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Detroit’s Pope Francis Center Presented Donation, Oswald Companies Recognized in Liberty Mutual® and Safeco Insurance® Make More Happen™ Awards

oswaldcompanies April 15, 2020

Oswald Companies, a full-service risk management and employee benefits brokerage firm in Bloomfield Hills, was recently recognized as a “2020 Make More Happen Awards” honoree, presented by Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance. The award recognizes our Michigan office’s volunteer work with Pope Francis Center, a nonprofit organization providing life-saving services with love and dignity for the homeless in downtown Detroit, and includes a $10,000 donation that will directly benefit them.

Cathy Kosin, Market Leader of Oswald Companies’ Michigan branch, first became involved with the Pope Francis Center two years ago. Since then, she and her team have not missed a month of volunteering their services. which includes preparing and serving food, collecting donations, distributing essential items, laundering clothes, participating in fundraisers and more.

The center provides hot meals, showers, hygiene and clothing items, laundry access, legal advice, medical care and much more to Detroit’s homeless and underserved populations. The $10,000 donation will be used in a variety of ways to support these services including hot meals, hot showers, and electricity for one month, along with enhancing their meditation space and new fitness and recreation equipment.

“Pope Francis Center isn’t just meeting the physical needs of those who have been forgotten. They are also supporting them emotionally, and we are happy to support them without judgement,” said Kosin. “Because we feel so personally committed to Pope Francis Center, we are truly grateful to Liberty Mutual and Safeco for the Make More Happen Award. It is an incredible opportunity for our community to work together to provide Pope Francis Center with the much-needed funds to support their important work.”

By visiting,, community members can read the full story about Pope Francis Center and Oswald Companies work together and what the $10,000 donation will be used for.

About Oswald Companies

Founded in 1893, Cleveland-based and employee-owned, Oswald is one of the nation’s largest independent insurance brokerage firms. As a proud Partner of Assurex Global, the world’s largest association of privately held insurance brokers, our risk management professionals service and support the needs of our clients worldwide. Learn more at

About Liberty Mutual Insurance

Liberty Mutual’s purpose is to help people embrace today and confidently pursue tomorrow. The promise we make to our customers throughout the world is to provide protection for the unexpected, delivered with care.

In business since 1912, and headquartered in Boston, Mass., today we are the fifth largest global property and casualty insurer based on 2018 gross written premium. We also rank 75th on the fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the U.S. based on 2018 revenue. We employ nearly 50,000 people in 30 countries and economies around the world. We offer a wide range of small commercial insurance products and services through our independent agent partners, including business owners policy, comprehensive business package, inland marine, workers compensation and more.

About Safeco Insurance

In business since 1923, Safeco Insurance sells personal automobile, homeowners and specialty products through a network of more than 10,000 independent insurance agencies throughout the United States. Safeco is a Liberty Mutual Insurance company. You can learn more about us by visiting and

About Pope Francis Center

The Pope Francis Center provides services to the city’s homeless from our location in the heart of downtown Detroit. The Center operates thanks to the generosity of people like you from the surrounding community. For more information, please visit