GuideOne Foundation Announces MyCause Award Winners

Winners Received a $5,000 Donation to the Charity of their Choice

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – (Feb. 9, 2016) – The GuideOne Foundation is pleased to announce today the winners of the first MyCause Awards program in Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Ohio. This program was launched in 2015 and was designed to recognize and honor unsung heroes who have done something tremendous to the better the lives of others in their community.  In conjunction with GuideOne Insurance’s MyCause Auto endorsement, this program aims to distinguish individuals who go above and beyond to give back and make a difference in the lives of others. 

After being nominated and going through a selection process, finalists were identified in each state. The winners were then determined through an online viral voting campaign. The following individuals were deemed the first MyCause Award winners and received a $5,000 donation from the GuideOne Foundation in their name to the charity of their choice: 

  • Laura Burg – Fulton, Missouri
    • Donation was made to Heartland Church of the Nazarene in Fulton, MO
  • Kimberlie Todd – Findlay, Ohio
    • Donation was made to Mission Possible
  • Clancy Walker – Flowood, Mississippi
    • Donation was made to the Mississippi Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Katie Wolfe – Avon, Indiana
    • Donation was made to Get REAL InC (In Christ)

The GuideOne Foundation was created in 1998 and supports many local and national causes. The Foundation participates in charitable giving, offers an annual scholarship program to religious studies and seminary students, and supports and sponsors numerous local community events. 

About GuideOne

Founded in 1947 and headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa, GuideOne Insurance is one of the nation’s largest church insurers, with more than 46,000 church policyholders. GuideOne also insures private schools and higher education institutions, nonprofit organizations, as well as senior living communities. In 1999, the company created the GuideOne Center for Risk Management® in order to help churches and faith-based organizations safeguard their ministries. This effort was expanded in 2008 with the launch of SafeChurch®, the most comprehensive church risk management online resource available. GuideOne is licensed to do business in all 50 states and markets its products and services through nearly 3,000 independent and career agents. The company carries an A “Excellent” rating from A.M. Best. For more information, visit