By Amanda Foust
Connection, community and cause are the focuses of a new Woman’s Life Insurance Society chapter in Zionsville, formed by members Amy Smith, Deb Hanson and Deborah Sadler in the fall of 2015.
WLIS is an organization that has been making a difference for women and their communities since 1892. Its mission is to offer women support while giving back. The organization plans community outreach events, provides financial support and gives an opportunity for women to connect and network with one another.
Woman’s Life Insurance founder Bina M. West was a school teacher who witnessed family difficulties that could have been prevented had resources been available. She created the organization to offer women life insurance and opportunities for personal growth.
“This is for women who like to be a part of community outreach, fun social events, networking, new friendships, finding a purpose and giving back,” said Amy Smith, president of the Zionsville chapter.
A range of life insurance plans, retirement annuities and financial planning resources have been designed by Woman’s Life in order for families to feel protected and secure.
Last year, Woman’s Life Insurance chapters gave more than $839,991.12 to charitable organizations and others in need. Collecting donations, hosting fundraisers, volunteering and planning social activities are just a few ways Woman’s Life Insurance Society is involved in their communities.
“This is only the beginning (for Zionsville),” Smith said. “We are looking for ideas and great causes to be a part of.”
Since the fall, this chapter has helped Habitat for Humanity, collected money for Morning Dove Therapeutic Riding Stables and has an event planned to raise funds and awareness for an Autism Resource Center in Kokomo called Purses for a Purpose.