As an organization and individuals, we believe in giving back to the community in which we live and work. We do this through several community programs.
Partee Insurance Scholarships
Everyone at Partee Insurance Associates proudly supports education. Over the years we have developed a close relationship with Cal State Fullerton’s Mihaylo College of Business & Economics. Our scholarships provide financial assistance to students interested in studying and working in the insurance field. Our entire staff contributes to two scholarships each year to help build the future of our industry and help students earn their college degree. It is a great honor to be able to have both scholarships presented at Cal State Fullerton’s Scholarship awards ceremony.
In 2008, the employees of Partee Insurance Associates created the Wayne M. Partee Scholarship to assist students enrolled in their Insurance Studies program. Each year, agents and staff members contribute to this scholarship honoring their employer. After the untimely death of a valued employee, Mr. & Mrs. Wayne M. Partee also created a Partee Employee Scholarship honoring Kelley Young who worked as an Account Manager for Partee Insurance for 13 years.
Operation Santa Clothes
Partee Insurance has been participating in the Operation Santa Clothes since 2000. Operation Santa Clothes was founded in 1994 by the Covina Sunrise Rotary Club to provide clothes and shoes for children in need at local elementary schools. Today the organization provides more than just clothes for children in need. Their mission is to provide for the welfare of disadvantaged children, including building self-esteem and providing the necessities of life, character development, social skill development, family assistance, mentoring, recreation, and health care.
Partee Insurance and other organizations in the local community give to this organization, in part, for a very simple reason - to put a smile on children’s face and help them make lasting memories. Each year, elementary school children are taken to a local store where they are able to pick out new clothes and new shoes. For many of them it’s their first time picking out clothes for themselves in a store.
Operation Santa Clothes has provided new clothes and shoes to nearly 25,000 children since it began. This year 1,500 children received help. Our team volunteers every year with Operation Santa Clothes in some capacity, including taking children to the store. Their enthusiasm and delight makes us all smile. It is an amazing feeling to return to the office after a morning spent witnessing the joy and excitement these children experience. We consider the opportunity a blessing for everyone, not just the children.
Field of Valor
Beginning in 2012 Wayne Partee has been working with Linda Logan to host the Covina Rotary's Field of Valor. Over 2,000 three by five foot flags on eight foot poles are displayed at Sierra Vista Middle School in Covina. This takes place over the week of Veterans Day Nov. 11th each year. We have field trips for school children and are open to the public until 9pm each day. Most days and most times you will find either Wayne or Linda in the Field. What has the field accomplished in the first five years? We have raised over $250,000 which has helped veterans and people currently serving and the families of deployed military. We have even helped homeless veterans get back on their feet and find housing. The team at Partee Insurance has volunteered each year to help make this a successful project. We are proud to be of service to the people of the East San Gabriel Valley.