Allianz Life Charity Golf Tournament Raises $226,100 for the Alzheimer’s Association MN-ND

The 10th Annual Event Provides Funding for Resources to Support Individuals Living with Alzheimer’s, Their Families and Other Caregivers

MINNEAPOLIS – Aug. 27, 2019 – Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life®) announced that it raised $226,100 for the Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter through its 10th annual Driving to Donate Charity Golf Tournament.

Over the past 10 years, the tournament has raised over $1.8 million for the nonprofit. All proceeds go to the Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter, including care consultations and support groups, as well as the Alzheimer’s Association’s 24/7 Helpline which supports individuals, family members, caregivers and others coping with the effects of memory loss. In addition to helping callers better understand dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, masters-level clinicians provide information about treatment, caregiving, legal support, financial resources and living arrangement options.

“The Alzheimer’s Association plays a critical role in providing care, support and research to help the many families impacted by this disease,” said Walter White, president and CEO, Allianz Life. “We’re proud to come together with the volunteers, vendor partners and tournament participants to support this important cause and help make a difference.”

Funds were raised through vendor sponsorships, player fees, employee donations, an online auction and raffle ticket sales. Tournament contests also took place on the course during the event.

“Today, there are 97,000 Minnesotans living with Alzheimer’s disease, and more than 255,000 caregivers in the state,” said Sue Spalding, CEO, Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter. “The need for care and support of these families has never been higher, which is why we are so thankful to community leaders like Allianz Life. We appreciate all they do to help in our effort to end Alzheimer’s.”

Driving to Donate has become one of the top charity golf tournaments in the Twin Cities. This year, more than 330 Allianz Life employees and vendor partners participated in the August 16  event held at Bunker Hills Golf Course in Coon Rapids, Minn. Vendor partners included presenting sponsors Drinker Biddle & Reath and ThreeBridge Solutions as well as 19th hole sponsors: Dorsey & Whitney, Eversheds Sutherland LLP,  Faegre Baker Daniels, Insurance Technologies, PIMCO, and Quality Resource Group.

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 2019, 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 2018, Allianz Life provided $2.8 billion in benefit payments that helped policyholders’ achieve their financial goals. 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 142,000 employees in more than 80 countries. Allianz Life is a proud sponsor of Allianz Field in St. Paul, Minnesota, home of Major League Soccer’s Minnesota United.