Albany Allstate Branches Donate $17,000 For Ronald McDonald House

From the Allstate Foundation: 17 Allstate agency owners and financial specialists from the Albany area recently came together to secure a $17,000 Allstate Foundation Helping Hands® grant to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region. The grant will support the nonprofit organization’s mission to provide a place for families to stay and home-cooked meals while their children are treated at nearby hospitals.

The agency owners and/or financial specialists each earned $1,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region by teaming up to help clean, paint, prepare dinner and other tasks in support of the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Albany. Ronald McDonald House Charities will use the $17,000 grant to further its work in the community.

The participating Allstate agency owners and financial specialists are among thousands of agency owners and financial specialists around the country working to strengthen communities by volunteering their time to support the causes they care about most.

“As small business owners and community leaders, Allstate agency owners and financial specialists see firsthand the opportunities and challenges facing the communities they serve,” said Ballston Lake Agency Owner John Lofrumento, who served as the project leader. “Giving back is core to who we are, which is why we’re proud to volunteer and raise funds to improve the lives of families in need in Albany.”

Participating Allstate agency owners and financial specialists include:

· John Lofrumento, Ballston Lake

· Tim Berryhill, Hudson

· Ed Brys, Schenectady

· Lisa Chenette, East Greenbush

· Mike Criscione, Saratoga Springs

· Kevin Crosby, Queensbury

· John Deutsch, Queensbury

· Sal Graziano, Albany

· Gary Hearst, Rensselaer

· John Heiden, Burnt Hills

· Jules Ianniello, Delmar

· Jared Lozier, Ballston Lake

· Jemain Schultz, Troy

· Kirk Sinkins, Albany

· Tony Skrabalak, Latham

· Bill Treacy, Latham

· Eric Woods, Delmar

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region is one of thousands of organizations this year to receive Allstate Foundation Helping Hands grants secured by agency owners and financial specialists on behalf of the nonprofits where they volunteer. The grants support organizations addressing domestic violence, youth empowerment, disaster preparedness, hunger and other causes.

The Allstate Foundation Helping Hands grants are one example of The Allstate Foundation’s legacy of service and giving for communities and nonprofits across the U.S.:

· Since The Allstate Foundation was founded in 1952, it has contributed over $400 million to support community nonprofits.

· In 2016, The Allstate Foundation contributed more than $25 million to communities across the U.S.

About The Allstate Foundation

Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL). Through partnerships with nonprofit organizations across the country, The Allstate Foundation brings the relationships, reputation and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people’s well-being and prosperity. With a focus on building financial independence for domestic violence survivors, empowering youth and celebrating the charitable community involvement of Allstate agency owners and employees, The Allstate Foundation works to bring out the good in people’s lives. For more information, visit

Photo courtesy of the Allstate Foundation

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Originally published Oct 13, 2017.

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