The Chubb Charity Challenge unites our partners, clients, and colleagues in support of their local communities by teaming up with those in need. Harnessing a friendly spirit of competition, Chubb is proud and honored to help our participating teams give back to their charities of choice through the game of golf.
Each year our teams play on behalf of their favorite local charities and are passionate about giving their all for each one. We’re proud to continue this legacy, which has resulted in donations to over 6,000 charities in the past 20 years. See the incredible work these organizations are doing and why it matters.
The family was on a dream vacation to France, with father, mother, son and daughter. They rented an apartment in Paris, and one can only imagine the City of Lights sites they had in store – had not the accident taken place. Son Nathan went sleepwalking one night and stepped out of a window. He fell four stories into the courtyard below. There was no reason for him to survive the fall.
But he did. First, Nathan spent the next two weeks in the intensive care unit of a Paris children’s hospital. Then the family got him home to Connecticut where he could really mend. He spent another month in a full body cast. Always, recovery was a question mark. How much would he recover?
One year later, it’s as if there never was a doubt. Nathan is back to being a normal adolescent – school, friends, family and sports. And in his case, giving back.
His local Make-A-Wish chapter partners with “Lacrosse for Wishes”, an organization that offers a competitive summer lacrosse experience and enables athletes to raise money to bring hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions. So Nathan has taken it upon himself to raise money, pledging dollars for every goal he scored in his lacrosse season. And he’s a prolific scorer.
His father, Bob, works for insurance brokerage Lockton as a claims consultant in their Connecticut office, and as a show of support for the family, the Lockton team played for Make-A-Wish Connecticut in the local 2018 Chubb Charity Challenge. They played well, and will be going to the national finals this October for the chance to win more than $50,000
“Nathan’s story touched all of us, and we thought it would be a nice way to support Nathan’s effort,” said Tim Ryan, Chief Operating Officer for Lockton Northeast
Giving back is a very genuine and regular activity for Lockton. It’s a foundation of their firm.
“It’s a big part of our culture. We focus on our clients, our associates and our communities,” Tim said.
In the Northeast, they typically gravitate toward children’s charities, and in fact, their team has made it previously to the Chubb Charity Challenge finals two times representing another children’s charity, the American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders (APFED). When the Lockton team brought home a check from the Challenge, it delivered oversized impact. APFED was able to partner with Boston Children’s Hospital to fund specific research that may not have happened without that check.
For Make-A-Wish, let’s hope the Lockton team sinks as many birdies as Nathan scored goals.
Maurice Bussieres,Lussier Dale Parizeau
"I didn’t know about the Chubb Charity Challenge until 2011, but after playing for the first time, I was hooked. Since then, my team has come back each year — winning the national tournament in 2012 and finishing as runner-ups in 2014! While we haven’t achieved the same level of success since then, we keep playing because of the tournament’s purpose.
Centraide is a branch of United Way that is local to Quebec, helping more than 100 individual local charities across the province. The organization allocates donations to different groups that help alleviate poverty, support children and generally work for the betterment of the community. Our brokerage has 27 offices across the province, so our support of Centraide allows us to give back to all of Quebec. Many of our employees choose to support Centraide outside of the Chubb Charity Challenge as well—it is a great cause and one of which we are proud to be a part.
“My team has come back each year — winning the national tournament in 2012 and finishing as runner-ups in 2014! While we haven’t achieved the same level of success since then, we keep playing because of the tournament’s purpose.”
We have a better team heading to nationals this year than in previous years, so I hope we can win even more money for them this year! Regardless of our final standing in the tournament, it is always such a fun event to attend. I’m always very impressed with the tournament, and my colleagues and I look forward to participating each year.
We are always willing to support Chubb because of the way they support us. We appreciate the long-term commitment Chubb has made to facilitating donations for organizations that better Quebec. I know that as long as the tournament is here to stay, so are we.”
“The INSURICA team has been privileged to win five or six regional tournaments and move on to the national finals of the Chubb Charity Challenge golf tournament, and for most of those years, we’ve supported the Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children (OBHC). I guess you could say they’re our good luck charm!
Since the very first event, OBHC has shared in our excitement about the generosity of Chubb through this endeavor. With Chubb’s help, we’ve been able to give thousands of dollars to a very worthy cause, and we know that every dollar we can give goes a long way to furthering the great work that OBHC does.
“The positive impact a few individuals can have when we work together is truly astounding.”
The OBHC is the largest provider of private, not-for-profit, residential childcare in Oklahoma. They offer everything from prenatal care for expectant mothers to foster care for children who are unable to be with their families, all at no cost to the children or families. Our contributions through the Chubb Charity Challenge have allowed boys and girls who otherwise would not have stable homes and proper care to be given a home-like environment in which to grow and prepare for adulthood. In the years we have been able to participate in the national tournament, we’ve received handwritten thank you notes from kids and staff members at OBHC. They’ve been sincerely grateful, and it means so much to us to know how much our contributions are helping them.
