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A large Northwestern insurer is celebrating its 100th anniversary by doing good works.

Standard Insurance Company, a unit of StanCorp Financial Group Inc., Portland, Ore., is setting up the Standard Charitable Foundation and starting a 1-year long community involvement program, the company says.

Employees will contribute at least 10,000 hours of volunteer service to 16 nonprofit organizations this year, Standard says.

Leo Samuel founded Standard Feb. 24, 1906.