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Community of Dreamers donation recipients announced


It's Giving Tuesday, and the American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation is awarding $1,000 donations to 250 non-profits across the country, nominated by customers.

Last year, in honor of American Family's 90th anniversary, the American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation awarded 90 donations of $3,000 each to charitable organizations across the country, nominated by customers, employees and agents.

Customers loved this program and the opportunity to nominate deserving non-profits of their choice in their local communities, so the Dreams Foundation Community of Dreamers program was brought back in 2018. Nominations were accepted from any American Family Insurance customer for a two-week period in October.

So today, on Giving Tuesday (a global day of giving that kicks off the charitable giving season), the Dreams Foundation's Community of Dreamers program is pleased to announce 250 different non-profit organizations across the country will each receive a $1,000 donation.

"We received more than 11,000 nominations from our customers all across the country," said Judd Schemmel, American Family Insurance director of community investment. "We appreciate the opportunity to invest in and support non-profits that mean the most to our customers, that are doing valuable work right in the places where they live, work and raise their families."

Pictured below on the left is customer Dr. Heather Giesen (of American Family agent Melissa Kreuser of New Prague, Minn.) surprising a representative of Heartstrings Unlimited, a 2018 donation recipient. Dr. Giesen nominated the organization. See the complete list of 250 recipients.








The Community of Dreamers donation program is in addition to a twice-yearly grant program administered by the American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation.

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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 a better future for all.

About American Family Insurance
Madison, Wisconsin-based American Family Insurance group is the nation's 13th-largest property/casualty insurance group and ranks No. 311 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. Affiliate Main Street America sells insurance products through independent agents. Web; Facebook; Twitter