I’ve told many other carrier partners that there is no event in the insurance industry that has the same impact as the Chubb Charity Challenge. The millions of dollars given and thousands of lives that have been positively impacted through this endeavor is mind-boggling! The Chubb Charity Challenge is an event we plan our summer around and one which we are extremely proud to be a part. The Chubb Charity Challenge sets the bar for how our industry can come together to pay it forward. The positive impact a few individuals can have when we work together is truly astounding.”
Gary Morris,Rampart Insurance Services
“I’ve been participating in the Chubb Charity Challenge since day one, and playing in the tournament is always an enjoyable way to give back. Plus, we’ve won our regional tournament twice, so we have bragging rights. However, what’s most important and what inspires me to get out there every year is the charity we chose and the relationship we have with Chubb.
We represent the Cohen Children's Medical Center because it is an organization that is very near and dear to my family’s heart. I’ve always known Cohen Children’s as a great organization that helps thousands of kids every year. But what really opened my eyes to the amazing services and people at Cohen Children’s was my cousin’s diagnosis of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma about 22 years ago when he was just 15 years old. My family tried to be there for him in whatever way we could, spending every day in the hospital for six to nine months, sleeping on the floor while we watched him struggle through chemotherapy. However, we couldn’t do it alone. It was the staff at Cohen Children’s that made a meaningful difference in his quality of life. Seeing how caring everyone at the hospital was — not just doctors and nurses, but even the cafeteria workers and laundry staff — showed us how special this place truly is for children suffering from life-threatening illnesses and their families.
“That’s what I love about the Chubb Charity Challenge: it brings people together in a fun and meaningful way.”
Whenever an opportunity arises to raise money and give back to Cohen Children’s, I take it. In 2012, I became the chairman of Cohen Children’s Circle, which is the fundraising arm of the hospital. I was motivated to get involved and stay involved to make sure that kids like my cousin can get this kind of special care that puts a smile on their faces every day, because every kid deserves at least that much. My aunt passed away about seven years ago, and we built a playroom at Cohen Children’s called Pam’s Playroom in her honor. We know how much it would have meant to her to give the kids a place to go that’s just a nice breath of fresh air. Helping Cohen Children’s does a lot more than just benefit the kids at the hospital; the community reach is outstanding.
That’s what I love about the Chubb Charity Challenge: it brings people together in a fun and meaningful way. It makes people feel good to know their time and money is going to organizations like Cohen Children’s, and Chubb is truly, genuinely happy to be involved. Through the tournament, Chubb partners with their agents to get involved in something that is important to each individual player. I think that’s what makes our relationship with Chubb so impactful.
I’m pleased to report that my cousin is doing well! In fact, he is now a producer working in my office. This is just further proof of the amazing work that Cohen Children’s does and all the more reason they deserve our support."
“We are very close with the Chubb office here in Pittsburgh, so of course we want to be involved in the Chubb Charity Challenge. We chose to represent a small charity called Kelsey’s CHRISTmas, which is very near and dear to our entire office, but especially to me.
My 18 year old daughter, Kristin, passed away from leukemia 10 years ago. That was a very hard time for my family. Her younger sister, Kelsey, created something meaningful out of this tragedy by starting Kelsey’s CHRISTmas. After seeing her sister’s journey, Kelsey made it her mission to start collecting small items to donate to the kids at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh — anything from toys to PJs to gift cards. She simply wanted to put a smile on their faces.
“There are always people in your local community who need help, and seeing the impact we can have on the local kids through Chubb Charity Challenge donations is nothing short of amazing.”
Over the years, the charity has expanded, and we now raise about $20,000 in donations annually for not only the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, but also Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia (where Kelsey is now a third year medical student), as well as Medical University of South Carolina Hospital (MUSC) l in Charleston, South Carolina. The most popular items are the tied fleece blankets which area students, volunteers and Aon colleagues make! It’s a great way for us to come together for our community, showing the kids and their families that someone is thinking about them. Kelsey’s CHRISTmas is growing every year and we are thrilled at the opportunity the Chubb Charity Challenge provides to help us continue to expand the program.
We really appreciate that Chubb is making an effort to give back to the local community in a sincere way. The charity gives smaller, but important, causes like Kelsey’s CHRISTmas an opportunity to help local residents in their community. You don’t have to be a huge, national organization to make a difference! There are always people in your local community who need help, and seeing the impact we can have on the local kids through Chubb Charity Challenge donations is nothing short of amazing. With the donation from the tournament, we’ve been able to provide more costly items to the hospitals, such as TVs and gaming systems, which the kids absolutely love. Our goal is to be able to expand into other communities and continue to improve the lives of more and more children, and the Chubb Charity Challenge is helping us do just that."
