Corporate Citizen of the Year Finalist
West Bend Mutual Insurance Co.
1900 S. 18th Ave., West Bend
For West Bend-based West Bend Mutual Insurance Co., the spirit of giving starts from the top. Kevin Steiner, president and chief executive officer of the company, aims to foster a culture of giving and strives to create an environment for employees to excel in their jobs, while also being personally fulfilled through opportunities to give back.
The company regularly sponsors fundraising campaigns and volunteer opportunities, and has also established the West Bend Mutual Insurance Co. Charitable Fund. The annual income generated from the Charitable Fund’s principal is distributed to other charitable organizations throughout southeastern Wisconsin and the Midwest. In 2016, the Charitable Fund provided nearly $1.25 million in grants to organizations like Boys and Girls Clubs of Washington County, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County, United Performing Arts Fund, Washington County Fair Park, MACC Fund and others. Employees also regularly participate in volunteer activities like blood drives, run/walks and annual volunteer days through the company.