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D.J. Rodrian, President of Rodrian Insurance

Rodrian Receives Spirit of the Silver Lining Award

West Bend Mutual Insurance Company announced today that it has given its Spirit of the Silver Lining Award to D.J. Rodrian, President of Rodrian Insurance. The award honors West Bend agents and the non-profit organizations they support for their dedication to delivering a silver lining to those in need. Rodrian was presented the Spirit of the Silver Lining Award for his work with Just One More Ministry, Inc. Additionally, West Bend donated a $10,000 grant to the organization.

n the United States, an estimated 40 percent of food goes to waste each year. To combat this waste, Just One More Ministry rescues and repackages prepared food, fresh produce, and bakery items from numerous Milwaukee suppliers and redistributes it to 50 Greater Milwaukee inner city churches, homeless, women’s and veteran’s ministries, and other pantries and food programs. In 2016, Just One More Ministry donated more than 25 tons of rescued foods and provided around 150,000 meals.

“I am incredibly thankful to West Bend for donating to this growing organization which rescued and gave away over 500,000 pounds of donated food in 2016,” said Rodrian. “This is a cost-effective way to feed thousands of grateful souls.”

“At West Bend, we have a proud tradition of giving back to the communities in which we do business,” said Kevin Steiner, president and CEO of West Bend Mutual Insurance Company. “The Spirit of the Silver Lining Award is a unique program that allows us to express our gratitude to our agent partners on whom we rely to identify the causes that matter most in our communities.”

Since 2006, West Bend has awarded more than $1 million in grants for sustaining support, special projects, or capital projects to non-profit organizations representing a broad field of interests, including, but not limited to: arts and culture; education; the environment; family, youth, and elderly; health and human services; medical research; and community development. Grants are made to organizations within West Bend’s core geographic operating territory: Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Minnesota.


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