CSR spotlight: Patriot National, Inc.
The Fort Lauderdale-based Patriot National, Inc. is a national provider of comprehensive technology and outsourcing solutions that help insurance companies and employers mitigate risk, comply with complex regulations and save time and money. The company provides general agency services, technology outsourcing, software solutions, specialty underwriting and policyholder services, claims administration services, self-funded health plans and employment pre-screening services to its insurance carrier clients, employers and other clients.
Patriot National strongly believes in giving back to the community. The company is a global citizen that takes pride in its community. As a breakthrough leader in risk management, it understands the importance of reaching out to improve the world we live in – for today, and tomorrow. In this way, Patriot National is a benchmark for other companies to follow. In 2014, Patriot National was ranked #4 most charitable organization in South Florida by the South Florida Business Journal.
Some of the charities supported by Patriot National include the following:
American Heart Association
The American Heart Association’s mission to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke parallels Patriot’s mission to live an improved lifestyle. For the past three years, Patriot has been a platinum sponsor of the Broward Heart Ball, an annual celebration benefiting the American Heart Association in Broward County. Steven Mariano, Patriot’s CEO, is an active supporter of the American Heart Association and served as the Chairman of the Broward Heart Ball in 2011 and 2012. The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest, largest voluntary organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular diseases and stroke. To learn more, please visit http://www.heart.org/
Boys and Girls Club of Broward County
Since 1965, it has been the mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. As a sponsor, Patriot helps enable the charity to fulfill its primary goal of providing world class club experiences to every child who walks through its doors. Clubs center their programs around three core programming areas: Academic Success, Good Character and Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles. Thus, the Boys and Girls Club helps members to graduate from high school with a plan for the future; to develop good character and citizenship by participating in leadership training and volunteering in community service projects; and to engage in sports and other activities that promote living a healthy lifestyle. To learn more, please visit http://www.bgcbc.org/
Florida Philanthropic Network
Florida Philanthropic Network is a statewide association of grantmakers working to strengthen philanthropy through research, education and public policy. Patriot supports and shares Florida Philanthropic Network’s vision for Florida to be successful in modeling and facilitating cooperation and collaboration among all sectors - business, government and nonprofit, to promote the best interest of all Floridians. For more information, please visit http://www.fpnetwork.org/
Museum of Discovery and Science
Patriot is proud to support The Museum of Discovery and Science. The organization’s mission is to provide experiential pathways to lifelong learning in science for children and adults through exhibits, programs and films. The museum brings science to a small children level using interactive exhibits that educate the whole family. Additionally, the Museum of Discovery and Science funds a volunteer program that allows children and adults alike to give back to the community. To learn more, please visit http://www.mods.org/
Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc.
Patriot is a proud supporter of Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc.’s mission to provide music education to children with the greatest need and fewest resources. The foundation’s vision seeks to ensure that future generations are given the opportunity to learn and experience the joy of music. For more information please visit http://natkingcolegenhope.org/
Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale
Patriot is proud to call Fort Lauderdale home to our corporate headquarters and to support Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale with its mission in building a vibrant downtown community. Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale’s mission is to be the catalyst in building and nurturing Riverwalk as a vivacious community connected by the New River. As a great community supporter, Patriot most recently donated ten new exercise stations to encourage a healthy lifestyle to the public, which can be read about in this publication. Our vision is to connect all of downtown Fort Lauderdale to promote exercise and socialization. For more information, please visit http://www.goriverwalk.com/
Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation
The mission of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is to honor the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001. By raising proceeds from races, the foundation is able to help build Smart Homes for triple and quadruple amputees from post 9/11 conflicts. The Foundation honors our military and first responders who continue to make the supreme sacrifice of life and limb for our country. For the past three years, Patriot has been responsible for leading one of the most successful runs in the country. For more information, please visit http://tunnel2towers.org/
Patriot is proud to sponsor Tomorrow’s Rainbow and its endeavor to provide opportunities for children grieving over the loss of a loved one by relying on miniature horses and other small farm animals to facilitate a child's grief journey. By incorporating miniature horse interactions with therapeutic play areas and facilitated peer support, children are given the tools necessary to take their own personal grief journey in a way that is meaningful to them. Tomorrow's Rainbow is a safe place where children feel, often for the first time, understood. For more information, please visit http://www.tomorrowsrainbow.org/
Attracting over a million attendees, Winterfest, Inc. is a non-profit organization responsible for administering the 7th largest live spectator event in the country and the largest in Florida. Winterfest’s purpose is to provide unique, creative and wholesome holiday entertainment for the residents and visitors of the Greater Fort Lauderdale area, and contribute to the aesthetic, cultural, economic and tourist development of the area. The Winterfest Celebration has been embracing the dual goals of providing a means for the community to come together and enjoy spectacular and unique events as well as attract positive national attention to the Greater Fort Lauderdale area as a tourist destination and as a great place to live and work for the past 42 years. As a corporation located in Fort Lauderdale, Patriot is proud to sponsor Winterfest and to participate in its celebration. To learn more, please visit http://www.winterfestparade.com/
Women In Distress
Women In Distress of Broward County, Inc. is the only nationally accredited, state-certified, full service domestic violence center serving Broward County. Patriot supports the organization’s mission on a multi-year commitment to stop domestic violence abuse for everyone through intervention, education and advocacy. They offer 24-hour crisis intervention through a 24-hour crisis hotline and emergency shelter, as well as counseling and support for victims and their children. Women in Distress also provides education and professional trainings on domestic violence and related topics in Broward County schools and in the community. For more information, please visit http://www.womenindistress.org/