Allianz Life Contributes Record-Breaking Donation to Alzheimer's Association MN-ND from Employee Golf Tournament Annual Driving to Donate Tournament Raised $179,000 to Support Seniors Business Wire MINNEAPOLIS -- August 21, 2013 Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life) today announced that its annual Driving to Donate Charity Golf Tournament raised more than $179,000, surpassing last year’s record total of $159,000. Proceeds from this year’s tournament went to the Alzheimer’s Association MN-ND, a non-profit that provides advocacy, support services and care consultation for families, health care providers and individuals affected by Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Driving to Donate, which began in 1996, has become a premier event in Minnesota ranking in 2012 among the top 25 charity golf tournaments. “I’m proud to see Allianz Life employees once again coming together to improve the quality of life for those struggling with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease,” said Allianz Life General Counsel Gretchen Cepek. Cepek serves on the Alzheimer’s Association MN-ND board. “This donation will enhance the resources used by seniors, caregivers, friends and family as they deal with this disease.” Approximately 300 Allianz Life employees and vendor partners participated in the tournament, which was held at Bunker Hills Golf Course in Coon Rapids, Minn. The final contribution of more than $179,000 was achieved through the golf outing, employee donations, raffle ticket sales, and an online auction. Key vendor partnerships that contributed were tournament sponsors Jorden Burt LLP and Accenture as well as MotivAction, Faegre Baker Daniels, Sutherland and Tata Consultancy Services. “We continue to be amazed at the passion and dedication exhibited by Allianz Life employees,” said Sue Spalding, Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Association MN-ND. “The funds raised through Driving to Donate will help our organization expand dementia support and research so we can live in a world without Alzheimer’s disease.” About Allianz Life Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, one of FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2013, 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. Contact: Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America Sara Thurin Rollin, 763-765-6703 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Allianz Life Contributes Record-Breaking Donation to Alzheimer's Association MN-ND from Employee Golf Tournament
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