Zurich North America is one of the largest providers of insurance solutions and services to businesses and individuals. Our customers represent industries ranging from agriculture to technology and include more than 95 percent of the Fortune 500. Zurich has backed the building of some of the most recognizable structures in North America — from the Hoover Dam to Madison Square Garden to the Confederation Bridge. Its North American, LEED Platinum® headquarters is located in the Chicago area, in Schaumburg, Illinois. Zurich employs approximately 9,000 people in North America and has offices throughout the U.S. and Canada.
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Zurich North America is part of Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich), a leading multi-line insurer serving people and businesses in more than 200 countries and territories. Founded 150 years ago, Zurich is transforming insurance. In addition to providing insurance protection, Zurich is increasingly offering prevention services such as those that promote wellbeing and enhance climate resilience. Reflecting its purpose to ‘create a brighter future together’, Zurich aspires to be one of the most responsible and impactful businesses in the world. It is targeting net-zero emissions by 2030 and has the highest-possible ESG rating from MSCI. The Group has about 60,000 employees and is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. Zurich Insurance Group Ltd (ZURN), is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and has a level I American Depositary Receipt (ZURVY) program, which is traded over-the-counter on OTCQX. Further information is available at www.zurich.com.
Zurich North America has a special relationship with New Orleans, the host city for the Zurich Classic, and with the Fore!Kids Foundation, which plans and oversees the Zurich Classic and distributes the proceeds to nonprofits. Since 2005, when Zurich became title sponsor of the PGA TOUR event, Zurich has stood by the city and its people, from the depths of Hurricane Katrina through the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Zurich Classic was the first major sporting event to return to the city after Katrina in 2006. Then, in 2020, when the pandemic forced the cancellation of the tournament, Zurich came through with the charitable funding that a typical year’s tournament would generate — more than $1.5 million. Fore!Kids rapidly adapted to pandemic safety protocols so that it could distribute those funds to nonprofits in the New Orleans area in a time when people needed the support more than ever.
The 2021 Zurich Classic marked the tournament’s return and Zurich’s 17th year as proud sponsor. Zurich announced a seven-year contract extension in 2018 that will continue its sponsorship through 2026.
Since Zurich became title sponsor, the Tournament has generated approximately $600 million in economic activity for the New Orleans community. In that time – together with the Fore!Kids Foundation – Zurich Insurance has raised over $28 million for charitable organizations, supporting 200,000 children in need annually. Despite spectator limitations, the 2021 Zurich Classic generated an all-time record of $2.3 millionin charitable donations.
Zurich’s commitment to New Orleans exemplifies how it collaborates with others to create resillence and help the communities it serves.
Further information about Zurich’s involvement in golf and the Zurich Classic is available at zurichna.com/about/golf.