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 and clothing go to PRISM, a nonprofit organizations based in Golden Valley. 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.
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.
Employee-elected Charities – Every year employees vote for four organizations they would like Allianz Life 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 ten or more employees volunteered through Make A Difference projects the previous year. Currently, these include:
- American Cancer Society
- Animal Humane Society
- Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota
- 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 2013, the event raised over $179,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association MN-ND Helpline.
Allianz thanks all of the 203 tournament sponsors for their participation and generous support.