In 2020, PLM celebrated 125 years in business, and with this celebration came a renewed dedication to charitable giving and volunteerism in the Greater Philadelphia community. One of our most cherished community relationships is with Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School, a college preparatory, Catholic high school for students of all faiths.
For several years, PLM has worked directly with Cristo Rey Philadelphia and their students. As part of the school’s work-study program, PLM hosts student interns, providing them with practical work experience, real-world skills and an introduction to insurance and the wood niche. Most recently, at our 125th anniversary dinner in February, their Choral Program performed for employees. Their performance was the highlight of the evening.
During that dinner, we pledged a $12,500 donation to Cristo Rey Philadelphia to support the development of their choir. When our reinsurance broker partner Guy Carpenter offered to donate $20,000 to the charity of our choosing in honor of our anniversary, we increased our initial donation to $20,000. All told, we were able to donate $40,000 to the Cristo Rey Choir. We are proud to support these incredible students as they cultivate their creative talents outside the classroom.
With our donation, Cristo Rey Philadelphia’s choir recorded their first Christmas album. As we all enjoy a socially distanced holiday season, the album is designed to keep families and friends connected through music. To learn more and listen to some of the songs, please visit https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/65059282/cristo-rey-christmas-2020-by-the-cristo-rey-philadelphia-choir.
For more than 125 years, PLM has been an active member of the Greater Philadelphia community. We are proud to support the community through charitable giving and volunteerism and we look forward to continuing our efforts.