The Partners Group, a leading Northwest based financial and insurance consulting firm, chose the Boys & Girls Club of King County as the beneficiary of the Partners in Giving Program. The Boys and Girls Club received a $5,000 donation from Nationwide on behalf of The Partners Group. The donation will be used toward youth programs including education, health skills, sports, and fitness.

The Partners in Giving Program allows companies in the Nationwide® Private Client group the opportunity to give a charitable donation in their local communities. “The Partners Group fully believes in the mission of the Boys and Girls Club and all they have done for the kids and teenagers in our community,” says Mike Gano, Managing Partner at The Partners Group. “We strongly value building today’s younger generation for tomorrow’s future as positive contributors to society.”

Samantha Balin, Personal Insurance Advisor at The Partners Group, describes the day “We had a great afternoon hanging out with the kids at the Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club, practicing the Nationwide jingle, and touring their wonderful facility. It really gave us a feel for how impactful this organization (The Boys and Girls Club) has been to local families for many years.”

About the Boys and Girls Club of King County: The Boys and Girls Club of King County offers involvement in club programs and services that promote and enhance young people’s development by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. The Boys and Girls Club of King County has been recognized nationally for programs that help kids: prepare for high school graduation and college, explore career paths, develop leadership skills, care for their community, engage in positive behaviors, expand their creativity, learn healthy lifestyle options and then make smart choices.

About The Partners Group: Founded in 1981, The Partners Group has been serving the financial and insurance needs of employers, medical professionals, and successful individuals for over 30 years. We are an independent consulting firm with services including employee benefits, business consulting, retirement planning and investment services, commercial and individual insurance. The Partners Group has offices in Bellevue, WA; Portland, OR; Lake Oswego, OR; Bend, OR; and Bozeman, MT. For more information, please visit 800-722-6339.

About Nationwide and Nationwide® Private Client: Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. The company provides a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto, commercial, homeowners, farm and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities, and mutual funds; banking and mortgages; pet, motorcycle, and boat insurance. For more information, visit