For Immediate Release
Mark Goldberg, 719.532.8436

Deadline Looms for California Casualty's $2,500 Academic Award


San Mateo, CA, September 8, 2014 … School has just begun across America bringing excitement to the classroom, new projects and unfortunately, many educators with an empty wallet. California Casualty is ready to help with the $2,500 Academic Award; the deadline to enter is September 19.

The California Casualty Academic Award was created to help defray costs that educators pay for classroom and other instructional materials. A recent survey found 99 percent of teachers spend their own money on supplies and classroom projects, with each averaging $500.

What could you do with $2,500? Hurry, the deadline to enter for the next Academic Award is September 19, at

Previous winners include:

  • Holly, kindergarten teacher from Holland, Ohio
  • Michelle, fifth grade teacher from Redwood City, California
  • Elaine, high school teacher from Atwater, California

"California Casualty has a 63 year relationship with educators and we understand the important task they do educating our children," said California Casualty Vice President Mike McCormick. "We want to say thank you and make their job a little easier."

Whether it's for a new Smart Board learning system, electronic tablets or traditional supplies of snacks, pencils and paper, let California Casualty pick up the tab. September 19 is the last day to enter for the next $2,500 California Casualty Academic Award at The winner will be announced mid-September. Eligibility requires membership in the AEA, CTA, NEA (National Education Association), or referred by a current member of the state NEA affiliate or one of our other participating educator associations including: ACSA, CASE, COSA, KASA, NASA, UAESP or UASSP. Complete rules and information can be found at

Headquartered in San Mateo, CA, with Service Centers in Arizona, Colorado and Kansas, California Casualty provides auto and home insurance to educators, firefighters, law enforcement and nurses across the country – American heroes who enhance their communities. Celebrating 100 years of service, California Casualty has been led by four generations of the Brown family. To learn more about California Casualty, or to request an auto insurance quote, please visit or call 1.800.800.9410.

California Casualty's Academic Award