DSA receives Allstate Foundation’s ‘Good Hands’ grant

by Sylvania AdVantage Staff
PUBLICATION DATE: 11.15.16

L-R: Allstate agent JamiLynn Fox, Downtown Sylvania Association Promotions Chairman Connie Torrey and Downtown Sylvania Association President Scott Stampflmeier with the grant check courtesy of the Allstate Foundation.
L-R: Allstate agent JamiLynn Fox, Downtown Sylvania Association Promotions Chairman Connie Torrey and Downtown Sylvania Association President Scott Stampflmeier with the grant check courtesy of the Allstate Foundation.

Allstate agent JamiLynn Fox of the JamiLynn Fox Agency recently presented Downtown Sylvania Association President Scott Stampflmeier and Promotions Committee Chairman Connie Torrey with a check for $1,000, a Good Hands grant from the Allstate Foundation. Earlier in the year, she suggested that Stampflmeier and Torrey apply for the grant.

“The company is very interested to give back to the communities in which their agents serve,” Fox reported. “Our corporate philosophy includes being a positive force in our community.”

According to Fox, the Allstate Foundation has donated over $400 million to community organizations since its founding in 1952.

“We are very happy to receive this funding,” Stampflmeier said.

“We plan to use this to help promote our downtown programs,” Torrey added. “And, this is an excellent example of how beneficial collaboration between businesses can be.”

That collaboration extended even further when another DSA member and small business owner, Erik Russell of Frogtown Computers, learned about the grant. He happened to be talking with Stampflmeier about another matter when he heard a large check was needed for the photo opportunity. Without hesitation, Russell volunteered to produce an oversized check on his new large format printer complete with the Allstate logo, to enhance the photo.

“This is yet another benefit of all of us working together,” Stampflmeier stated.