The Lighthouse Project

The Smith Insurance Lighthouse Project is an employee run committee formed to oversee the community partnership and donation incentive in which Smith Insurance has been engaged for many years. Over two month intervals, the Lighthouse Project raises money by “Casual Friday” donations and half day-off raffles which is matched by the company, along with special events. Since the committee’s inception in 2011, The Lighthouse Project has presented over $40,000 in donations to local individuals and organizations in need.

 The Employees of Smith Insurance, through The Lighthouse Project, are committed to improving the community through a variety of fund raising initiatives. 

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Featured Charity

The Tommy Toy fund is a local organization designed to provide holiday gifts for low income families. The Tommy Toy Fund Concept began in with a letter written to the Editor of the Norwich Bulletin from a little girl who explained that her Mother did not have enough money to purchase Christmas Gifts. She was looking for assistance in providing gifts for her younger brother who was too young to understand the circumstances of such grown up problems. From that letter an annual tradition has grown. Each year over 3000 children receive gifts that they may have not received without this program.

Lighthouse Project Past Donations

Below is a listing of Lighthouse Project donations:

  • The Brain Injury Alliance
  • Community Speaks Out
  • Care & Share of East Lyme, CT
  • SafeFutures
  • Babies Heart Run
  • High Hopes
  • Aliance for Living
  • The Riverfront Children’s Center
  • Success on Skateboards
  • The Irvine Family Fund
  • Brian T Dagle Memorial Foundation, Inc.
  • Tommy Toy Fund.
  • Brain Injury Alliance of CT
  • The Arc New London County
  • Austin’s Wheelchair
  •  The Child & Family Agency of SECT
  •  Brianna Dzieken Fund
  •  Caroline’s Miracle Foundation
  •  Reliance House
  •  Lawrence & Memorial Pond House
  •  Tommy Toy Fund
  •  The Cioci-Seidel Family Fund


  •  Gemma E Moran Food Center
  •  LYMI Fund (Love You Mean It) for Amy Jones
  •  The Cove: Center for Grieving Children
  •  The New London Homeless Hospitality Center
  •  Glenn Landers Fund
  •  Melissa Laribee Fund
  •  Tommy Toy Fund


  •  Convenant Shelter of New London
  •  Sensations Charitable Foundation
  •  Terri Brodeur Foundation
  •  East Lyme Police Cadets
  • Brain Injury Alliance of CT
  •  Children’s Museum of Southeastern Connecticut
  •  Toys for Tots


  •  Women’s Center of SECT
  •  Cactus Jack Foundation for Tyler Dyer
  •  Zane Mugavero Fund
  •  Morgan Santangelo Fund
  •  The Mill Foundation
  • Keelan Breen Budds Memorial Fund
  •  Team Chelsea
  •  Melanie Maurice Fund
  •  Hospice of SECT
  •  Haitian Health Foundation
  •  KidPacks of America
  •  Dances with Wood
  •  March of Dimes
  •  Gemma Moran Food Bank
  •  Marines Toys for Tots