We believe a successful giving program provides more than financial support – it allows our employees an opportunity to get involved with charities that mean something to them. Here are just a few of our charity initiatives:
Spirit of Giving
Allianz employees hold a food, clothing, and toy drive each year in November/December. The food goes to PRISM, the clothing to The Arc Greater Twin Cities, and the toys go to Toys for Tots. All money raised through the campaign supports all food shelves in the Twin Cities through Second Harvest Heartland and Toys for Tots. In 2017 our employees contributed more than 23,000 pounds of food, more than 22,000 pounds of clothes, more than 4,900 toys (including 87 bicycles), $72,301 to Second Harvest Heartland, $14,877 to PRISM, and $28,900 to Toys for Tots.
Make a Difference (MAD) volunteer project
Employees are encouraged to participate in a volunteer activity or project in groups of five employees or more. Employees can do hands-on projects, fundraising walks, runs, etc. and they qualify for $100 per Allianz employee to the organization in support of the event.
Every year employees vote for the top organizations they would like Allianz to support at a greater level with volunteer hours, financial support, and in-kind donations. The slate of organizations is determined by those in which 10 or more employees volunteered through Make A Difference projects the previous year. Currently, these include:
- American Cancer Society
- Animal Humane Society
- Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter
- Hope Kids, Inc.
The V-8 program
Employees receive eight hours of paid time off to dedicate to a local nonprofit organization of their choice.
Driving to Donate Charity Golf Tournament
Over 300 employees and vendors participate or volunteer in our annual charity golf tournament. In 2017, the event raised a record $225,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association MN-ND 24/7 Helpline. The event raised money through Casual for a Cause sales, raffle sales, an online auction, golfer fees, and sponsorships.
Allianz thanks all of the 2017 tournament sponsors for their participation and generous support.
Presenting sponsors – $15,000
19th hole sponsors – $7,500