Giving back to our community

Our people are the greatest connection to the communities where we live and work. In 2015, employees donated almost 9,000 volunteer hours back to the areas that needed it the most. Organizations like American Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity and United Way are just a few of our partners.


Community Service Awards

We are driven by a culture of volunteerism. We recognize the financial representatives and employees who go above and beyond in their volunteer activities. Our Community Service Award recipients are recognized for these outstanding efforts along with a donation to the honoree’s organization.

Recent Award Winners

Terry Baecker

A financial representative at the Illinois Valley Agency office, Terry volunteers her time for the Pediatric Resource Center as a Community Advisory board member.

Patrick Dullard

Commercial District Underwriter, Patrick serves as the Board President and volunteer for Friends of the Constitution Trail.

Craig Luchtefeld

As a board member for Autism McLean, Craig helps with many of the organization’s technical and administrative needs.

Cheryl Pagel

A member of the Finance Controllers and Corporate Services at our Central Region office, Cheryl devotes her free time to volunteering at The Wildcat Sanctuary in Minnesota.

Kari Sandhaas

An Agency Training Developer, Kari serves on the Board of Directors for Autism McLean in an effort to help businesses understand the benefits of hiring individuals with autism.