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Habitat for Humanity Dane County completes frame-up with American Family Insurance volunteers


See photos from the build, hosted by the American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation.

Dozens of American Family employee and agency owner volunteers joined in to complete the frame-up for a new Habitat for Humanity Dane County home at American Family’s national headquarters in Madison on Thursday, May 19.  

They were joined by UW-Madison men’s head basketball coach Greg Gard, a regional brand ambassador for the company.  Among the volunteers helping with the build were the home’s future owners, Tom and Reigna. The event was hosted by the American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation. 

UW-Madison men's head basketball coach Greg Gard and CEO of Habitat for Humanity Dane County Valerie Renk





Future homeowners Tom and Reigna





Maggie Pascaly, American Family community and social impact manager, speaks to the volunteers, framed by the future homeowners.









American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation team members Tobi Shannon, Noah Salata, Grace Hennen, Helen Powling, Maggie Pascaly












About the American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation, Inc.
The Dreams Foundation builds on American Family’s long-standing commitment and support of communities it serves through investments that encompass funding and intentional volunteerism to further their work of giving “beyond the check”. They’re committed to using trust-based values to create meaningful, impactful relationships and reduce the inherent power imbalances of the traditional funding model. Like many of its community partners, American Family is also committed to learning, listening, and changing through collaboration and trust. Read more.

 About Habitat for Humanity Dane County
At Habitat for Humanity of Dane County, families are offered a hand up, rather than a handout. Through our volunteer network, generous donors, and sales from our two Habitat ReStores, we’re helping families achieve strength, stability and self-reliance to build a better life through shelter. In Dane County alone, one in eight people lives in poverty, including 16% of all Dane County children. Learn more by calling 608.255.1549 or visit