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American Family donates to nonprofits in central U.S.

In honor of 90th anniversary, company is giving $3,000 to 90 charities


American Family Insurance announces 30 more customer-, agent- and employee-nominated charities to receive $3,000 Community of Dreamers donations.

To celebrate its 90th anniversary next week, American Family Insurance is giving back to the communities that have supported it for decades by donating a total of $270,000 to nonprofit organizations.

The second group of charities receiving the “Community of Dreamers” donations are in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. The 30 were chosen from more than 17,000 organizations nominated by customers, agents and employees.

They are:

Name of nonprofit organization

Location of organization

Crisis Center of Johnson County

Iowa City, Iowa

Iowa Donor Network

North Liberty, Iowa

Joppa Outreach Inc.

Des Moines, Iowa

L'Arche Clinton

Clinton, Iowa

Hillsboro Community Foundation

Hillsboro, Kansas

Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom

Manhattan, Kansas

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Mid-America

Shawnee, Kansas

Cars for Neighbors

Blaine, Minnesota

Kinship of Park Rapids Area

Park Rapids, Minnesota

Reach Out & Read Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Seasons Hospice

Rochester, Minnesota

Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank

Duluth, Minnesota

Spare Key

St. Paul, Minnesota

United Heroes League

Hastings, Minnesota

Wings of the North Air Museum

Eden Prairie, Minnesota

The Center for Autism Education

O'Fallon, Missouri

Cornerstones of Care

Kansas City, Missouri

March of Dimes Missouri Chapter

Maryland Heights, Missouri

Missouri Institute of Natural Science

Springfield, Missouri

Newhouse shelter

Kansas City, Missouri

Welcome Home

Columbia, Missouri

Avenue Scholars Foundation

Omaha, Nebraska

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grand Island

Grand Island, Nebraska

Friendship Home

Lincoln, Nebraska

Open Door Mission

Omaha, Nebraska

Domestic Violence Crisis Center

Minot, North Dakota

The Village Family Service Center foundation

Fargo, North Dakota

Feeding South Dakota

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Pierre Senior Center

Pierre, South Dakota

Ronald McDonald House of South Dakota

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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

The first 24 organizations, in the western U.S., were named Sept. 26.

Charities in the final group receiving $3,000 donations, located in the eastern U.S., will be announced on Oct. 3, the company’s 90th anniversary.


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