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RenRe Women’s Forum donates $11,500 to Centre Against Abuse

The RenaissanceRe Women's Forum has made an $11,500 donation to the Centre Against Abuse, a charity that provides shelter, support and tools for those involved in domestic abuse, and advocates for an abuse-free community through education and prevention.

The Forum was founded to provide networking, career development and leadership opportunities for women across the company's global locations.

In Bermuda, the Forum endeavours to help the local community through an annual fundraising event that helps support charities with a focus on women's issues.

Laura Bonanno, vice-president at RenaissanceRe and chairwoman of the Women's Forum, said: “We're thrilled that the participants of our event raised $11,500 for the Centre Against Abuse. Our attendees were inspired by the important work that the Centre Against Abuse does in our community, and recognised the urgent need that this organisation has for financial support in order to carry out its valuable work.

“Our staff's donations were supplemented by RenaissanceRe's generous charity-matching programme, enabling us to provide even greater monetary assistance to the Center Against Abuse.”

Laurie Shiell, executive director of the Centre Against Abuse, accepted the donation saying: “Our charity is committed to helping women and families dealing with domestic abuse. Our resources go to counselling, court advocacy, resettlement services and a 24-hour crisis hotline, and every penny we raise is essential for the continued delivery of these vital services. We thank RenaissanceRe and its Women's Forum for their generous support of the Centre Against Abuse and the work that we do.”

RenaissanceRe strives to attract, develop, reward and retain the best team in the business, regardless of gender, ethnicity or background.

In a statement, RenRe announced that Rebecca Roberts, senior vice-president and US property-catastrophe underwriter was named one of the Intelligent Insurer's 40 Influential Women in Reinsurance 2014, along with long-term RenaissanceRe Holdings board member, Jean Hamilton.

Donation: RenaissanceRe Women's Forum Committee members are pictured, as the group's chairwoman, Laura Bonanno (left) hands a cheque to Laurie Shiell of the CAA (right)

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Published December 11, 2014 at 8:00 am (Updated December 10, 2014 at 7:55 pm)

RenRe Women’s Forum donates $11,500 to Centre Against Abuse

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