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Fall, Autumn, family, pumpkins, college

Pumpkin patch college savings

Sure. When life brings you lemons, you make lemonade. But what do you do when life brings you pumpkins…?

Hit the road for a worry-free holiday

Your bags are packed and you are ready to go, but before you head out, make sure your house is ready too. Review a few simple steps to guard your home that can give you some peace of mind while your family is out and about.

Female football player kicking football

French braids and football

Reilly Fitzpatrick is the varsity kicker for the
Maroa-Forsyth football team.  Don’t call her the girl who plays football.

trail clean up people

Walking the path to a cleaner community

When COUNTRY Financial® employees want to help their community, it’s time to hit the trail

Group of interns at Midwest Food Bank

COUNTRY Financial interns lend a helping hand

Our interns take the day off to help out in the community.

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright meets with a young fan

Adam Wainwright and COUNTRY Financial help strike out child hunger

Food drive hosted by COUNTRY Financial® and Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright brought in over a half-ton of food to feed St. Louis children in need

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar headlines Lit Fest; Athlete of the Year

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s fond memories of his mentor came alive during his talk about his book “Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court,” in Jones College Prep gymnasium.

The interview took place with Richard Roeper during the 2017 High School Athlete of the Year presentation sponsored by COUNTRY Financial on Sunday, June 11.

Sean Roy, Brett Coonrod and Michael Grossman

Employee Honored for Supporting National Guardsman

COUNTRY Financial employee nominates supervisor for renowned Patriot Award after receiving constant empowerment and notable support in regards to his military duties.

Bag design contest builds community

Shoppers may have had to dodge the rain and cold if they wanted to be among the first to get their hands on the newly designed 2017 canvas bag, but that certainly didn’t sway them from attending the unveiling at The Lyndale Market location on May 20.

Sandra Garcia Lopez

Money Smart Kids tackle financial topics and win scholarship dollars

Students demonstrated their financial thoughtfulness and cashed in with scholarship dollars. 

2016 Own Your Future Challenge

What does it mean to “Own Your Future”?

We created the Own Your Future Challenge to ask an important question: what does it mean to own your future, and how can we help? See how the stories of four familes unfold as they begin to own their futures. 

Group of people building house

Strong hearts, strong foundation

Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope for the future. 

2016 Money Smart Kids Essay Contest winners from the Chicagoland region.

Money smarts can translate into scholarship dollars

Students can win scholarship money by sharing their thoughts on financial stewardship.

COUNTRY Financial fundraising group

COUNTRY Financial and St. Louis Blues shower military families

COUNTRY Financial teamed up with the St. Louis Blues hockey team and Operation Shower to put on a one-of-a kind baby shower for expecting military families.

Financial Representative and student

Family history inspires financial education

Young minds get creative with the Economic Concepts Poster Contest.

Farm-to-table chalk art

We brought the farm to the city

Raw milk, fresh bison, and corn straight from the field. You might not think these delicious foods are easy to find in the city. Think again.

Curling team

Not your average annual meeting

Tammy Hanson, an Agency Manager in North Dakota, believes in making life a little more fun. Check out this story of how she used an uncommon sport to spice up an Annual Awards Banquet.

Child holding produce sign

Agrihoods - neighborhoods of the future?

Are pools, tennis courts, and parks neighborhood amenities of the past? Maybe not, but there is one new amenity that’s trending across the U.S. 

Couple on farm

CSA programs "open the farm gate"

The Andersons run the first community supported agriculture program (CSA) in Dewitt County. Here's their story.

High school dance team

Local Illinois dance team conquers fear, goes viral

Local high school students go viral by taking on one question – “What room does fear have?”

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