National Volunteer Appreciation Week is April 12-18. We’d like to take this opportunity – on the blog, with social media, in person and at our facilities – to thank the volunteers that help us serve our neighbors in need.

To kick off the week on the blog, we thought there would be no better way than to highlight our supporters at National Life Group – and their challenge to other companies to give their time!

National Life’s top executives spent the morning of Friday, April 3rd volunteering at the Vermont Foodbank to demonstrate their commitment to the company’s corporate values and to the goals of the Foodbank. They packed and sorted food that will be distributed to senior centers, local food shelves and other hunger-relief agencies.

“We believe passionately in our values to Do good. Be good. Make good,” said National Life Group President and CEO Mehran Assadi. “Volunteering in the community, just like hundreds of our employees do throughout the year, is just one more way of giving back.”

National Life gives its employees 40 hours per year of paid time to volunteer at local nonprofits. The company also has a decades-long relationship with the Foodbank.

Employees regularly volunteer to help pack food and the National Life Group Foundation supports the Foodbank’s BackPack Program, which ensures that families in need get nutritious food over the weekend when there is no access to free or reduced-price school lunches. And National Life Group is also the presenting sponsor of the Harpoon Point to Point bicycle ride, which last year raised more than $188,000 for the Foodbank.

Assadi encouraged other executives around the region to set similar examples by volunteering at area nonprofits.

“As leaders in the business community, we should demonstrate the importance of helping out when and where we can,” he said.


About National Life Group

The companies of National Life Group offer a broad range of financial products, including life insurance, annuities, and investments, and financial solutions in the form of estate, business succession and retirement planning strategies. They are a leading provider of 403(b) and 457(b) tax-deferred retirement plans, primarily in the K-12 school marketplace.