Photo credit: Ronelle Funk Insurance
– “Financial Control: The Hidden Abuse”
“Ronelle Funk, owner of two successful local insurance agencies, is determined to raise awareness of domestic violence and one of its key weapons—financial abuse.
One of her top priorities is being a member of the Allstate Against Abuse Team—men and women who volunteer as advocates for domestic violence survivors. She dedicates a lot of her energy to domestic violence awareness efforts every fall as well as throughout the year, speaking to groups, teaching classes, raising money and distributing information to open eyes and opportunities for women who have been trapped by abuse.
Ronelle teaches a financial literacy class at the YWCA of Olympia to give women independence and the ability to ward off or escape financial abuse. Ronelle’s background in insurance and in life motivate her to help women understand and manage their personal finances and prepare for their future.”
“‘It’s my duty as a trusted insurance advisor to make sure customers’ livelihoods, assets, families and loved ones are protected,’ said Ronelle whose Yelm office was recently voted the Best Insurance Agency and Customer Service in the Nisqually Valley News. ‘As a woman, I feel very strongly that women need to be informed so no one can take advantage of them. I want women to be empowered with information so that they have more choices,'” by Barb Lally, Thurston Talk.