For Immediate Release
Mark Goldberg, 719.532.8436

Educators can be Thankful with California Casualty's $2,500 Academic Award


San Mateo, CA, November 25, 2016 … The joy of the season will be amplified for a lucky educator who receives the next $2,500 Academic Award from California Casualty.

The winner will be able to devote their money for holiday presents and goodies as California Casualty picks up the tab for classroom supplies in the New Year. The deadline to enter the final drawing of the year is December 2 at

The $2,500 Academic Award was created in 2012 to give K-12 teachers, who often spend $500 to $1,000 of their own funds each year, a financial break buying schoolroom necessities.

California science teacher Eduardo N., who received the most recent award, is using it to buy much needed chemistry burners, probes and test tubes for his high school classes.

New Jersey's Tony M. is keeping students in shape with the exercise and workout equipment he was able to purchase for physical education classes at the middle school where he teaches.

Other past winners include:

  • Tara B., 2nd grade teacher in California
  • Jennifer C., 1st grade teacher in Oregon
  • Marina S., talented and gifted support instructor in Pennsylvania
  • Holly T., kindergarten teacher in Ohio
  • Michelle R., 5th grade teacher in California
  • Karen H., 3rd grade teacher in Nevada
  • Elaine T., high school teacher in California

"We appreciate the hard work involved in educating children," said California Casualty Sr. Vice President Mike McCormick. "This award, which supports instructors and school staffs in preparing future generations, defines our 65 year commitment to educators."

Entries for the next Academic Award from California Casualty must be received by December 2, 2016. The easy application and complete rules can be found at The winner will be announced in January 2017.

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. With more than 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 Flyer