National MS Society Benefits from a Life of Significance

November 30, 2018

On a wintry November Friday on the Harvard University campus, Penn Mutual honored 2018 Penn Mutual Life of Significance Winner Nick Carey with a special reception and check presentation prior to a match with Canadian rivals McGill University. In front of the Harvard men’s rugby club, Harvard Athletic Administration and other local VIPs, the Philadelphia-based life insurance company and its local office, Concord Wealth Management, honored Nick for his commitment to integrity, respect, community and loyalty and presented the Greater New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society with a $5,000 donation on his behalf.

The mission of the National MS Society is near and dear to Nick’s heart. Nick’s mother was diagnosed with MS during his childhood and he has participated in a number of fundraising efforts to help combat the disease. As part of the Life of Significance Award check presentation, Nick and the Harvard rugby family raised an additional $2,500 to go towards the cause.

“This charitable donation means so much to me and my family. I was able to give back to mom in a meaningful way to show her a small bit of the gratitude she deserves for all that she has done for me,” said Carey.

“We are thrilled Nick chose the National MS Society to be the recipient of this very generous gift,” said Lori Espino, National MS Society, Greater New England President. “Nick exemplifies what this award represents, and by living a life of significance and being so committed to the Society, he honors his mother, Megan, who is living with multiple sclerosis and he is helping us in our mission to end MS forever. We congratulate Nick and thank him and Penn Mutual for this amazing gift.”

Nick was selected as Penn Mutual Life of Significance Award winner from a pool of 22 nominees from across the country. He has traveled throughout the United States each summer since middle school serving underprivileged communities. He has worked with Meals-on-Wheels, volunteered with a special education gym class, assisted in the development of a peer counseling program for orphans in Swaziland and spent spring break on a relief trip to Puerto Rico working with Mar Azul to rebuild the community of Arecibo after the devastating hurricane.

“We are proud to recognize Nick for his contributions to his community and society by living out the values that help bind rugby and Penn Mutual together.  It’s an honor to make a charitable contribution to such a worthwhile cause that holds so much personal importance to him,” said Penn Mutual President and Chief Operating Officer, Dave O’Malley.

 Learn more about Nick and the Penn Mutual Life of Significance Award.

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