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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Washington, D.C. – September 27, 2011 – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) announced that The Allstate Foundation and the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) are finalists for the Best Partnership Award, a category in the prestigious annual Corporate Citizenship Awards program.

The Allstate Foundation and NNEDV are recognized for their collaboration to provide services available to help domestic violence survivors better understand their personal finances and build assets. Nearly one in 4 women in the United States experience domestic violence during their lifetime. And, research shows that lacking financial knowledge and resources are the main reasons why victims of domestic violence return to or remain in abusive relationships.

The Best Partnership category honors companies and charitable organizations for working together to address important social issues. The winner of this award is determined by online public voting at www.corporatecitizenshipvote.com. Voting in the 2011 competition began Sept. 19 and will continue until 11:59 p.m. EDT on Oct. 28.

“The results of the Allstate-NNEDV partnership are not only impressive, but they also meet an incredible social need while increasing financial literacy and independence for women. This is why the U.S. Chamber is honored to recognize them as a finalist in the Best Partnership category of the 2011 Citizens Awards,” said U.S. Chamber Founder and Executive Director Stephen Jordan.

In 2010, more than 15,000 votes were cast to select the winning partnership. The 2011 winner will be announced on Nov. 17 at a celebratory event hosted at the U.S. Chamber headquarters in Washington, D.C.

“Building financial know-how is critical for everyone, but for domestic violence survivors it can be life-saving,” said Joan Walker, Allstate executive vice president. “The Allstate Foundation and the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) are working to provide survivors with information and resources to help rebuild their lives, and we hope this recognition from the U.S. Chamber will help us in those efforts.”

Full information about the U.S. Chamber BCLC Corporate Citizenship Awards is available at http.bclc.uschamber.com/awards.

The Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) is affiliated with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, serving as the business community’s resource and voice for social and philanthropic interests. Its mission is to advance the positive role of business in society. The U.S. Chamber is the world’s largest business federation representing more than 3 million businesses and organizations of every size, sector, and region.

About The Allstate Foundation
Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL). Through partnerships with nonprofit organizations across the country, The Allstate Foundation brings the relationships, reputation and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people’s well-being and prosperity. With a focus on teen safe driving and building financial independence for domestic violence survivors, The Allstate Foundation also promotes safe and vital communities; tolerance, inclusion, and diversity; and economic empowerment. For more information, visit www.AllstateFoundation.org.

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Contact Info:

Kate Hollcraft
kate.hollcraft@allstate.com
(847) 402-5600

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