Giving Back for the Holidays: Allianz Life Fundraising Campaign Donates to Twin Cities Charities

20th Annual Spirit of Giving Campaign Donates Money, Toys, Books and 18 Tons of Food and Clothing

MINNEAPOLIS – Dec. 16, 2019 – As part of its annual Spirit of Giving campaign, Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life®) donated more than 19,000 pounds of food, 17,400 pounds of clothing, and 3,083 new toys to local nonprofits this holiday season.

The giving campaign, one of the largest fundraising efforts the company puts on, spanned five weeks. During that time, employees brought in donated goods, and raised money through various raffles, donations, and other creative fundraising ideas like bake sales, contests and games. In total, employees and the company donated $188,690.

“The Spirit of Giving effort benefits the critical work these nonprofits are doing in the Twin Cities,” said Walter White, president and CEO, Allianz Life. “Making a difference in our community is part of how we do business, and this campaign is just one of the important ways we accomplish this.”

The four area nonprofits that are receiving the donations are:

  • PRISM (People Responding in Social Ministry), a social service agency located in Golden Valley, Minn. that helps thousands of families and seniors in need
  • The Arc Minnesota, funds programs for people with developmental disabilities
  • Second Harvest Heartland, the Upper Midwest’s largest hunger relief organization
  • Toys for Tots, distributes toys to less fortunate children

During the campaign’s 20 years, Allianz Life employees have given more than:

  • $1,313,690 in cash donations, 
  • 389,500 pounds of food, and
  • 375,000 pounds of clothing.

Learn more about Allianz Life’s giving programs and ongoing commitment to supporting the Twin Cities community at Why Allianz.

About Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® in 2020, has been keeping its promises since 1896 by helping Americans achieve their retirement income and protection goals with a variety of annuity and life insurance products. In 2019, Allianz Life provided additional value to its policyholders via distributions of more than $10.4 billion. As a leading provider of fixed index annuities, Allianz Life is part of Allianz SE, a global leader in the financial services industry with over 147,000 employees in more than 70 countries. Allianz Life is a proud sponsor of Allianz Field® in St. Paul, Minnesota, home of Major League Soccer’s Minnesota United.