News Releases

ACE Participates in 15th Annual Philadelphia Cares Day as Presenting Sponsor
ACE Employees Help to Improve Neighborhoods to Benefit Larger Community
Oct 16, 2008

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Philadelphia-based employees of the ACE Group of Companies are pleased to participate in the 15th Annual Philadelphia Cares Day as presenting sponsor. On Saturday, October 18, ACE employees from offices in Philadelphia and Wilmington, along with their families and friends, will join nearly 10,000 individual and corporate volunteers in a city-wide, organized day of community service to help improve Philadelphias public schools.

ACE employees will participate in two community service projects: helping with indoor painting projects, cleaning and organizing, and outdoor landscaping and clean-up at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School in North Philadelphia; and working with students, teachers and staff on a decorative tile project at McCall Elementary School in the Washington Square neighborhood of Philadelphia.

At ACE, we believe in giving back to the communities where our employees live and work, said Brian Dowd, ACEs Chief Executive Officer for Insurance-North America. We are pleased to partner with Philadelphia Cares and the tens of thousands of volunteers who are doing their part to help make Philadelphias public schools a better learning environment for children, teachers and staff.

Greater Philadelphia Cares is a non-profit organization that mobilizes people to address the critical social, educational, and environmental needs of the Greater Philadelphia region through volunteer action.

Eden Kratchman, Vice President and Executive Director, ACE INA Foundation, commented on ACEs involvement in Philadelphia Cares Day, This years projects at Thurgood Marshall and McCall Elementary schools are meaningful for us because our employees have a hands-on opportunity to work with the Philadelphia School District to support students as they pursue their education. Were also pleased to continue our ongoing relationship with the staff at Philadelphia Cares and McCall as long-time participants of its Reading STARS literacy coaching program.

The ACE Group of Companies is a global leader in insurance and reinsurance serving a diverse group of clients. Headed by ACE Limited (NYSE:ACE), the ACE Group conducts its business on a worldwide basis with operating subsidiaries in more than 50 countries. Additional information can be found at


ACE North America Communications
Carla Ferrara, 215-640-4744
Cell: 215-287-6152