“We’ve participated in the Chubb Charity Challenge for the past 20 years. In fact, I have been to the finals twice and even won the top prize at the finals last year – what better way to raise money for a great cause and have fun at the same time with my colleagues!
Winning the national tournament was a goal I’d had for many years, and I was so proud to take home the top prize of $50,000 for our chosen charity, The V Foundation for Cancer Research. The V Foundation was founded by legendary basketball coach Jim Valvano with the goal to achieve victory over cancer. Since its start in 1993, the V Foundation has awarded over $170 million in cancer research grants nationwide and has grown to become one of the premier supporters of cutting-edge cancer research funds.
“Knowing that we’re all competing for some amazing causes builds a comradery amongst the teams that you don’t see anywhere else. Creating exposure for and giving back to these tremendous charitable organizations makes everyone a winner.”
Almost everyone is personally affected by cancer in some way, and I’ve admired Jim Valvano and the V Foundation’s dedication to finding a cure for many years. With the help of the money raised through the Chubb Charity Challenge, we’ve been able to make meaningful contributions to the V Foundation’s fight against cancer.
I play in a lot of golf tournaments, but the Chubb Charity Challenge is my favorite – my team and I look forward to it every year. No other tournament brings a community of people together in quite the same way that the Chubb Charity Challenge does. Knowing that we’re all competing for some amazing causes builds a comradery amongst the teams that you don’t see anywhere else. Creating exposure for and giving back to these tremendous charitable organizations makes everyone a winner.”
“I didn’t know about the Chubb Charity Challenge until 2011, but after playing for the first time, I was hooked. Since then, my team has come back each year — winning the national tournament in 2012 and finishing as runner-ups in 2014! While we haven’t achieved the same level of success since then, we keep playing because of the tournament’s purpose.
We’ve represented the Walker Area Community Foundation since the first year that we played. The foundation’s mission is to build a permanent endowment to support the charitable needs of our community and improve the quality of life for our residents. The foundation takes a holistic approach to achieving its mission, connecting leaders, ideas, partners, philanthropy, non-profits and generations with one another. Services cover an equally wide range of topics, including healthcare, education and career development. In a small county like Walker, we are very fortunate to have such a foundation, and you can clearly see the impact it has on our community, especially for those who need it most. When we help others, the entire community flourishes.
“When we help others, the entire community flourishes.”
The prize money we’ve won in the Chubb Charity Challenge has helped tremendously in expanding the foundation’s reach. Its existing “backpack program,” which provides non-perishable goods to grade school children to share with their families, for example, was able to expand its reach from 750 to 1,000 children per week as a result of the donation. No child deserves to be hungry, so to be able to help was absolutely amazing. We were also able to start a summer education program at the local YMCA, called “YMCA Without Walls,” that provides kids in our community a safe place to hang out over the summer, while also supporting their advancement. Beyond these programs, the prize money has boosted unrestricted grant giving by about 10%. To a community of 66,000, that’s huge.
There are also other perks of playing in the Chubb Charity Challenge. Playing in the tournament is a great way to engage with Chubb clients, both within your region and across the country. It’s also just plain fun. My teammates are avid golfers, and they are always amazed at the quality of courses we get to play as part of the tournament. You can really see the amount of work that goes into planning and executing these tournaments and can tell Chubb makes a genuine effort to not only thank their agent and broker partners, but also give back to our communities. It is this relationship we’ve built with Chubb that keeps us coming back."
More of our business partners and clients share why the Chubb Charity Challenge matters to them and their communities. Read their personal expressions in these moving blog posts.
We had something happen in 2019 that’s never happened before in the 20 years of the Challenge. A tie. Congratulations to the Lloyd Sadd team out of Calgary and the IMA Select team from Kansas City for both coming in first place. They each won $50,000 for their charity of choice.
