The Porter County Community Foundation and Visiting Nurse Association Receive Donation from Nationwide® Private Client and MacLennan & Bain Insurance

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Porter County Community Foundation and Visiting Nurse Association
have each received a $5,000 Partners in Giving donation from Nationwide®
Private Client in honor of MacLennan & Bain Insurance. The money will
help fund the Center for Community Philanthropy, and support services
for senior citizens.

Private Client is Nationwide’s personal lines carrier focused on the
affluent market. Its appointed independent agents are offered an
opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others with charitable
donations in their local communities through the Partners in Giving

“People care deeply about organizations with a social mission. They are
more likely to support businesses that share their commitment to making
a difference,” says Molly Rondeau, distribution, sales, and marketing
executive, Nationwide Private Client. “Partners in Giving enables
Private Client agents to direct donations to one of the charitable
organizations we support, with an emphasis on strengthening our
communities and improving people’s lives.”

“We are honored to participate in the Partners in Giving program, as our
company has a long tradition of supporting local charities,” says Ross
MacLennan, principal, MacLennan & Bain Insurance. “We selected the
Porter County Community Foundation and the Visiting Nurse Association
because we appreciate the work they do for our community.”

“This donation will help fund the renovation of a former medical center
into the Center for Community Philanthropy, which will include a
nonprofit conference center and permanent home for the Foundation,” said
Bill Higbie, vice president, Porter County Community Foundation. “Our
success and impact would not be possible without the generosity of
donors, large and small, who are willing to invest in our collective

“The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) is grateful to have been chosen to
receive this wonderful gift from Nationwide Private Client and MacLennan
& Bain Insurance. Thanks to their generosity, the VNA will be able to
continue to provide compassionate care to those who need it most,” said
Maria Galka, director of development, VNA.

To date, $141,456 has been donated in Arizona, California, Georgia,
Indiana, Illinois, Texas, and Washington through the Private Client
Partners in Giving program. Nationwide Private Client has committed an
additional $385,000 in Partners in Giving charitable donations for
distribution throughout 2015 and 2016.

About MacLennan & Bain Insurance

Since 1908, MacLennan & Bain Insurance has offered a wide range of
insurance and risk management knowledge including business, personal,
and employee benefits. They also support the risk management needs of
professionals including hospitals, physicians, attorneys, accountants,
and consultants.

About Porter County Community Foundation

The Porter County Community Foundation inspires giving and engages the
community to improve lives in Porter County. Annually, the Foundation
awards nearly $2 million in scholarships to local students and grants to
nonprofit organizations.

About Visiting Nurse Association

The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) is a patient-focused provider of
aging, palliative, hospice, and grief support services in Northwest
Indiana. VNA’s services provide comfort, peace of mind, and superior
care to families working through some of life’s greatest challenges.
Services include meals on wheels, palliative and hospice care, and the
VNA Phoenix Center, providing grief support for children and their

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Heather Samee, 480-365-5354