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Charity Announced for 2020 Golf Classic

October 4, 2019

Merchants Bonding Company Foundation’s, Bill Warner Sr. Memorial Charity Golf Classic will proudly raise money for the Vision to Learn program sponsored by Variety -  the Children’s Charity of Iowa and United Way of Central Iowa.  “We are excited to support the program,” said Bill Warner Jr. COO and Board Secretary for Merchants Bonding Company, “The goal of giving every child a chance to succeed in school and in life resonates with all of our associates.  Many of us understand the challenges for parents whose children need glasses.” 


The 6th Bill Warner Sr. Memorial Charity Golf Classic will be held Monday September 21, 2020 at both Wakonda and Glen Oaks Country Clubs to accommodate the growing number of participants. “We strive to make it a first class event, worthy of the more than 200 golfers and the additional reception guests,” said Vice President of Marketing Therese Wielage. 


The bi-annual event began in 2010 and in the five tournaments since, has raised more than $600,000 for Iowa charities. Merchants’ charity golf classic began in memory of Bill Warner Sr. who was a leader in the surety industry.  Surety professionals from 26 states travel to Des Moines and join local golfers to help raise money.  “We have been humbled and honored by the response,” said Larry Taylor, chairman of the board and president of Merchants. “Not only does it help the charity, but it gives our associates and our industry a great chance to give back. We are also delighted to show Des Moines our little known industry’s spirit of giving and showcase Des Moines to people from across the country.” 


Merchants Bonding Company was founded in Des Moines in 1933 and is led by fourth generation family members. Merchants Bonding is among the top 15 surety companies in the United States with an A.M. Best Rating of “A” excellent or better for 62 consecutive years. Merchants Bonding corporate offices are in West Des Moines, Iowa and it has offices in the cities of Austin, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco, San Diego, Seattle, Carlsbad and Tampa. 


For More Information: 

Therese Wielage, VP Marketing 

Merchants Bonding Company 

Direct: 515-558-8721 

Email: twielage@merchantsbonding.com 

Web: www.merchantsbonding.com