Tuesday, June 5, 2018

University of Georgia Terry College of Business - Recognized for Value

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The owner of an Allstate Insurance agency in Georgia, Christopher Lowell Jackson reached Allstate’s Inner Circle for 10 consecutive years. Christopher Lowell Jackson holds a master of business administration from the University of Georgia Terry College of Business, which recently was recognized by U.S. News & World Report for its return on investment for graduates. 

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the full-time MBA program at the University of Georgia Terry College of Business sixth on its list of full-time programs where graduates go on to earn $100,000 or more per year. The ranking takes into consideration graduates’ salary and signing bonus as well as their debt after graduation. In 2017, graduates of the full-time program at the Terry College of Business earned $104,464 on average, including signing bonus, and their average debt was $33,625. This translates to a debt ratio of 3.1 to 1. 

The Terry College of Business was the only school in Georgia to make the list. The program tied for sixth place with the Brigham Young University Marriott School of Management.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

BGCNCG Serves Rising Number of Foster Children

Christopher Lowell Jackson is an award-winning agency owner with Allstate Insurance in Greensboro, Georgia. In addition to his work as an agent, Christopher Lowell Jackson serves as a membership chair for the Greene and Putnam County Rotary Club and as a member of the Greene and Putnam County Chamber of Commerce. He has offered his agency’s services in support of area charitable organizations including the local Boys and Girls Club. 

The Boys and Girls Clubs of America aims to create a space where young people can gather and gain skills to help them be healthy and find success in their lives. The Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia (BGCNCG) president and CEO Bob Mackey recently commented on the organization’s impact during a time when the number of foster children in the US is rising rapidly. 

While 7,600 children were in foster care in 2013, that number rose above 13,000 in 2016. This is due in part to the nation's opioid crisis, which is putting children and families at risk. While government resources for children and families are being stretched under the crisis, the need for organizations like the BGCNCG has greatly increased. In 2017, the BGCNCG served 500 foster children, and that number is expected to continue to rise in the coming years.

Friday, May 4, 2018

The LOABA Fran Faxon Scholarship Fund

Former Allstate Insurance agency owner Christopher Lowell Jackson received a number of awards and honors for his work during his time at the Greensboro, Georgia-based company. Christopher Lowell Jackson serves as an associate member of the Lake Oconee Area Builders Association (LOABA), which offers a scholarship through the Fran Faxon Scholarship Fund. 

Scholarships cover a single year of study, although students may reapply each subsequent school year for continued funding. Funds may go towards expenses for tuition, fees, books, and any tools or special supplies required for study. The scholarship honors building industry veteran Francis G. Faxon, who made multiple significant contributions to the Lake Oconee Area. 

Eligible applicants include the children, grandchildren, or spouse of a living or deceased employee of a LOABA company. Applicants must also be applying for or enrolled as a full-time student at a certified technical school or accredited post-secondary institution. Lastly, they must possess a C-grade average or better at the time they apply. 

Members of the Trustees of the Fund establish award amounts on an annual basis and select recipients based on their career goals, academic excellence, letter of recommendation, and other services and activities. Funds for the scholarship come from donations and contributions from LOABA and individual fundraisers.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

University of Georgia Alumni Association Michael J. Bryan Award

A veteran insurance professional, Christopher Lowell Jackson spent more than a decade as the owner of an Allstate Insurance Agency in Greensboro, Georgia. In honor of his achievements in the field, Christopher Lowell Jackson was recognized as a member of the Bulldog 100, an honor given out by the University of Georgia Alumni Association

An organization representing the interests of the more than 300,000 living alumni of the University of Georgia, the University of Georgia Alumni Association offers career development, networking, and other programs to members. Each year, the Alumni Association also recognizes the Bulldog 100, a list honoring the fastest-growing companies owned by Georgia alumni. Additionally, the association presents the Michael J. Bryan Award.

Michael J. Bryan founded and owned wine-related businesses in Atlanta, and he stood out for appearing on the Bulldog 100 each year since the program’s inception. After Mr. Bryan passed away from cancer in 2017, the Alumni Association honored his memory by creating an award and a scholarship fund in his honor. 

Each year, the Alumni Association will present the award to a Bulldog 100 member who best exemplifies the traits of Mr. Bryan. Additionally, once the fund reaches a total of $50,000, the Alumni Association will begin bestowing an annual scholarship to an up-and-coming business leader enrolled at the University of Georgia.

Monday, March 26, 2018

The Allstate Foundation’s Purple Purse Program

A University of Georgia alumnus, Christopher Lowell Jackson is a successful professional in the insurance industry that has served as a board member on Allstate’s Regional Advisory Board in addition to an advisory board for the Georgia Insurance Commission. Also a member of the Bulldog 100 list of fastest growing businesses, Christopher Lowell Jackson owns an Allstate Insurance agency in Greensboro.

Founded in 1931, Allstate has grown to become the largest publicly held property and casualty insurer in the United States. The company holds approximately $107.7 billion in assets and serves more than 16 million households across the country. In addition to this business success, Allstate operates a foundation that strives to reduce teen driving fatalities, empower youth, and end domestic violence. 

In regards to ending domestic violence, the Allstate Foundation operates the Purple Purse Program. The initiative supports and encourages fundraising at domestic violence organizations at the local, state, and national levels, with the intent of financially empowering victims of domestic abuse. In addition, the foundation provides financial and college tools to help survivors break free from abusive situations. 

Since its founding in 2005, the Purple Purse program has raised over $55 million in support of the well-being and security of domestic violence victims.