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Symetra Celebrates the Power of Community Volunteerism During 11th Annual Week of Service
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Symetra Celebrates the Power of Community Volunteerism During 11th Annual Week of Service

Nearly 800 Symetra employees to volunteer at 54 nonprofits—34 in
Puget Sound region

BELLEVUE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Symetra CEO Margaret Meister joined hundreds of company employees
yesterday who turned out to volunteer at community projects across
Symetra’s Puget Sound hometown region and around the country as the
national provider of employee benefits, annuities and life insurance
kicked off its 11th annual Symetra Week of Service.

From June 10-14, nearly 800 Symetra employee-volunteers will take time
from their workday, roll up their sleeves and tackle 73 projects on
behalf of 54 nonprofit organizations. They have contributed more than
16,000 Week of Service hours since the program began in 2009.

“We are proud to support our employees’ volunteer spirit during Symetra
Week of Service
and throughout the year,” said Ms. Meister, who
helped clear invasive plant species along the CKC Trail in Kirkland,
Washington. “As individuals, our employees are empowered to give back to
the causes and organizations that matter to them personally through
hands-on service opportunities like this. Every year, we all look
forward to this powerful expression of Symetra’s ‘Swift to Serve’ core
value as we come together on behalf of our communities.”

2019 Symetra Week of Service nonprofit partners include:

Outside of the Puget Sound area, employees will participate in volunteer
activities on behalf of 20 nonprofits across Symetra’s national
office footprint:

  • Ashland, Wis.—Ashland Historical Society Museum, Ashland Parks
    and Recreation, Chequamegon Humane Association and Northern Great
    Lakes Visitors Center.
  • Enfield, Conn.—Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Elizabeth
    Park Conservancy and Enfield Food Shelf.
  • Farmington, Conn.—Camp Courant, Food Share, Northwest Park and
    the Simon (Animal) Foundation.
  • Miami—Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and Zoo Miami.
  • Norcross, Ga.—Norcross Cooperative Ministry.
  • Waltham, Mass.—Waltham Boys & Girls Club and Waltham Fields
    Community Farm.
  • West Des Moines, Iowa—Blank Children’s Hospital, Central Iowa
    Shelter & Services, Meals from the Heartland and Ronald McDonald House.

Follow Symetra Week of Service activities @Symetra,
#SymetraCares. To learn more about the Symetra’s community
programs, visit

About Symetra

Symetra Financial Corporation is a diversified financial services
company based in Bellevue, Washington. In business since 1957, Symetra
provides employee benefits, annuities and life insurance through a
national network of benefit consultants, financial institutions, and
independent agents and advisors. For more information, visit


Diana McSweeney
(425) 256-6167

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