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American Family Insurance invests $500,000 towards thriving Latinx families


American Family's investment will  help build new home for Centro Hispano on Madison's Southside and support programming and services for Latinx families.

American Family Insurance has made a $500,000 pledge to Campaign CENTRO. The campaign hopes to conclude in winter 2023, when Centro will be celebrating 40 years and welcoming the Dane County community to its new home in South Madison.

Pinzon“I’m honored to serve on the board of Centro Hispano and see firsthand the commitment to providing Latinx families with the inspiration and support to follow their dreams and the tools for success to make meaningful contributions in their communities,” said Cesar Pinzon, American Family Insurance vice president of inclusive excellence. “I’m grateful for American Family’s ongoing partnership and support of Centro Hispano and I know this additional investment will allow them to continue their impactful work in Dane County.”

American Family Insurance and Centro have spent years cultivating a strong partnership. This gift will help them reach their dreams and the construction of a new building where 7,000 plus individuals seek support each year. Classroom spaces will now be able to better support youth programs, including Centro’s nationally recognized Escalera High School Program. Funds will also support the development of a community kitchen and outdoor plaza and seed funds for expanding community programming that prioritizes collaborative workforce strategies in partnership with organizations such as American Family.

“Centro Hispano has been a nonprofit partner of the American Family Insurance Dreams FoundationPascaly since the Foundation’s inception in 2016,” said Maggie Pascaly, American Family community and social impact director.  “We continue to invest in the organization because of their focus on closing equity gaps and affecting positive, social change in our communities. American Family believes in championing dreams and opportunities so that everyone can rise, and Centro Hispano is at the forefront of this work in Dane County, enabling Latinx youth and families to feel empowered to reach their goals. We’re proud to support their efforts.”

Centro is a leader within the Latinx community in Dane County, Wisconsin. The organization is a key resource and provides programming to over 3,000 families annually. Located just off Park Street and Badger Road in Madison, the organization also anchors the Southside community. 

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SOURCE: Centro Hispano

Centrol Hispano media contact:
Jamie Quan, director of development

About the American Family Insurance group
Based in Madison, Wisconsin, American Family Insurance has been serving customers since 1927. We inspire, protect and restore dreams through our insurance products, exceptional service from our agency owners and employees, community investment and creative partnerships to address societal challenges. We act on our belief in diversity and inclusion by constantly evolving to meet customer needs and preferences. American Family Insurance group is the nation’s 12th-largest property/casualty insurance group, ranking No. 251 on the Fortune 500 list. The group sells American Family-brand products, primarily through exclusive agency owners in 19 states. The American Family Insurance group also includes CONNECT, powered by American Family Insurance, The General, Homesite and Main Street America Insurance. Across these companies the group has nearly 13,000 employees nationwide.