For Immediate Release
Mark Goldberg, 719.532.8436

Deadline Nears for Next $2,500 Academic Award from California Casualty


San Mateo, CA, November 13, 2017 – A lucky educator will be starting off the New Year with a $2,500 Academic Award from California Casualty. The deadline to enter for the next drawing is December 1, 2017, at

The $2,500 Academic Award was created in 2012 to give public K-12 teachers, who often spend $500 to $1,000 of their own funds each year, a financial break buying necessities for students and learning projects. This will be the 15th Academic Award given since the program began.

The most recent recipient was Missouri kindergarten teacher Lexi C., who used the money to purchase interactive tablets to supplement reading activities. She was excited to help students fall in love with learning, and experience technology and books that might not be available at home.

Washington 4th grade teacher Janet S., another recent recipient, was able to buy new social studies textbooks for her classes.

Illinois special education teacher Sharon H. set up an interactive listening center with the award she received in January.

“Working with educators for 66 years, we’ve heard over and over how much they spend preparing their classrooms and helping students,” said California Casualty Sr. Vice President Mike McCormick. “This award is one of the many ways we show support and give thanks for what they do.”

California Casualty is ready to pick up the cost for classroom supplies and materials. The deadline for teachers, administrators and classified employees hoping to win the next $2,500 Academic Award for their school is Friday, December 1, with a winner announced in after the New Year. Enter at

Eligibility requires membership in the AEA, CTA, NEA (National Education Association), or referral 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.

Headquartered in San Mateo, California, 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. Founded in 1914, 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 Flyer