One of Boca’s biggest employers has a 20-year history supporting the United Way.
NCCI, short for The National Council on Compensation Insurance, just appointed Allen Boyd II chair of the 2019 United Way campaign. United Way is the signature program of NCCI’s charitable initiative, NCCI Cares. The nation’s largest repository of workers compensation information, NCCI employs 900 people, including field workers. Most work in their building off Congress Avenue.
Q: What do you do for the firm, and how long have you worked at NCCI?
A: I’m a senior regulatory business analyst. I’ve worked here for 3 and a half years.
Q: Explain NCCI Cares.
A: You have six connections for how you want to be involved in serving the community. It’s an employee-driven concept for ideas. There’s a menu of options and we vote on local agencies we want to support. We have volunteer time off. There’s 40 paid hours to serve our community each year. It gets even better. There’s additional eight hours for a day of giving.
Q: What did you choose?
A: The first thing I did was volunteer to work for Habitat for Humanity [of South Palm Beach County] on a house in Boynton Beach. I would do it again and make it three years straight. I’ve been involved with the United Way since my first year here.
Q: Why did do you think you were chosen?
A: I felt privileged and humbled by the invitation. I’m motivated by doing things I love. My heart most desires to take care of people.
Q: What will you do now as chairman?
A: I’ll put a team together to make our UW campaign a win for the community. There’s a combination of events, raffles, competitive games pay-to-play. It’s all about having a good time while doing a good service. There are campaign volunteer opportunities like setting up and tearing down.
Q: Do you set a financial goal?
A: At least $10,000 more than last year. All together NCCI raised $230,000. I want to raise at least $240,000.
Q: What does this mean to you personally?
A: I want [our] people to be cheerful givers and be touched by seeing the needs. The homeless population. People who live paycheck to paycheck. I want their stories to touch people beyond this campaign. I want people to give more of their time, talent and money and stay plugged in.
By Marci Shatzman