Allianz Life Contributes $275,000 to Local Senior Service Organizations

  Allianz Life Contributes $275,000 to Local Senior Service Organizations

          20 Organizations Supporting Seniors Receive Funds in 2012

Business Wire

MINNEAPOLIS -- January 8, 2013

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life®) contributed
$275,000 in 2012 to Twin Cities metro area charitable organizations focused on
senior services. Organizations received grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000
to support programs that address a variety of issues including home food
delivery, transportation, exercise and wellness. In addition to these grants,
Allianz Life also raised more than $159,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association of
MN-ND earlier this year through its annual Driving to Donate charity golf

“Allianz Life is proud to support the vital work of these organizations as
they strive to improve the quality of life for seniors in our community,” said
Gretchen Cepek, senior vice president and general counsel for Allianz Life,
who also serves as a board member for the Alzheimer’s Association of MN-ND and
is a member of the Allianz Life Community Relations Governance Committee.

The 2012 grant recipients include:

  *Store To Door – supporting their grocery-delivery program.
  *Better Business Bureau Foundation – supporting their Senior Outreach
  *Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly – supporting their outreach
  *Senior Community Services – supporting their Frail Elderly Support
  *PRISM – supporting their PRISM Express Transportation program.
  *Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches – supporting their Paint-A-Thon
    and HandyWorks programs.
  *Canvas Health – supporting their Service Coordination and Transportation
    for seniors program.
  *The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation – supporting their Community Services for
    Aging program.
  *Catholic Charities – supporting their Aging Services program.
  *DARTS – supporting their Community Services for Older Adults and
    Caregivers program.
  *Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People (VEAP) – supporting their Food and
    Transportation program for seniors.
  *Keystone Community Services – supporting their Senior Services program.
  *Minneapolis Institute of Arts – supporting their Discover Your Story
  *CommonBond Communities – supporting their Senior Advantage Center program.
  *Friends of the Hennepin County Library – supporting their Deposit
    Collections and At-Home Services for seniors and people with disabilities
  *The Arthritis Foundation – supporting their Better Living for Seniors
  *Courage Center – supporting their Wellness, Fitness, Aquatics and
    Nutrition program.
  *Volunteers of America – supporting their Southwest Senior Center.
  *Sabathani Community Services – supporting their Sabathani Senior Center.
  *Mixed Blood Theatre – supporting their senior theatre and transportation

Organizations were chosen by the Allianz Life Community Relations Governance
Committee, which directs the grants program and oversees Community Relations
policies to ensure charitable practices and procedures are in line with
Allianz Life's core values. In addition to senior services, Allianz Life also
supports organizations that focus on improving financial literacy throughout
the Twin Cities community.

About Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, one of FORTUNE’s 100 Best
Companies to Work For in 2012, has been keeping its promises since 1896.
Today, it carries on that tradition, helping Americans achieve their
retirement income and protection goals with a variety of annuities and life
insurance products. As a leading provider of fixed index annuities, Allianz
Life is part of Allianz SE, a global leader in the financial services industry
with 142,000 employees worldwide. More than 78 million private and corporate
customers rely on Allianz knowledge, global reach, and capital strength to
help them make the most of financial opportunities.


Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
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