Champions & Charities is our company’s signature philanthropic initiative to give back to the communities where we live and work.   

The program champions causes important to our 2,000 associates worldwide as well Burns & Wilcox brand ambassadors, professional golfers Jimmy Walker, Webb Simpson, Max Homa, and Sophia Schubert.   

As part of Champions & Charities, H.W. Kaufman Group associates in North America are provided paid volunteer time off to support nonprofit organizations close to their hearts. The company also makes monetary donations to various charities and matches employee donations during our annual Harvesting Hope Against Hunger campaign.  

To date, Champions & Charities has supported dozens of non-profit organizations through associated-driven volunteering and fundraising, as well as company donations.   

Harvesting Hope Against Hunger 

Food banks around the world continue to experience an increase in demand. 

Harvesting Hope Against Hunger is an associate-driven initiative to raise funds for hunger relief charities in their communities. Each policy bound or financed, claim closed, or job completed with Burns & Wilcox, Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, Burns & Wilcox Canada, Stonemark, Afirm, Atain Insurance Companies, RB Jones, and Minuteman Adjusters during the month of September results in a donation.  

Furthermore, all employee donations are matched dollar-for-dollar by Kaufman.  

Associates are also encouraged to use their volunteer time off hours in September to support local food banks and distribution centers.  

2022 Designated Charities 

  • Alameda County Community Food Bank – San Francisco, CA  
  • Alameda County Community Food Bank – Los Angeles, CA  
  • APLA Food Bank – Los Angeles, CA  
  • Arkansas Food Bank – Little Rock, AR  
  • Atlanta Community Food Bank – Atlanta, GA  
  • Backpack Buddies – Charleston, SC  
  • Backpack Buddies – Myrtle Beach, SC 
  • Barrhaven Food Cupboard – Ottawa, Ontario  
  • Bridges to Hope – St. John’s, NL  
  • Central California Food Bank – Fresno, CA  
  • City Harvest – New York, NY 
  • Common Heart – Charlotte, NC  
  • Community Food Bank of Central Alabama – Birmingham, AL  
  • Daily Bread Food Bank – Toronto, Ontario  
  • Downtown Eastside Aboriginal Front Door Society – Western Canada  
  • Eat.Learn.Play.  – San Francisco, CA  
  • Enchanted Backpack – Milwaukee, WI  
  • Enchanted Backpack – Chicago, IL  
  • Feed Nova Scotia – Halifax, Nova Scotia  
  • Feeding South Florida – Miami, FL  
  • Feeding Tampa Bay – Tampa, FL  
  • Food Bank for Larimer County – Loveland, CO 
  • Food Outreach, Inc – Kansas City, MO  
  • Food Outreach, Inc – St. Louis, MO  
  • For The Kids – Salt Lake City, UT  
  • Forgotten Harvest – Farmington Hills, MI  
  • Forgotten Harvest – Grand Rapids, MI  
  • Forgotten Harvest — Oak Park, MI 
  • Frisco Family Services – Frisco, TX 
  • Gleaners – Detroit, MI 
  • Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana – Indianapolis, IN  
  • Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank – Baton Rouge, LA  
  • Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank – Pittsburgh, PA  
  • Harvest Compassion Center – Scottsdale, AZ  
  • Harvest Compassion Center – Scottsdale, AZ  
  • Houston Food Bank – Houston, TX  
  • Martha’s Mission Cupboard – Morehead City, NC  
  • Maryland Food Bank   – Baltimore, MD  
  • Moisson Montréal – Montreal, Quebec  
  • North Dallas Shared Ministries – Dallas, TX  
  • Nourishing Hope – Chicago, IL  
  • Placer Food Bank – Sacramento, CA  
  • Ronald McDonald House of Central and Northern New Jersey – Parsippany, NJ  
  • San Antonio Food Bank – San Antonio, TX  
  • San Diego Food Bank – San Diego, CA  
  • Second Harvest Food Bank – Orlando, FL  
  • Second Harvest Food Bank – New Orleans, LA  
  • Second Harvest Heartland Minnesota – Minneapolis, MN  
  • Tarrant Area Food Bank – Fort Worth, TX  
  • The Gathering Place – Denver, CO  
  • The Just One Project – Las Vegas, NV  
  • The Pantry – Oxford, MS 


Harvesting Hope Against Hunger raised more than $103,000 benefiting 50 hunger relief charities across North America in September 2021. Associates also volunteered 620 hours throughout the month to food banks and distribution centers.