More votes means more money for Cognition

Published 9:58 am Thursday, August 4, 2022

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Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance announced that Johnson Insurance has earned a 2022 Make More Happen Award, which recognizes volunteer work with Cognition, demonstrating a commitment to making a positive impact in the community.

The award includes a $5,000 donation with a chance to double the amount to $10,000 that will benefit Cognition, a nonprofit that provides an interactive space that promotes exploration, learning, and innovation with the goal of investing in current and future generations.

The story of Johnson Insurance and Cognition will be spotlighted on the official Make More Happen microsite at where supporters can vote to help the team reach the donation goal. If the featured story receives at least 500 votes – shares to social media and comments on their story – the donation will be increased to $10,000.

   As one of the founding donors for Cognition, Johnson Insurance places a high value on cultivating local job opportunities through education, mental wellness and strong personal relationships.

Agency Vice President of Operations, Jessica Yarbrough, serves on the board of directors, volunteers with her team on field trips and provides financial donations.

“Cognition is a unique addition to our small town and plays a big part in cultivating the next generation by providing children a place for hands-on learning about science and the trades,” said Yarbrough. “We are forever grateful to receive this Make More Happen Award from Liberty Mutual and Safeco to provide Cognition of Davie County with much needed funds to continue their impactful work.”

The $10,000 donation will be invested in staff development and upgrading internal software systems. Cognition recognizes that an organization is only as strong as its people and wants to ensure that they will be led well for years to come by devoting to professional training.

Based in Davie County, Johnson’s agricultural insurance specialty has allowed it to expand over the last 15 years and it serves farmers and commercial agribusiness owners across the Southeast and Midwest.

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Cognition is a community-driven, interactive children’s museum and makerspace that promotes exploration, learning, and innovation with the goal of investing in current and future generations.

Cognition programs and exhibits all have a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) focus that enables learners of all ages to ask questions and discover the answers through adventurous play, investigative learning, and creative growth.

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