Schaumburg, IL (June 16, 2014) - Assurance and The Bancroft School (formerly Chicago Education Project) are excited to announce the launch of a new marketing partnership. The three-year contract, effective through March 31, 2017, details combined efforts that the organizations will make to provide educational resources to the teachers, school districts and communities The Bancroft School serves.

Val Belmonte, President and CEO of The Bancroft School, commented on the new partnership: “Nonprofits today are turning to a number of different marketing tools to grow and drive their brand and mission. It’s a privilege and honor to team up with Assurance who is not only a great company and strong marketing partner, but also a group of amazing professionals who embrace The Bancroft School mission. On behalf of The Bancroft School community, I want to thank Tony Chimino, CEO, and Dan Klaras, President, for their support and commitment to our students.”

The partnership will include event sponsorships, corporate hospitality opportunities, co-branding and digital cross promotions. Additionally, Assurance and The Bancroft School will work together to provide educational resources and training sessions to the community in an effort to strengthen relationships with educational partners.

“Assurance is looking forward to a fulfilling partnership with The Bancroft School, one that strengthens both of our brands and also creates new educational opportunities to teach our surrounding communities,” stated Tony Chimino. Assurance will be the Official Lecture Series Title Sponsor for The Bancroft School’s lecture series going forward.

About Assurance:
Assurance is among the largest and most awarded independent insurance brokerages in the U.S. A “Top 50” broker and repeated national “Best Place to Work” winner, Assurance creates value by minimizing risk and maximizing health for 6,000 businesses and individuals across the country. The company is headquartered in Schaumburg, IL with centralized office locations in Chicago, IL and St. Louis, MO. Visit Assurance at www.assuranceagency.com.

About The Bancroft School:
The Bancroft School is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization approved by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) as a non-public special education facility that services children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, PDD-NOS, emotional/behavioral disorders, specific learning disabilities, developmental disabilities, and other health impairments. www.thebancroftschool.org.