Allianz Life Donates Record-Setting $185,000 to Alzheimer's Association MN-ND

  Allianz Life Donates Record-Setting $185,000 to Alzheimer's Association

 Annual Driving to Donate Tournament Contributions Will Support 24/7 Helpline

Business Wire

MINNEAPOLIS -- August 26, 2014

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life^®) today
announced that its annual Driving to Donate Charity Golf Tournament raised
more than $185,000, surpassing last year’s record total of $179,000, to the
Alzheimer’s Association MN-ND. Over the past five years, Driving to Donate has
raised more than $720,000 for the non-profit that provides advocacy, support
services and care consultation for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and

All proceeds from this year’s tournament will directly support the
non-profit’s 24/7 Alzheimer’s Association Helpline, which offers personal
support to individuals, family members, caregivers and professionals affected
by the disease.

“Allianz Life employees are dedicated to helping combat Alzheimer’s and
dementia and provide resources to those affected by this terrible disease,”
said Allianz Life General Counsel Gretchen Cepek. Cepek also serves on the
Alzheimer’s Association MN-ND board. “We are proud that our contributions will
be used to strengthen a support system used by seniors, caregivers, friends
and family.”

Driving to Donate has become a premier Minnesota event ranking among the top
25 Twin Cities’ charity golf tournaments in 2013, according to the
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. This year, approximately 300 Allianz
Life employees and vendor partners participated in the tournament, which was
held at Bunker Hills Golf Course in Coon Rapids, Minn. Donations were raised
through the golf outing, employee and vendor donations, raffle ticket sales,
and an online auction. Key vendor partners that contributed were tournament
presenting sponsors Accenture and Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, LLP as well as
Faegre Baker Daniels, Quality Resource Group, Inc. and Tata Consultancy

Help – Just a Phone Call Away

The Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline provides information and support to
individuals dealing with memory loss, caregivers, health care professionals
and the public. Beyond helping callers understand memory loss, dementia and
Alzheimer’s, master’s level clinicians offer various other types of
information including treatment options, care, legal and financial references
and living-arrangement decisions.

“We are extremely grateful to Allianz Life employees for their support and
dedication in the ongoing fight against Alzheimer’s disease,” said Susan
Spalding, chief executive officer of the Alzheimer’s Association MN-ND
Chapter. “We continue to be amazed by how Allianz Life employees rally each
year to break the previous year’s donation record and are proud to partner
with them for the Driving to Donate tournament.”

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 148,000 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
Sara Thurin Rollin, 763-765-6703
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