SOURCE: Sheilah A. Doyle Foundation

September 11, 2012 11:00 ET

The Sheilah A. Doyle Foundation Receives Community Impact Grant From New York Life

OAKBROOK, IL--(Marketwire - Sep 11, 2012) - The Sheilah A. Doyle Foundation ( announced today that it was awarded a $15,000 Community Impact Grant from New York Life to sponsor the second Comfort Zone Camp, a camp for bereaved children, in Illinois. 

"We are grateful for New York Life's continued investment in our program. Our hope is to help the children we serve know that they are not alone," said President of The Sheilah A. Doyle Foundation Board and Executive Director Kevin Doyle.

"New York Life is proud to support The Sheilah A. Doyle Foundation, a local organization that transforms a child's future by providing support and assistance to children ages 7-17 whose parent, legal guardian, or sibling fell victim to homicide," said David N. Nelson, partner of New York Life's Western Illinois General Office and a Sheilah A. Doyle Foundation board member. "It's gratifying to work for a company that strongly encourages its agents and employees to give their time and talents to help make a difference in the community."

The Community Impact Grant program awards grants of up to $25,000 to local nonprofit organizations which address the needs of the community and are supported by New York Life agents and employees. Two hundred eight grants totaling nearly $2.5 million have been awarded since the program's inception in 2008.

About The Sheilah A. Doyle Foundation
The Sheilah A. Doyle Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides support and assistance to children ages 7-17 whose parent, legal guardian, or sibling fell victim to homicide. Through our partnership with Comfort Zone Camp ( and our college scholarship program, we believe that we can transform a child's tragedy into a bright future. For more information, please visit

About New York Life
New York Life Insurance Company, a Fortune 100 company founded in 1845, is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States* and one of the largest life insurers in the world. New York Life has the highest possible financial strength ratings currently awarded to any life insurer from all four of the major credit rating agencies: A.M. Best (A++), Fitch (AAA), Moody's Investors Service (Aaa), Standard & Poor's (AA+).** Headquartered in New York City, New York Life's family of companies offers life insurance, retirement income, investments and long-term care insurance. New York Life Investments*** provides institutional asset management and retirement plan services. Other New York Life affiliates provide an array of securities products and services, as well as retail mutual funds. Please visit New York Life's Web site at for more information.

*Based on revenue as reported by "Fortune 500 ranked within Industries, Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual)," Fortune magazine, May 21, 2012. See for methodology.
** Source: Third Party Ratings Reports as of 6/22/12.
***New York Life Investments is a service mark used by New York Life Investment Management Holdings LLC and its subsidiary, New York Life Investment Management LLC

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