Press Releases


April 22, 2016

Nationwide’s Make Safe Happen Program Releases Research on the State of Child Safety in U.S. Homes

Today, Nationwide released survey findings on the state of child safety in and around the home in conjunction with the company’s Make Safe Happen program, which is dedicated to reducing accidental injuries.


March 18, 2016

Make Safe Happen: Practice ‘Up and Away’ to Avoid Child Poisoning

Children have a way of getting into everything, including household items that can be dangerous for their health and safety. Each year, poison centers answer more than 1 million calls concerning a child under the age of 5, according to Safe Kids Worldwide. March 20 – 26 is National Poison Prevention Week.


January 19, 2016

Nationwide expands support of the American Red Cross as part of the company's Make Safe Happen Program

Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, has joined forces with the American Red Cross in an expanded partnership to drive awareness and promote two lifesaving Red Cross campaigns—the Home Fire Campaign and the Aquatics Centennial Campaign.


January 19, 2016

Nationwide’s Make Safe Happen Program Commits to Empower One Million Safety Actions

Today, Nationwide released an update on Make Safe Happen – the company's program dedicated to reducing accidental injuries among children. Through a letter from chief marketing officer Terrance Williams, the company shared the program’s impact to date and forward-looking plans.


November 02, 2015

Nationwide and the International Association of Fire Fighters partner to make trick-or-treat tradition safer for children

Nationwide and the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) launched a new partnership through Nationwide’s Make Safe Happen® program over the Halloween holiday.


October 23, 2015

Fun Safety Experience for Kids and Families Visits The Arizona State Fair

Families invited to learn more about home safety through interactive challenges. The Make Safe Happen Safety Experience is an interactive and fun way for children and their families to learn how to make their homes safer.


August 27, 2015

Fun Safety Experience for Kids Visits The Great New York State Fair

Families learn more about home safety through interactive challenges. The Make Safe Happen Safety Experience is an interactive and fun way for children and their families to learn how to make their homes safer.


August 27, 2015

Nationwide and USA Network deliver an important safety message

Nationwide is working with safety experts to help empower families to keep kids safe through its Make Safe Happen program. Our strong relationship with Nationwide Children’s Hospital is being featured in USA TV Network’s Change Makers series, beginning September 1.


August 20, 2015

Patient Champions highlight NCH 200 race weekend

Patients who check into Nationwide Children’s Hospital don’t usually have a lot to smile about. That all changed last weekend at the third annual Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 (NCH 200) NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.


July 17, 2015

Nationwide and Nickelodeon team together for bike safety message

Nationwide and Make Safe Happen partnered with Nickelodeon to produce a 30-second video for Kids’ Choice Sports 2015 on July 16.


July 06, 2015

Innovative Home Safety Exhibit Visits The Big Butler Fair

Families learned more about home safety through interactive challenges. The Make Safe Happen Safety Experience is an interactive and fun way for children and their families to learn how to make their homes safer.


July 02, 2015

Innovative Home Safety Exhibit Visits 35th Annual Fair Saint Louis

Families learned more about home safety through interactive challenges. The Make Safe Happen Safety Experience is an interactive and fun way for children and their families to learn how to make their homes safer.


June 19, 2015

Nationwide Foundation donates $10 million to Nationwide Children’s Hospital for genomics research

Nationwide aims to find out by helping Nationwide Children’s Hospital conduct research on childhood injury prevention and genomes — the blueprint of a human being.


June 18, 2015

Innovative Home Safety Exhibit Visits Des Moines Art Festival

Families learned more about home safety through interactive challenges. The Make Safe Happen Safety Experience is an interactive and fun way for children and their families to learn how to make their homes safer.


June 05, 2015

Thomas Davis participates in Coca Cola 600 festivities

Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis has devoted much of his playing career to making the dreams of needy children come true.


February 26, 2015

Nationwide Convenes Make Safe Happen Advisory Council

The country's top experts on child safety announced today they are joining Nationwide to form the Make Safe Happen Advisory Council. The Council will work together to help reduce the number one cause of deaths among children in the United States – preventable injuries. The Make Safe Happen Advisory Council will convene in the spring and its first charge will be to build an action plan from a new Safe Kids Worldwide study, made possible by funding from Nationwide.


January 23, 2015

Nationwide Launches Make Safe Happen to Reduce No. 1 Cause of Death Among Children

Nationwide today announced the launch of Make Safe Happen – a program focused on increasing awareness and providing tools to change home safety behavior. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), preventable injuries are the number one cause of death of children. Nationwide is committed to take action and increase awareness of the cause in partnership with leading experts and stakeholders.


May 27, 2014

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Receives $10 Million Gift From The Nationwide Insurance Foundation Establishing The Nationwide Pediatric Innovation Fund

Nationwide Children’s Hospital announced that it received a $10 million gift from the Nationwide Insurance Foundation. The gift established the Nationwide Pediatric Innovation Fund at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, supporting research and innovative projects advancing the science and practice of pediatric health care.


July 25, 2013

Nationwide Attends the 2013 National Urban League Conference

Nationwide Joins the National Urban League to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom


May 15, 2013

Magic Johnson Kicks off 2013 BLACK ENTERPRISE Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo with Nationwide Insurance and Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman

Basketball legend, entrepreneur and philanthropist Earvin “Magic” Johnson helped kick-off the 2013 BLACK ENTERPRISE Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo hosted by Nationwide Insurance. The conference is the nation’s premier business resource for African Americans and is being held for the first time in the conference’s history in Columbus, OH at the Columbus Convention Center.


May 07, 2013

Recent Analysis Indicates Cell Phone Distracted Driving Crashes Vastly Under-reported

The National Safety Council released findings from a recent analysis of national statistics on fatal motor vehicle crashes, in a report entitled, “Crashes Involving Cell Phones: Challenges of Collecting and Reporting Reliable Crash Data,” funded in part by Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.


March 02, 2013

Nationwide Insurance Donates $120,000 to CIAA Scholarship Fund

Nationwide Insurance, the official insurance provider of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), announced a $120,000 donation to the CIAA college scholarship fund. To date, Nationwide Insurance has contributed more than $700,000 to the CIAA scholarship fund that serves to benefit students at CIAA member schools.


November 13, 2012

Nationwide Insurance Partners With Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for Inaugural Nationwide Children's Hospital 200

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course announced a three-year partnership with Nationwide Insurance and Nationwide Children’s Hospital to bring the NASCAR Nationwide Series to Ohio for the first time.


November 02, 2012

Nationwide Insurance Foundation Announces $300,000 Donation to Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund for Sandy Response

Nationwide Insurance Foundation lends much needed financial and personal support to aid in the recovery efforts for millions left devastated by Sandy.


September 22, 2012

Nationwide Wins National Black MBA Association's 2012 Silver Torch Award

Nationwide Insurance awarded the Silver Torch Award from the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) for Nationwide’s workplace diversity initiatives encouraging minority professionals to advance in strategic organizational positions.


July 05, 2012

Nationwide Insurance Foundation Announces $100,000 Donation to Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund

To assist people across the country as they clean up from wildfires, storms in the Midwest and Mid Atlantic regions, and other recent disasters, the Nationwide Insurance Foundation announced today a $100,000 donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.