AmeriLife CEO Timothy O. North presented a $20,000 check to The Arc Tampa Bay Foundation Tuesday morning as part of the insurance group’s continuing support of the Clearwater organization’s annual holiday-themed Festival of Trees.

As The Arc Tampa Bay prepares to host the 31st edition of the popular fundraiser in late November, AmeriLife expands its support of one of Clearwater’s oldest and most-effective non-profits.

“The holidays in Clearwater begin with the Festival of Trees,” said AmeriLife’s CEO North. “As the Presenting Sponsor, I asked AmeriLife’s graphic artists to design this year’s Festival of Trees Jingle Bell Jubilee logo. And once again, AmeriLife’s Marketing Communications team is involved in everything from creating save-the-date cards and invitations to designing marketing materials and even advertising.”

A Tampa Bay area tradition for more than three decades, The Arc’s Tampa Bay’s Festival of Trees unwraps from Friday, November 20 through Sunday, November 22 at The Long Center, 1501 North Belcher Road, in Clearwater. The Long Center’s three-court gymnasium is converted into a forest of Christmas trees, showcasing more than 150 decorated trees and wreaths, all of which are auctioned or sold.

“This wonderful event is one of our most popular and best-attended fundraisers every year,” said The Arc Tampa Bay’s Foundation’s Executive Director Madison Orr-Hauenstein. “Our partnership with AmeriLife has strengthened our presence in the community and helped educate our neighbors about the services we offer – and the opportunities we provide – to those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.”

AmeriLife is also a sponsor of The Arc Tampa Bay’s longest-standing fundraiser, the annual Omelette Party in April.

The Arc Tampa Bay Foundation has provided services for the community’s intellectually and developmentally disabled citizens since 1962. AmeriLife, founded in 1971, is the largest annuity, life and health insurance marketing group in the nation.

For additional details about AmeriLife or its support for The Arc Tampa Bay, please contact Director of Corporate Communications Wayne Shelor at 727.726.0726 or at WShelor@AmeriLife.com.

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