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The Standard's Volunteer Expo Returns to Fountain Square for its Eighth Year

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Free annual event helps connect nonprofits with local volunteers and
supporters

On Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, Cincinnati's largest volunteer expo returns
to Fountain Square for its eighth consecutive year. The Volunteer Expo,
presented by Standard Insurance Company (The Standard), is a free event
with more than 40 participating nonprofits in one place. The expo was
created by The Standard to help community members connect with
nonprofits and learn about service and donation opportunities that match
their skills and interests.

From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Volunteer Expo attendees can meet with and
learn about a wide variety of nonprofits that make a difference in the
community. Participating organizations represent the arts, culture, the
environment, animal welfare, health, human services and more. If you've
ever wanted to make a difference but weren't sure how, the Volunteer
Expo is a great place to start – whether you're looking for a one-time
volunteer opportunity or a longer-term commitment.

"The nonprofit organizations featured at the Cincinnati Volunteer Expo
have an invaluable impact on our communities, and they count on the
public's support and involvement to achieve their missions," said Greg
Ness, chairman, president and CEO of The Standard. "We're proud to host
the annual Volunteer Expo because when people find the volunteer
opportunity that matches their skills or passions, everyone wins."

The Volunteer Expo also kicks off The Standard's annual Employee Giving
Campaign. The campaign takes place in September and encourages employees
to support schools and nonprofit organizations of their choosing. During
the 2018 campaign, employee contributions will again be matched 2:1 up
to $5,000 per employee, for a total gift of up to $15,000 per employee
to the school or nonprofit the employee chooses. The 2017 campaign broke
previous company records, exceeding $4.4 million. It impacted more than
1,700 schools and nonprofit organizations across the United States,
including the Dragonfly Foundation, Habitat for Humanity and the Ronald
McDonald House.

Join us for the 2018 Volunteer Expo on Wednesday, Aug. 29, from 11:30
a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Fountain Square, located at the intersection of
Fifth Street and Vine in downtown Cincinnati. The event is open to the
public and free of charge. Learn more at www.standard.com/volunteer.

About The Standard

The Standard is a leading provider of financial products and services,
including group and individual disability insurance, group life and
accidental death and dismemberment insurance, group dental and vision
insurance, absence management services, retirement plans products and
services and individual annuities. For more information about The
Standard, visit www.standard.com.

The Standard is the marketing name for StanCorp Financial Group, Inc.,
and its subsidiaries: Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life
Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, Inc.,
StanCorp Mortgage Investors, Inc., StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc.,
StanCorp Real Estate, LLC, and StanCorp Equities, Inc.

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