, development, and usually some laughs, and AmyK didn’t disappoint one bit!

AmyK is a former executive of a billion dollar global organization and was awarded the Vistage UK International Speaker of the Year. She has influenced thousands of executives across the globe with her keen insight and intuitive understanding of the issues leaders face. At the keynote, she spoke to real-world challenges and solutions in both personal and professional situations that the multi-generational room of participants could relate to. Audience members ranged from those just getting started in their career to C-suite players, and AmyK had something for everyone.

Through the course of her presentation, AmyK encouraged guests to think about our own challenges as she walked through a series of questions, takeaways and tools. She started out by really encouraging all of us to slow down and realize that leadership is happening “one… conversation… at… a…time”. As leaders, we are responsible for the critical thinking in each conversation and we may need to increase our critical thinking if we want to drive a better outcome. Further into the seminar, she discussed organizational values and the importance of defining the behaviors behind each value, and leading by modeling those behaviors.

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Topics: GROW, Leadership, Inside MMA, Culture

Happy Holidays from MMA!

Posted by Paul Hering, CEO, MMA West Region on December 18, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Happy Holidays from MMA!
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Foundation Season Closes by Granting $260,000 to Nine Nonprofits

Posted by Claudette Renault, Digital Media Specialist on December 11, 2017 at 1:00 PM
Foundation Season Closes by Granting $260,000 to Nine Nonprofits

Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA) is committed to giving back to the community and we fulfill this commitment though the work of the Barney & Barney Foundation. Since 2009, the foundation has awarded more than $2.8 million to over 80 nonprofits.

Each year, the Barney & Barney Foundation holds three events in order to raise awareness and provide grants to local nonprofits. In total, the Barney & Barney Foundation awarded $260,000 in grants to nine nonprofits in California this year.

Rock the Foundation Benefit Concert

On September 29, 2017, MMA hosted the 8th Annual Rock the Foundation benefit concert featuring cover band Liquid Blue. Attendees also enjoyed great food, drinks, a fun green screen photo booth and much more at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Home Start and Alzheimer’s San Diego each received $35,000 and Foundation of the Children of the Californias and Access Youth Academy both received $20,000 to further their mission. 

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Marsh & McLennan Agency Colleagues Give Back: 2017 Grant Recipient Volunteer Events

Posted by Sara Bergmark, Communications Event Coordinator on November 13, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Marsh & McLennan Agency Colleagues Give Back: 2017 Grant Recipient Volunteer Events

Each fall, Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA) kicks off a season of giving through the Barney & Barney Foundation. The foundation awards grants to local non-profits, raising funds through the annual Rock the Foundation rock concert and golf tournaments in Orange County and the Bay Area. In addition to donating their time and resources at these events, our colleagues enjoy getting to know the grant recipients and the work they do by spending time volunteering. This year colleagues took advantage of volunteer opportunities at Home Start in San Diego, George Mark Children’s House in the Bay Area, and Laura’s House in Orange County.

Here’s a recap:

At Home Start

Home Start is dedicated to effectively preventing and treating child abuse. The team at Home Start provides a variety of services in the community to help eliminate the causes of abuse.  From their Maternity Shelter Program to parenting classes to child development specialists and so much more, children and their families depend on Home Start.  Key to their success is a focus on a variety of self-sufficiency programs which allow their clients to develop the skills needed to thrive.

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