Smith Lanier & Co. wins Safeco Insurance®All-In Make More Happen Award, $3,000 donation to benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

October 2014 - J. Smith Lanier & Co. has earned the All-In Make More Happen Award from Safeco Insurance®for its commitment to encouraging all employees to get involved in the community. In honor of J. Smith Lanier & Co's award and volunteerism, the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation will receive a $3,000 donation from Safeco on behalf of J. Smith Lanier & Co.

Safeco® All-In Make More Happen Awards are designed to recognize independent insurance agencies that take an “all-in” approach to volunteering. Winners have a high level of employee participation in volunteer activities for 501(c)(3) organizations that focus on education, health and safety, or civic engagement.

Safeco selected 14 agencies countrywide for an All-In Make More Happen Award and as a result, $42,000 will be delivered to charities just in time for the holiday season — a period of increased need for many nonprofits.

To view the All-In Make More Happen Award recipients and the nonprofits they support, visit

About Safeco Insurance

In business since 1923 and based in Boston, Mass., Safeco Insurance sells personal automobile, homeowners and specialty products through a network of more than 10,000 independent insurance agencies throughout the United States. Safeco is a Liberty Mutual Insurance company. Boston-based Liberty Mutual Insurance is a diversified insurer and the third largest property and casualty insurer in the U.S. based on 2013 direct premiums written as reported by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Liberty Mutual Insurance also ranks 76th on the Fortune 100 list of largest U.S. corporations, based on 2013 revenue. For more information about Safeco Insurance, go to

About Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation is the world's largest nonprofit funder of childhood brain tumor research. They serve the more than 28,000 children in the United States who are living with the diagnosis of a brain tumor. Their programs include free educational information about brain tumors, college scholarships, Ride for Kids motorcycle charity events and Starry Night walk/runs.

J. Smith Lanier & Co., headquartered in West Point, Georgia, is an employee-owned company that was founded in 1868 and has become one of the largest privately owned insurance brokers in the United States. Since 1868, the company has grown from a three-employee local agency to a major regional firm employing over 500 employees in eight divisions and 18 branch offices. J. Smith Lanier & Co. offers commercial and personal lines insurance, employee benefits, surety, and risk control.