American Family Insurance is partnering with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to fund diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts on campus
Through its partnership with the University of Illinois, American Family is making investments in the following campus diversity and inclusion programs: The Diversity Partners FOCUS (Fostering Opportunity, Community, and Unwavering Support); Illinois Reboot; and the IBC (Illinois Business Consulting.
The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign communicated information about a new partership with American Family Insurance to fund diversity, equity and inclusion efforts on campus. Read more here:
Wisconsin-based American Family Insurance is one of the largest property and casualty insurance groups in the Midwest and nation. Commonly known as American Family, the company strives to inspire, protect, and restore dreams not only through its insurance products and services but also through community investment and partnerships to address societal challenges. American Family supports diversity, equity, and inclusion to help ensure everybody has the ability and access to make their dreams possible.
Funds to assist three programs
Through its partnership with the University of Illinois, American Family is making investments in the following campus diversity and inclusion programs: The Diversity Partners FOCUS (Fostering Opportunity, Community, and Unwavering Support), Illinois Reboot, and the IBC (Illinois Business Consulting).
American Family funds scholarships to students that participate in the Diversity Partners FOCUS Initiative. The FOCUS Initiative seeks to eliminate the gap in post-graduation outcomes for underrepresented first-generation graduates as they launch their careers and professional lives. The initiative achieves these goals by increasing awareness and professional exposure among students, ensuring students compete for crucial job experiences, empowering students to be confident, and boosting their self-efficacy skills.
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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 13th-largest property/casualty insurance group, ranking No. 232 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 more than 13,500 employees nationwide.
About the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is dedicated to building upon its tradition of excellence in education, research, public engagement, and economic development. More than 3,000 faculty members discover and create new knowledge. Their work is an economic engine for the state and is recognized with many of the world’s top academic and creative awards. The campus’ outstanding academic programs, extraordinary resources and bountiful opportunities attract top-caliber students. They join research teams, spend semesters abroad, create art in old and new ways and lead and participate in hundreds of student organizations. The Urbana campus has more than 425,000 alumni who are global leaders across the spectrum of human endeavor.