Westfield Lends a Hand to Local Communities


Troxell Donates to Non-Profit Programs

Springfield and Bloomington, IL– SPARC in Springfield and Home Sweet Home Ministries in Bloomington, Illinois received a grant from TROXELL and Westfield Insurance Foundation as part of the Westfield Legacy of Caring program.

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At Westfield, it’s more than writing insurance policies. Helping friends and neighbors during times of need is at the core of the Westfield Insurance Foundation. Each year, Westfield independent insurance agents are invited to nominate a local nonprofit for the Legacy of Caring program. The program invests in communities and helps impact disaster recovery, family stability or safety, and programs that invest in attracting and developing talent to insurance as a career.  

“At TROXELL, it is our responsibility to be a good neighbor and do our part to help strengthen the communities we call home,” said Chris Leming, Senior Vice President at TROXELL. “We are proud of our collaboration with Westfield and the collective impact to critically important initiatives that are essential to so many people in our own backyard.”

This year, the Westfield Insurance Foundation donated more than $500,000 to neighborhoods across the country. TROXELL is one of 88 agencies in 17 states donating to 95 nonprofits, including SPARC and Home Sweet Home Ministries, for the Westfield Legacy of Caring grant program. Awarding grants through the program is an extension of the fundamental role that insurance plays every day in stabilizing families, businesses and communities in times of uncertainty. Westfield is proud to work with their independent agents in distributing nearly $1.8 million in the last four years.

“Our agency partners are one of our greatest assets and we appreciate their dedication to their own communities,” said Ed Largent, Westfield President, CEO, board chair and Westfield Insurance Foundation chairman.  “Our agents care and work hard to protect our customers, and the Legacy of Caring grant program helps build brighter futures in their own communities.” 


TROXELL creates strong value for over 15,000 individual and business clients by taking the time to address each situation with in-depth insurance knowledge with a personal touch. TROXELL provides an in-house claims department to ensure all insurance claims are handled with fairness and efficiency.  The agency is headquartered in Springfield, Illinois with locations in Chicago, Champaign, Bloomington, Washington, St. Louis, MO., and Tampa, FL. TROXELL is a top 100 independent insurance agency in the nation and offers Personal and Business Insurance, Group Benefits, Surety Bonds, HR and Safety Solutions, Individual Health and Life insurance.  TROXELL educates you, advocates for you, and protects you.


Sparc is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, founded in 1951 by a group of parents of children with cognitive disabilities. Sparc's mission is to enrich the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities by enabling them to successfully live, learn, work and socialize in the community.

About Home Sweet Home Ministries

Home Sweet Home Ministries (HSHM) demonstrates Christ's love through innovative approaches that instill hope, restore lives, and build community. HSHM provides supportive services, such as Emergency Shelter Services, to those in need.  In addition, HSHM provides hope to clients through art classes. 

About Westfield Insurance Foundation
Westfield Insurance Foundation was established in 2005 as an independent private foundation endowed by Westfield Insurance. In keeping with the values of Westfield Insurance, the Foundation exists as a dedicated community and industry partner; concentrating resources to have an impact on safety, disaster relief and family stability. The Foundation donates over $3 million annually to a variety of charities.

About Westfield
Westfield was founded in 1848 by a small group of hard-working farmers who believed in the promise of the future and the power of the individual. Today, as one of the nation’s leading property and casualty (P&C) companies, we remain true to their vision and are dedicated to your protection and prosperity and to the progress of our community. Visit westfieldinsurance.com for more information.