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American Family donates to nonprofits across U.S.

In honor of 90th anniversary, company gives to 90 charities, including in home state of Wisconsin


American Family Insurance announces the final 36 customer-, agent- and employee-nominated charities to receive $3,000 Community of Dreamers donations.

To celebrate its 90th anniversary on Oct. 3, American Family Insurance is giving back to the communities that have supported it for decades by making $3,000 donations to 90 nonprofit organizations.

In late September, $3,000 donations to 54 organizations in western and central states were announced.

The final group of charities receiving the “Community of Dreamers” donations are in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin. The 36 were chosen from more than 17,000 organizations nominated by customers, agents and employees.

They are:

Name of nonprofit organization

Location of organization

Atlanta Community Foodbank

Atlanta, Georgia

Friends of Disabled Adults and Children

Stone Mountain, Georgia

The Place of Forsyth

Cumming, Georgia

Project Safe

Athens, Georgia

10 Women of Hope

Marietta, Georgia

Greater Chicago Food Depository

Chicago, Illinois

Harvard Community Senior Center

Harvard, Illinois

Little Footprints Foundation

Naperville, Illinois

Rock River Valley Pantry

Rockford, Illinois

Taproots Inc.

Chicago, Illinois

Voluntary Action Center - Meals on Wheels

Sycamore, Illinois

The Julian Center

Indianapolis, Indiana

Kokomo Urban Outreach

Kokomo, Indiana

National Kidney Foundation of Indiana

Indianapolis, Indiana

Ohio Valley Opportunities

Madison, Indiana

P.O.P. on Youth Violence

Gary, Indiana


Merrillville, Indiana

Center for Respite Care

Cincinnati, Ohio


Dayton, Ohio

Family & Community Services - Center of Hope

Ravenna, Ohio

Good Neighbors

Akron, Ohio


Warrensville Heights, Ohio

Station Break Senior Citizens Center of Knox County

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Camp Hometown Heroes

Grafton, Wisconsin

Community Action Coalition for South Central WI

Madison, Wisconsin

Custom Canines Service Dog Academy

Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin

West Allis, Wisconsin

ERAs Senior Network

Waukesha, Wisconsin

Falls Area Food Pantry

Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

The Hunger Task Force of La Crosse

LaCrosse, Wisconsin

Horizon High School

Madison, Wisconsin


Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Meta House

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee Teacher Education Center

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

North/Eastside Senior Coalition

Madison, Wisconsin

Sussex Outreach Services

Sussex, Wisconsin

“We were thrilled with the amazing response to our call for nominations,” said Jim Buchheim, vice president of communications. “In celebration of our anniversary, we are honored to thank customers, agents, and employees with donations to 90 worthy charities.”

About American Family Insurance
Madison, Wisconsin-based American Family Insurance group, celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2017, is the nation's 13th-largest property/casualty insurance group and ranks No. 315 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 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. Web; Facebook; Twitter