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2019 Community of Dreamers donation recipients announced


For the third consecutive year, American Family Insurance and the American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation are awarding donations to non-profits across the country, nominated by customers.

In 2017, in honor of American Family's 90th anniversary, American Family Insurance and the American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation awarded 90 donations of $3,000 each to charitable organizations across the country nominated by customers, employees and agents. The donation program was named Community of Dreamers.

Customers nominate local non-profits

Because customers loved this program and the opportunity to nominate deserving non-profits of their choice in their local communities, the Community of Dreamers program returned in 2018, and again for a third consecutive year in 2019. Nominations were accepted from any American Family Insurance customer for a two-week period in September.

Today, American Family Insurance and American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation are pleased to announce the 100 different non-profit organizations across the country that will each receive a $2,500 Community of Dreamers donation.

"We received nearly 10,000 nominations from customers all across the country for this year’s program," said Maggie Pascaly, American Family Insurance community investment manager. "We admire the passion our customers have for the broad range of non-profits they nominated, and welcome the opportunity to invest in the important work these organizations are doing to make our communities better for all.”

2019 recipients

Some American Family agents have had the opportunity to begin presenting checks to the local non-profits chosen for the 2019 Community of Dreamers donations. Pictured below left is agent Greg Kolb of Jefferson City, Missouri, presenting a check to Gina Clement of the local Capital City Casa chapter.













Pictured above right is agent Mike Pyle of Rapid City, South Dakota, and representatives from Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Black Hills accepting their Community of Dreamers check. Left to right: John Kearns, board member; Nicole Burdick, executive director; Mike Pyle; and Rene Suiter (the customer who submitted the nomination).

See the complete list of 100 recipients nominated by customers.

The Community of Dreamers donation program is in addition to a twice-yearly grant program administered by the American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation.

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About American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation
We believe that social impact doesn’t start or end with a check. So we focus on bringing our mission – to inspire, protect and restore dreams – to life in our communities. We do this by combining financial support with volunteerism, creativity and expertise. And that leads to greater accomplishments, collaboration and a better future for all.

About American Family Insurance
Madison, Wisconsin-based American Family Insurance group is the nation's 13th-largest property/casualty insurance group and ranks No. 306 on the Fortune 500 list. The company sells American Family-brand products, including auto, homeowners, life, business and farm/ranch insurance, primarily through its exclusive independent contractor agents in 19 states. American Family affiliates (The General and Homesite) also provide options for consumers who want to manage their insurance matters directly over the internet or by phone. Affiliate Main Street America sells insurance products through independent agents and affiliate Ameriprise Auto & Home sells through partners. Web; Facebook