Jonathan Geissler November 21, 2019 No Comments


Access: Supports for Living

Left to right: Stuart Durland, Ronald Colavito, Garrett Durland

Warwick, NY Seely & Durland Insurance and the Selective Insurance Group Foundation partnered to support the efforts of Access: Supports for Living through a $1,000 grant.  Access was selected by Seely & Durland for the grant as part of the Selective “President’s Club Matching Gift” initiative, which allows premier agents the opportunity to make an impact in the communities where they live and work by providing a donation with matching gift from the Foundation.

The President’s Club Matching Gift program is run by the Selective Insurance Group Foundation, a philanthropic affiliate of Selective Insurance Group, Inc.  Together with President’s Club agencies, such as Seely & Durland, the Foundation has supported thousands of community-based and national nonprofits in regions across the country since the initiative began in 2002.

“All of us at Seely & Durland strongly believe in their mission and hold a very special place in our hearts for Access and the wonderful work that they do for children and families in need,” said Garrett Durland, Managing Partner at Seely & Durland.  “As a President’s Club agency, we thank Selective for their generosity and commitment to the community with the Matching Gift program.”

The grant represents a $500 donation from Seely & Durland, matched by a $500 gift from The Selective Insurance Group Foundation. The grant will help Access’ mission to assist those with the challenges associated with developmental disabilities and behavioral health issues to live the healthiest and fullest lives possible.

“Our network of President’s Club agents has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to supporting their local communities in ways that reach far beyond their insurance enterprises,” said Chuck Musilli, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, Distribution Strategies, Selective. “Together with Seely & Durland, we are proud to award a grant to Access: Supports to help further its mission in supporting the greater Hudson Valley community.”

Now in its eighteenth year, the Selective President’s Club Matching Gift program has more than doubled in size and scale. It has grown from supporting organizations in 11 states in 2002 to reaching charities in 23 states and the District of Columbia in 2018. With the help of 94 of Selective’s top agencies, the program granted more than $45,000 to more than 100 charities in 2018. The initiative aims to support community-based organizations with a variety of missions such as civic organizations, conservation, and environmental agencies, educational entities, food banks and shelters, hospitals and hospice centers, military support services and others.

About Seely & Durland Insurance

Since their founding in 1934, Seely & Durland Insurance has become an industry leader by serving as a local partner with world-class insurance solutions. As an independent agency, they provide customers with a wide range of coverages and carriers to match their specific needs. A trusted part of the community for four generations, they have helped thousands of individuals, families, and businesses throughout the Hudson Valley region and Tri-State Area get the protection they need and the personal service and attention they deserve.

About Selective

Selective Insurance Group, Inc. is a holding company for ten property and casualty insurance companies rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best. Through independent agents, the insurance companies offer standard and specialty insurance for commercial and personal risks, and flood insurance underwritten by the National Flood Insurance Program. Selective maintains a website at


See the full press release in:

Warwick Valley Dispatch