Gambino assists local nonprofits such as the Purple Purse Foundation, which has raised more than $60 million for domestic abuse survivors.

Tony Gambino took over ownership of Allstate Insurance, 43 W. Slade Street in downtown Palatine in late 2017, after working in the financial services industry for nearly 15 years. He says he chose Allstate Insurance because of their history of service to the community.

Through the company, Gambino spends a substantial amount of time in support of the Purple Purse Foundation, a nonprofit founded by Allstate. The organization is dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence through financial empowerment, by teaching survivors how to be financially independent.

“The statistics of domestic violence are really staggering – one in four people will experience domestic violence in their lifetime,” Gambino said. “Some people may be surprised that men are not exempt from this statistic.”

Gambino added that financial abuse is part of many domestic violence cases, and the impact that Allstate can have on victims can be life-changing.

In addition to his work with The Purple Purse Foundation, Gambino also is committed to investing in the local community. He has partnered with the American Cancer Society and JOURNEYS the Road Home, a Palatine-based nonprofit that provides social services for the homeless, and those at risk of becoming homeless.

Gambino also volunteers for Little Sisters of the Poor, which serves the elderly poor in more than 30 countries around the world. He sponsors their golf outings and makes a donation to the organization every he provides a home or auto quote due to the ad placed in their golf flyer. Gambino plans to partner with Palatine community youth sports programs to co-sponsor grants, in addition to Allstate’s “X the TXT” program, a public service announcement dedicated to fighting distracted driving.

“I like to partner with local nonprofits and causes that give back to Palatine, specifically” said Gambino. “Allstate has a culture of service and I want to help support our community—combining the two is a win-win for me.”

Gambino’s community outreach is part of the reason he went into insurance in the first place, and says he has found a career that is satisfying because it helps to protect people at times when they can be most vulnerable. Whether it is an act of nature or human error, Gambino’s first concern is to ensure the safety of his clients. He works to ensure that each client and their families are protected through the auto, home, life and commercial insurance products his company offers. He is also an advocate for Allstate Benefits, which is supplemental coverage available for small businesses.

“I know what it’s like to own a small business and what extra benefits mean to a business and its employees,” said Gambino. “Giving business owners peace of mind is very important to me.”

Gambino is licensed in property, casualty, health and life insurance, and his agency also has Spanish speaking agents. For more information, visit or call 847-849-1061.