Cumberland University recently received a grant from Westfield Insurance Foundation with the help of Lebanon-based THW Insurance Services LLC.
The grant is part of the Westfield Legacy of Caring program, which invites Westfield independent insurance agents to nominate a local non-profit in the areas of disaster recovery, insurance pathways, family stability or safety.
CU is one of 78 non-profits nationwide receiving a Westfield Legacy of Caring grant - collectively totaling nearly $550,000. Westfield has distributed nearly $1.3 million since the onset of the Legacy of Caring program in 2015.
"We are grateful for the generosity of Westfield Insurance and to THW Insurance Services for nominating Cumberland University for this grant," CU President Paul Stumb said. "These funds will go a long way toward ensuring deserving families have an opportunity to pursue a college education."
Rick Thorne, partner at THW, said its employees are proud members of the Lebanon and Wilson County community.
"Our collaboration with Westfield allows us to further our citizenship efforts and have impact in critically important initiatives," he said.