Axis Insurance Services Helps CUMAC

Axis Insurance Services is proud to be support CUMAC Echo in Paterson New Jersey. Axis and PL Risk employees have spent the last month gathering food to help the many people who may not otherwise be able to get through the holidays. Together, they were able to donate close to 700 pounds of goods to donate to this organization and were able to deliver it to the food pantry on December 19th.

Mike Smith, CEO of Axis Insurance Services commented on their food drive. “I have supported CUMAC for a very long time, both personally and professionally. Our employees have participated in this drive for several years and continue to impress with how much they donate. We hope to continue our endeavors with this wonderful organization.”

About Axis

Formed in 1999, Axis Insurance Services, LLC is a nationwide leader in the professional and management liability insurance industry, developing innovative risk management solutions for today’s evolving businesses. We offer insurance programs to a broad array of professionals and industries, including insurance agents/brokers, attorneys, commercial real estate firms, technology, healthcare/medical, financial institutions, architects/engineers, consulting firms, media, and many others.

Given our strong presence among insurance agents and brokers, it only made sense to create a wholesale division: We launched PLRisk in 2014 and today the two firms provide retail and wholesale coverage solutions for Cyber Liability & Privacy/Network Security, Errors and Omissions, Directors and Officers, Employment Practices Liability, Commercial Crime and Fiduciary coverage.


CUMAC began its mission in the late 1970s when Hugh Dunlop, a Paterson teacher, noticed that his students could not focus in school due to a lack of adequate nutrition. With the helping hands of his church congregation, he began to collect food donations and started to chip away at the problem of hunger with his students and meet their needs. Hugh soon realized that the problem he saw among his students extended far beyond his classroom but was and still is embedded in the community. A small pantry was created in Paterson to start alleviating this burden on individuals and families in his community. 

In 1985, the Center of United Methodist Aid to the Community Ecumenically Concerned with Helping Others, CUMAC/ECHO, was incorporated.