PLM Thanks the Generous Supporters of The Philadelphia Fire Department Foundation and the Independence Gala


PLM proudly presented a check for $44,000 to the Philadelphia Fire Department Foundation at the Insurance Society of Philadelphia Independence Gala, held at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia on November 14, 2018.

Thanks to the generosity of our employees, insureds, business partners and community members, PLM raised more than $44,820 to help the foundation promote fire safety and distribute smoke detectors to Philadelphia communities in need. We also presented the foundation with 300 smoke detectors, which were displayed on the stage. In total, the text-to-pledge campaign raised $75,000. Proceeds from this year’s gala will provide $100,000 in scholarship funds to aspiring insurance students next year.

Independence Gala Sponsors & Supporters

Event Sponsor

Diamond Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors
  • 2B Claim Services/ Mark Adjustment Service
  • AmWINS Group, Inc.
  • Arch Reinsurance Company
  • JP Morgan Securities
  • Keith D. Peterson & Company, Inc.
  • Lewis Brisbois Law Firm
  • Lumber Insurances Services
  • Member Insurance Agency
  • Munich Reinsurance America
  • Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP
  • Travelers Boiler RE
  • Walters, Balido & Crain, LLP
  • Wellington Management

Text to Pledge Sponsors

Program Sponsor

  • Advent Capital Management, LLC
  • Assured Partners, Inc.
  • Beckerle Lumber Supply Co., Inc.
  • Cook Maran & Associates
  • Eastern Insurance Group, LLC
  • Fireman’s Hall Museum
  • Galloway Johnson Tompkins Burr & Smith
  • Garrison, Yount, Forte & Mulcahy, LLC
  • Griffin Financial Group
  • Griffith Foundation
  • Honig Conte Porrino Insurance Agency, Inc.
  • Huggins Actuarial Services, Inc.
  • Hurvitz & Waldman, LLC
  • Instec-Corp
  • Insurity
  • Jim C. Hamer Co.
  • Kenneth Bieber Inc
  • Kistler Tiffany Benefits
  • Murray White Insurance Agency, Inc.
  • Nash Connors, P.C.
  • NJM Insurance Group
  • Novarica
  • Paul I Sheaffer Insurance Agency
  • Pennsylvania Association of Mutual Insurance
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • PLM Board of Directors
  • Sapiens
  • Spartan Recoveries LLC
  • The Institutes
  • Tuscarora Wayne Insurance Company
  • Vernis & Bowling
  • Vertibrands Marketing /Kimball-Hughes Public Relations
  • Western Hardwood Association
  • White and Williams, LLP
  • Woodhaven Lumber & Millwork
  • Billet Hillsley LLC
  • Cobbs, Allen & Hall of Louisiana Inc
  • Harford Mutual Insurance Company
  • Jacobson & Schwartz, LLP
  • Lititz Mutual Ins Co
  • Miranda Sambursky Slone Sklarin Verveniotis LLP
  • Pillinger Miller Tarallo
  • PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
  • Schenck Price Smith & King, LLP
  • SCOR Reinsurance Company

