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American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation pledges support to Concordia University


$250,000 gift will help build the new Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center on the Mequon, Wis. campus, and offer other partnership opportunities for American Family Insurance.

Concordia University broke ground on its new Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center at a Tuesday afternoon, April 24 event held on the Mequon, Wis. campus. American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation has pledged $250,000 to the building project, and American Family Insurance will also partner on other opportunities with the university.

“Our support for the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center complements American Family’s commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship,” said Bill Westrate, American Family Insurance president. “We’ll also be exploring a variety of opportunities for collaboration with Concordia that could include educational offerings, data analytics and specialized professional training. We’re excited about this opportunity and look forward to a mutually beneficial partnership.”

The Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center is expected to be completed in 2019.

Community Investment Director Judd Schemmel represented American Family at the groundbreaking event. Pictured below is Judd (right) with Concordia President Patrick T. Ferry.












Read Concordia’s news release about the project and the April 24 groundbreaking event.


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 accountability.

About American Family Insurance
Madison, Wisconsin-based American Family Insurance group 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