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Pinnacol Assurance Was a Force for Good in 2019

February 13, 2020
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Insurer embodies culture of caring year-round,including record-setting employee giving campaign, monthlong volunteering effort, and grantmaking and scholarship program

DENVER — Feb. 13, 2020 — Pinnacol Assurance, Colorado’s leading workers’ compensation insurance carrier, takes its corporate vision “to lead a revolution in caring for the people, businesses and communities of Colorado” very seriously. Pinnacol donates time,money and support through grants, sponsorships, employee volunteer and giving programs, and the Pinnacol Foundation’s scholarship program.

In 2019, Pinnacol gave $534,723 in grants to programs in employee health and safety, rehabilitative health, and economic vitality and workforce development. Pinnacol’s efforts were recognized when it was named one of the 50 most community-minded businesses in Colorado.

The Pinnacol Foundation awarded $474,890 in scholarships to 100 students across Colorado for the 2019-2020 academic year. The foundation provides scholarships each year to students whose parents have been seriously injured or killed in work-related accidents, regardless of insurance carrier.

Pinnacol employees support nonprofits through their annual monthlong volunteering program, called Pinnacol in Action (known as PiA) Days. Ninety employees dedicated more than 295 hours of their time in September and October. Employees organized four events, involving projects such as harvesting a community farm that benefits refugees, tidying up public parks in the Denver area, empowering school-age girls and setting up the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Throughout 2019, more than 67% of Pinnacol employees volunteered more than 4,737 hours of their time.  

Its employees also set records with their generosity in 2019. As part of an annual giving campaign that recently concluded, a record-setting 82.8% of Pinnacol employees donated to nonprofits, raising $161,882. Pinnacol matched contributions, for a total gift of $312,124.

Pinnacol’s employee giving campaign and PiA Days are both employee-led programs. Employees encourage each other to give, plan volunteer opportunities and celebrate their collective impact together.  

“Our caring mission and spirit of giving is part of the connective tissue that binds our employees together and makes working at Pinnacol a unique experience,” said Edie Sonn, Pinnacol’s vice president of communications and public affairs. “We’re proud to see our employees enriching themselves and their communities through their generosity.”

To learn more about Pinnacol’s support for Colorado communities, visit


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