Axis Insurance Services, LLC to attend CUMAC Echo’s Annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

Axis Insurance Services, LLC (Axis) is thrilled to announce its participation in CUMAC Echo’s Annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast, scheduled to take place at the Paterson Museum on April 26th. Among those attending this esteemed event will be CEO Mike Smith, Charity Coordinator Joe Ferri, Vice President Heather Verdui and Kristen Westerduin and Kiara Guzman. This annual breakfast serves as a heartfelt celebration dedicated to the numerous volunteers who play an indispensable role in CUMAC's mission of aiding those in need. With the assistance of these volunteers, CUMAC can provide vital support to thousands of individuals who rely on their services. Axis proudly contributes to this cause by offering monthly volunteers as part of its diverse outreach initiatives.

Reflecting on Axis's longstanding commitment to CUMAC, CEO Mike Smith expressed, “For almost two decades, we have been steadfast supporters of CUMAC, contributing through initiatives such as food drives, volunteer efforts, fundraising campaigns, and raising awareness about the invaluable work of this organization. We are committed to continuing our support for many years to come.”

As we eagerly anticipate the forthcoming Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast, we extend our sincere gratitude to the dedicated volunteers whose unwavering commitment continues to drive positive change within our communities. Together, we can make a difference.


CUMAC commenced its mission in the late 1970s when Paterson teacher Hugh Dunlop identified that his students were struggling to concentrate in school due to inadequate nutrition. Mobilizing the support of his church congregation, he initiated food donation drives to address this issue among his students. Recognizing that hunger was a pervasive problem extending beyond the confines of his classroom, Hugh established a small pantry in Paterson to provide assistance to individuals and families in need. In 1985, the Center of United Methodist Aid to the Community Ecumenically Concerned with Helping Others (CUMAC/ECHO) was formally incorporated to further this humanitarian endeavor.

About Axis

Established in 1999, Axis Insurance Services, LLC has emerged as a leading provider of professional and management liability insurance solutions nationwide. Specializing in developing innovative risk management strategies tailored to the evolving needs of modern businesses, we offer comprehensive insurance programs across various sectors, including insurance agents/brokers, attorneys, commercial real estate firms, technology companies, healthcare/medical providers, financial institutions, architects/engineers, consulting firms, media entities, and more. Recognizing the demand within the insurance landscape, we established PLRisk in 2014, our wholesale division, which collaborates with Axis to deliver retail and wholesale coverage solutions encompassing Cyber Liability & Privacy/Network Security, Errors and Omissions, Directors and Officers, Employment Practices Liability, Commercial Crime, and Fiduciary coverage.

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