Owner of Davis & Towle Insurance Group Recognized for Contributions to NH Educational Institution


On Friday October 1st, 2021, New England College (NEC) presented the honorary alumni award to Jeffrey Towle, president of Davis & Towle Insurance Group. The award is given to a deserving non-alumni member of the New England College community, recognizing the individual’s outstanding loyalty, dedication, and service beyond expectation.

“Jeffrey Towle has been a stalwart member of the board of trustees at New England College since 1996, serving on numerous committees including development, infrastructure, audit, and trusteeship,” said Bill Deptula, Vice President of NEC.

Deptula went on to acknowledge Jeffrey and the Davis & Towle Insurance organization as a critical corporate partner that the college has relied on for their insurance needs over the years. As a parent of two New England College alumni, Jeffrey was further celebrated as a generous benefactor to several of the College’s most important and pressing needs.

The ceremony took place at Putnam Performing Arts Center where his son, Ryan Towle, provided opening remarks regarding his father’s impact on the community, and involvement with New England College. He lightheartedly joked about his father’s lifelong aversion to public recognition, before going on to explain the steadfast nature of Jeffrey Towle’s commitment to the Henniker community, and his ongoing legacy of giving back.

When speaking on the cornerstone values that his father has taught him, Ryan Towle said, “I have learned (to) be thoughtful when you give. Give where you foresee the greatest impact in a positive way, making a difference in people’s lives…Be a leader and a role model. In that, inspire others to give and make investments in our communities and institutions”.

About Davis & Towle Insurance Group:

Davis & Towle Insurance Group, founded in 1954, is one of New Hampshire’s largest locally owned, independent insurance agencies. They proudly meet their client’s needs with a wide range of personal and business insurance solutions, from top-rated carriers.

Ryan Towle presenting NEC award

Ryan Towle providing opening remarks before the award presentation for Jeffrey Towle

Jeffrey Towle Award At New England College

Jeffrey Towle Presented Honorary Alumni Award by the New England College community in October of 2021