Smoke Detector Campaign Supporters

  • All County Block & Supply Corp
  • Allied Building Stores/ Cobbs, Allen, & Hall
  • Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers Inc.
  • Austin Morris Associates, Inc.
  • AXIS Reinsurance Company
  • Baker Tilly
  • Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners
  • Beach Investment Counsel, Inc.
  • Big L Corporation, Inc.
  • Bill Hanks Lumber Co.
  • Billet Hillsley LLC
  • Brentwood Services
  • Building Material Suppliers Association
  • Burke’s Home Center
  • Butt Thornton & Baehr, PC
  • Cally Fromme
  • Carbone & Molloy Inc.
  • Charles F. Shiels & Co.
  • Cindi Graat
  • Cook Maran
  • Craig Myers
  • CSC Insurance Options
  • Curley Adjustment Bureau, Inc.
  • Daddy-O Productions, Inc.
  • David G. Flatt Furniture Ltd.
  • David McClung
  • Dykes Lumber Co.
  • East Coast Comfort Inc.
  • Eileen M. Sleutaris
  • EisnerAmper
  • Erstad & Riemer, P.A.
  • Florida Building Material Association
  • Florence Corp
  • Foley and Mansfield
  • Forcey Lumber Co. Inc.
  • Freeman, Goldis & Cash PA
  • Garrison,Yount,Forte & Mulcahy, L.L.C.
  • GBMB Insurance Agency, LLC
  • GenRe
  • Glockner Insurance
  • GPS Hardwoods LLC
  • Gulf Coast Building Products, Inc.
  • Gulfside Supply, Inc. dba Gulfeagle Supply
  • Hardwood Manufacturers Association
  • Harford Mutual Insurance Company
  • Hellyer Lewis, Inc
  • Henry Gibbel
  • Howard Kohn Sprague & FitzGerald, LLP
  • Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association
  • JDW Company
  • John MacDonald
  • John T. Parker Claims Service Houston Inc.
  • Jrdisplays
  • Kathleen Dalton
  • Kathryn Smith
  • Keith D. Peterson
  • Kentucky Building Materials Association
  • Keiver-Willard Lumber Corporation
  • Kling Bros. Insurance LLC
  • LBM Advantage
  • Lee Roy Jordan Lumber Company
  • Lindsey DiGangi
  • Loss Control First
  • Lumbermens Merchandising Corporation
  • Markel Insurance Company
  • McCollum Crowley
  • McGriff Insurance Services Inc.
  • Merry, Farnen and Ryan
  • Michael Moran
  • Mid-State Lumber Corp.
  • Miranda Sambursky Slone Sklarin Verveniotis LLP
  • Missouri-Pacific Lumber Co., Inc.
  • Niece Lumber
  • Northeast Millwork Corp.
  • Northeastern Retail Lumber Association
  • Optima SIU
  • Paul I. Sheaffer Insurance Agency
  • Randy Skopecek
  • Raynor Law Firm, PLLC
  • Regions Bank
  • Reliable Insurance
  • Resnick & Louis
  • Robert Hoffman Insurance
  • Ron Gallagher
  • Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
  • Service Wholesale
  • Shruti Sem
  • Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association
  • Spartan Recoveries LLC
  • Staples
  • Steve Doneson
  • Stokes, Williams, Sharp, Cope & Mann
  • Susan Cho
  • The Hicks Family
  • The Horton Group
  • The Insurance Guys
  • The Marazzo Family
  • The Firko Family
  • The Ventiere Family
  • Travelers BoilerRe
  • Trinity Woodworking Inc.
  • Valen Analytics
  • Veronika Buck
  • Vertibrands
  • W. J. Cox Associates, Inc.
  • Webb Sanders & Williams
  • Wellspring Capital Advisors, LLC
  • West Coast Lumber & Building Material Association
  • Western Building Material Association
  • Wm G Moore & Son Inc of Delaware
  • Wood Component Manufacturers Association
  • Wood Products Manufacturers Association
  • Yandle Building Materials, LLC
  • Zimmer Kunz

Watch AM Best’s Video of the Independence Gala

Watch PHL17's Coverage of the Independence Gala

Watch the Distinguished Leadership Award Tribute to John Smith

It’s Not Too Late to Donate to the Smoke Detector Fundraiser

The Impact of Giving

A week before last year’s campaign, we learned of a house fire in which everyone in the home escaped uninjured because of the alarms installed through this program. Your donation will go a long way in helping to equip all homes in Philadelphia with functioning smoke detectors so that stories like this will be the rule, rather than the exception.

Join us

As business owners, we all recognize and embrace the responsibility we have to our employees and to our communities and we do everything we can in our power to keep them safe. We hope that you will join us in making a donation toward the purchase of Smoke Detectors to protect the citizens of Philadelphia.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Carla Corrado at 215-825-9286 or at

I Want to Save Lives!

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Please note: there will be no collection of funds at this time; the Philadelphia Fire Department Foundation will contact you regarding payment instructions.

Philadelphia Fire Department Foundation
240 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia PA 19123
P: 215-339-7061