Penn Mutual's Commitment to Veterans
The transition from the military to civilian life can be challenging. But veterans and active-duty servicemen and women have an intelligence, entrepreneurial spirit, sense of purpose, and capacity for collaboration and teamwork that make them assets in any industry. And we know from experience that they are uniquely equipped to be leaders in financial services.
That's why, in partnership with The American College, we sponsored the The American College Penn Mutual Center for Veterans Affairs — an organization that provides educational support and career opportunities for men and women who have honorably served in the Armed Forces. Since its founding, we've provided over 450 full scholarships to veterans and their spouses, and created a $5 million fund for the service members of today to return home to opportunity.
Connecting leaders with opportunity
As of 2017, there were more than 370,000 unemployed veterans in the United States. Many men and women return home with a distinguished record of leadership, sacrifice, and service, but without the necessary education or training to find employment in a rewarding field like financial services. The American College Penn Mutual Center for Veterans Affairs was created in 2012 to narrow this skill gap, and provide scholarships for education in financial services to service members and their spouses. In partnership with The American College, we've since provided over $2.5 million in scholarship funds to these heroes, and helped create a new generation of leaders in life insurance.
Bringing service to life
Military service is a powerful preparation for life, and a career in life insurance. We believe the men and women who have honorably served possess a unique degree of accountability, discipline, teamwork, and integrity — characteristics that make them ideal fits in our industry. It's a belief we invest in. Even after their graduation, the center connects scholarship recipients with industry mentors and job placement resources to support their growth.
Veterans have made rich contributions to our profession. Some have moved into leadership positions in organizations like ours. Others have developed thriving practices that benefit their clients and their families, through their dedication, persistence, and loyalty.
A trusted partner
The American College is an institution with a narrow focus, but a broad impact. The nonprofit was founded in 1927, and has since helped over 200,000 men and women accelerate their careers, and earned recognition as a national leader in financial services education. One in five financial advisers in the United States is an alumnus of the school. We're proud to work with The American College to bring this mission to life.
A powerful mission
Since 2016, we have supported the Travis Manion Foundation. The organization was created by the friends and family of Marine Lieutenant Travis Manion, who was killed while saving his wounded teammates in Iraq.
The foundation works to empower veterans and the families of fallen heroes, and encourage the development of character in future generations. It's an honor to collaborate with this group to strengthen our communities. In the powerful words of Travis, “If not me, then who?”
Honoring service and sacrifice
Penn Mutual is a proud supporter of the 9/11 Heroes Run. Each year, on or near September 11, local volunteers organize 9/11 Heroes Runs in more than 50 cities around the world to support the Travis Manion Foundation. It's a unique opportunity for runners, and walkers, of all ages and ability levels to support a meaningful cause.
Who we are
Committed to mutuality. Focused on relationships. Founded on financial strength. We’re a life insurance leader that works for you.