For Immediate Release
Mark Goldberg 719.532.8436

Giving Back—Part of California Casualty’s DNA


San Mateo, CA, December 27, 2018 – 2019 marks California Casualty’s 105th year in business. The company was founded on strong partnerships and giving back in meaningful ways. Looking back on 2018, California Casualty provided a total of $680,950 to the professions it serves: educators, peace officers, firefighters/EMTs and nurses.

The funds were given through a variety of awards, sponsorships, grants and programs that directly benefitted affinity groups and members across the nation. Many gifts helped California fire victims, aided first responder and law enforcement families, and recognized school and educator achievement. Some of the highlights included:

  • $83,000 in Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grants, benefiting high school and middle school sports programs
  • $76,000 in California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence grants, in conjunction with the NEA Foundation
  • $39,500 to relief funds that assisted educators, law enforcement officers and firefighters whose homes or apartments suffered damage or were destroyed in California fires
  • $40,000 as part of a commitment to Impact Teen Drivers and the Create Real Impact program to end distracted teen driving
  • $21,600 Help Your Classroom grants to assist educators in funding classroom materials and projects
  • $25,000 in the “Wherever Your Journey Takes You…We’ll be There” sweepstakes, with the NEA and NEA affiliates, to promote having enough insurance coverage
  • $15,300 in Music and Arts Grants
  • $8,850 Work Hard/Play Hard first responder awards
  • $4,000 Nurse’s Night Out thank you grants

The giving was augmented by the hard work of California Casualty employees, who donated resources and hundreds of hours of personal time to group sponsored events, benefit fairs, association conventions and fundraisers. Staff at each of the company’s service centers also participated in activities to raise funds for youth sports programs, cancer research, the American Heart Association, food banks, school supplies, holiday giving programs and food and comfort for homeless pets.

“The American heroes we work with give so much to help others, even in times of adversity, and we feel an obligation to say thanks by giving back in meaningful ways that let them know how grateful we are for all they do,” said California Casualty CEO Beau Brown.

California Casualty encourages everyone to give to causes that help others.

Learn more about California Casualty and the many ways it helps the affinity groups it partners with at

Headquartered in San Mateo, California, with Service Centers in Arizona, Colorado and Kansas, California Casualty provides auto and home insurance to educators, law enforcement officers, firefighters 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.

CTA accepts a donation from California Casualty

CTA Controller Wei Pan accepting a fire disaster donation from California Casualty CEO Beau Brown