Ithaca, NY – Tompkins Insurance and the Selective Insurance Group Foundation partnered to support the efforts of The Sciencenter, a non-profit hands-on science museum in Ithaca, New York,through a $1,000 grant. The Sciencenter was selected by Tompkins Insurance for the grant as part of the Selective ‘President’s Club Matching Gift’ initiative, which allows premier agents the opportunity to make an impact in the communities where they live and work by providing a donation with matching gift from the Foundation.

The President’s Club Matching Gift program is run bythe Selective Insurance Group Foundation which is a philanthropic affiliate of Selective Insurance Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SIGI). Together with President’s Club agencies like Tompkins Insurance, the Foundation has supported thousands of community-based and national nonprofits in regions across the country since the initiative began in 2002.

The grant represents a $500 donation from Tompkins Insurance, matched by a $500 gift from The Selective Insurance Group Foundation. The grant will help Sciencenter further its mission to cultivate a broad community of curious, confident, critical thinkers in the greater Ithaca community.

Now in its eighteenth year, the Selective President’s Club Matching Gift program has more than doubled in size and scale. It has grown from supporting organizations in 11 states in 2002 to reaching charities in 23 states and the District of Columbia in 2018. With the help of 94 of Selective’s top agencies, the program granted more than $45,000 to more than 100 charities in 2018. The initiative aims to support community-based organizations with a variety of missions such as civic organizations, conservation and environmental agencies, educational entities, food banks and shelters, hospitals and hospice centers, military support services and others.