Dedicated to Our Community
Supporting a strong community is ingrained in our Company and our Colleagues.
In the best of times, we support organizations that enhance the quality of life we have come to enjoy. In the worst of times, we come together to grieve with our neighbors and set ourselves to the task of rebuilding.
A series of storms battered the Oklahoma City area in the spring of 2013. As soon as the clouds passed and the dust settled, American Fidelity and our Colleagues quickly joined the efforts to help. Paid time to volunteer was offered to Colleagues, and the American Fidelity Foundation expanded its budget to match Colleague donations to the American Red Cross. Colleagues whose homes were damaged or destroyed used paid time off to deal with the aftermath and were invited to apply for grants from the Company to help meet expenses not covered by insurance or disaster aid agencies.
In the midst of the rebuilding efforts, we also focused on our continued support of agencies and projects that improve education; health and welfare; arts and culture; and economic development.
The American Fidelity Foundation's contributions, coupled with corporate giving, totaled more than $1 million in 2013. Included are donations to the United Way and Allied Arts from the Foundation. In addition, the Foundation matched $74,664 in donations made by our Colleagues to organizations throughout the country.
Together, Colleagues and the Foundation contributed more than $470,000 to the United Way and more than $90,000 to Allied Arts. Throughout the year, Colleagues donated about $12,000 to featured organizations through monthly casual day fundraisers. They also gave of their time to support groups like our partner school, Buchanan Elementary, along with the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, American Heart Association, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Possibilities and many more.
Outside our Home Office community of Oklahoma City, American Fidelity supports education foundations around the nation, along with civic and cultural activities.
American Fidelity has been fortunate to partner with other organizations to support literacy, health and safety programs in schools. Partners include the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder, the WNBA's Tulsa Shock along with television and radio stations offering educational programs and honoring teachers for their hard work.The American Fidelity Foundation is proud to be a part of the American Fidelity family of companies, committed to being a strong corporate citizen for all the right reasons. We believe it is always the right time to do the right thing.