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National Guardian Life Insurance Company Commits $100,000 to Establish Scholarships in Memory of Harry Pontone and Mark Hornibrook

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Through a partnership with Funeral Service Foundation, NGL announced its commitment of $100,000 to establish two named scholarships in memory of Harry Pontone and Mark Hornibrook. “Harry and Mark have had a tremendous impact on the funeral service industry, and we are honored to remember and celebrate their legacies through these scholarships,” said Knut Olson, NGL President and CEO. “At NGL, we are focused on helping people and we are passionate about serving those around us. These scholarships further define our commitment to the industry and to the dedicated professionals who serve families every day. We are proud to honor Harry and Mark by expanding the Funeral Service Foundation’s scholarship program for funeral service professionals.”

Roberta’s House receives $10,000 donation from Premier Preneed Marketing and National Guardian Life Insurance Company

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Roberta’s House, a grief support center based in Baltimore, Md will use the $10,000 donation to provide free services to children and their families attending the “Families Healing Together” Program. It’s a 10-week program that provides meals, art supplies, journals, counseling, and educational materials to help families in their grief journey. The donation was presented during the Professional Women’s Conference Reconnect: Women Making Waves event during the National Funeral Directors Association International Conference & Expo. 

John Baker announces upcoming retirement from National Guardian Life Insurance Company as Vice President, Strategic Partner Development

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

John Baker, Vice President, Strategic Partner Development, has announced his upcoming December 2022 retirement from NGL. Baker’s experience in the funeral service industry spans three decades. He is a well-known and knowledgeable leader who has participated in countless industry events and a popular speaker at national conventions and meetings.

National Guardian Life Insurance Company donates $100,000 for The Center for Black Excellence and Culture

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

NGL is pleased to announce a $100,000 gift to support The Center for Black Excellence and Culture. NGL values diversity of thought, background and beliefs which are key to living our cultural values of integrity, dependability, collaboration, compassion and growth. Creating a welcoming, inclusive environment is integral to ensuring everyone feels a sense of belonging. The Center will be a valuable resource that is inspired, designed and led by members of the Black community. The areas of focus include health and wellness, leadership and innovation, performing and arts visuals, and youth and families.

National Guardian Life Insurance Company Sponsors the 2022 Conference of African American Financial Professionals

Thursday, August 18, 2022

NGL is pleased to be a Platinum Sponsor of the 16th Annual Conference of African American Financial Professionals (CAAFP) held in Washington, D.C. Hosted by The American College of Financial Services, the conference was August 8-10 and is the largest gathering of African American financial professionals that provides an opportunity for education, networking, and engagement.


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