|1||Lloyd Sadd (Calgary)||Little Warriors||$50,000|
|2||IMA Select (Kansas City)||Hillcrest Ministries of MidAmerica||$50,000|
|3||DiBuduo & DeFendis Insurance Brokers (San Ramon)||Congregation of the Sisters of Nazareth||$40,000|
|4||Borrelli Partners Insurance Agency (White Plains/Albany)||Soul Ryeders||$35,000|
|5||IMA (Denver)||Homes for Our Troops||$30,000|
|6||HUB International Northwest + Brown & Riding (Seattle)||Childhaven||$25,000|
|7||Associated Benefits & Risk Consulting (Minneapolis)||Vail Place||$23,000|
|9||R&R Insurance (Milwaukee)||Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation||$18,000|
|10||Arthur J. Gallagher (Charlotte)||Dream on 3||$16,000|
|11||PDCM (Des Moines)||Exceptional Persons Foundation||$12,000|
|12||The Crichton Group (Nashville)||Cumberland Heights||$12,000|
|13||J.W. Terrill, a Marsh & McLennan Agency (St. Louis)||The Arc of the Ozarks||$11,000|
|14||Arthur J. Gallagher (Home Office)||American Cancer Society||$11,000|
|15||Catto & Catto (Austin)||Goodwill Industries of San Antonio||$10,000|
|16||Arthur J. Gallagher (Dallas)||Humane Society of North Texas||$10,000|
|17||Novak Insurance Agency (Cleveland)||Jewish Federation of Cleveland||$9,500|
|18||Murray Securus (Philadelphia)||VisionCorps||$9,500|
|19||Hylant Group (Indianapolis)||Wabash Center||$9,500|
|20||USI (Los Angeles)||American Heart Association||$9,000|
|21||Tick and Co. (Uniondale)||MLT Foundation||$9,000|
|22||Insurance Management Company (Pittsburgh)||Children's Home of Bradford, PA||$9,000|
|23||Brown & Brown of Florida (Tampa)||Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay||$9,000|
|24||The Hilb Group (Boston)||Dave's Fresh Marketplace Charitable Fund||$8,500|
|25||The Insurance Exchange (Washington DC)||St. John's Community Services||$8,500|
|26||NFP (Chicago)||Compass to Care||$8,500|
|27||J.T. Insurance (Vancouver)||Endocrine Research Foundation||$7,000|
|28||Marsh (San Francisco)||The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society||$7,000|
|29||Aon (Richmond)||Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center||$6,000|
|30||Lawley (Rochester)||Buffalo City Mission||$6,000|
|31||Dean & Draper (Houston)||Camp Hope||$5,500|
|32||LSG Insurance Partners (Detroit)||Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS)||$5,500|
|33||The Clements Agency (Phoenix)||San Miguel High School||$5,500|
|34||Willis Towers Watson (New York City)||Make-A-Wish Metro New York and Western New York||$5,500|
|35||Roehr Insurance Agency (Cincinatti)||International Rett Syndrome Foundation||$5,500|
|36||Brown & Brown Northwest (Portland)||New Avenues for Youth||$5,500|
|37||USI (New Jersey)||Eva's Village||$5,500|
|38||Dillingham Insurance (Tulsa)||National Multiple Sclerosis Society||$5,000|
|39||Mathison Insurance Partners (Birmingham)||Sunnybrook Children's Home||$5,000|
|40||Purves Redmond (Toronto)||Ronald McDonald House||$5,000|
|41||J. Smith Lanier, a Marsh & McLennan Agency (Atlanta)||Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation||$5,000|
|42||Maury Donnelly & Parr (Baltimore)||Maury Donnelly & Parr (Baltimore)||$5,000|
|43||Rhodes & Williams (Montreal)||Cystic Fibrosis Canada||$5,000|
|44||Alliant Insurance Services (Newport Beach)||Project Concern International||$5,000|
|45||Abercrombie, Burns, McKiernan & Company Insurance (New Haven)||Darien YMCA||$5,000|
From how it works to who competes, get the details on the Chubb Charity Challenge.
The Chubb Charity Challenge is an annual golf tournament, now in its 21st year, aimed at raising funds for local charities across North America. Agents, brokers and clients form teams and play in local tournaments organized by Chubb’s nearby branch offices. Each team plays on behalf of a local charity of their choosing. The winning team in each regional tournament is invited to play in the North America Finals tournament (travel permitted) in the fall for a chance to win up to $50,000 in donations for their chosen charity.
Chubb invites currently employed insurance agents, brokers and verified Chubb customers/clients to form teams with up to four players. Tournaments take place in cities across North America from May through September.
To hold a tournament, local branches must have at least five teams participating. Each team picks a charity or organization that they play for in the tournament. The winnings go to the designated charities, based on each team’s ranking in the event leaderboard. A portion of the local entry fees fund the prize pool for the North America Finals tournament.
The winning team in each regional tournament is invited to play in the North America Finals tournament in September, for a chance to win from $5,000 to $50,000 in additional donations for their charity.
Our goal is to host all our local winners in September at the 2021 North America Finals at Palm Springs, CA, from September 19-22. However, the Final’s scheduling could be impacted by the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic and 2021 travel restrictions.
All charities in the North America Finals tournament receive a donation. For the local tournaments, it’s up to the discretion of the branch.
Between 2000 and 2020, more than 5,200 teams participated in the Chubb Charity Challenge, raising nearly $17 million for selected charities.
Chubb is committed to supporting the local communities where we work. The tournament was designed to provide a fun, competitive activity to bring together agents, brokers and clients to thank them for their relationship with us. The money donated through the tournament helps local charities expand their impact in their communities. We are proud to be involved in giving back to the organizations that make a difference in the lives of our agents, brokers and clients, as well as their communities.