Allianz Life Employees Choose Four Local Charities to Receive Corporate Donation

Company Directs $100,000 Total Donation Based on Employee Votes

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Employees of Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz
®) voted to have four Twin Cities charities receive
$25,000 each to support their mission as part of the company’s
Employee-Elected Charities program. American
Cancer Society
, Animal
Humane Society
, Feed
My Starving Children
, and HopeKids
were voted to receive the 2016 donations. In addition to the
contribution, Allianz Life employees will volunteer their time to events
with each charity throughout the year.

Since the Employee-Elected Charities program began, Allianz Life has
given more than $1 million to charities in the community. The program
gives employees the chance to decide how the company’s corporate giving
is distributed. To be nominated as an Employee-Elected charity, 10 or
more Allianz Life employees must have volunteered with the organization
during the previous year.

“This program directly reflects the wishes of our employees who give
their time and energy to these charities,” said Allianz Life President
and CEO Walter White. “I’m proud that our corporate donations can
represent and reinforce our employees’ personal commitment to these
organizations each year.”

Allianz Life provides each employee eight hours of paid time off
annually to volunteer for the charity of their choice. In 2015, nearly
1,100 employees volunteered more than 15,000 hours in the community, the
equivalent of approximately $356,900 of in-kind donations.

About the 2016 Employee-Elected Charities

Cancer Society
(ACS) is dedicated to eliminating cancer through
research, education, advocacy and service. Its mission focuses on
helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting
back. “This generous Allianz Life donation will help ACS continue to
make major steps in the fight against cancer,” said ACS Senior Director
of Corporate Partners Angie Fitzgerald. “Donations help patients get
early diagnoses, improve treatments and receive the support they need
during their cancer journey.”

Humane Society
(AHS) provides programs and services to
compassionately serve all stages of an animal’s life. “The Allianz Life
gift supports AHS’s work to create a more humane world for animals,”
said AHS Director of Philanthropy Nicole Stern. “This includes
responding to reports of animal abuse and neglect and collaborating with
local law enforcement to protect and seek justice for animals throughout

My Starving Children
(FMSC) strives to eliminate hunger by shipping
hand-packed meals specifically formulated for malnourished children in
nearly 70 countries around the world. “The generous contribution from
Allianz Life will ensure more than 100,000 nutritious meals will be
hand-packed by volunteers and delivered to children in 50 countries
around the world,” said FMSC Development Advisor Judy Watke. “This
compassion means over 300 children will have a daily meal for a year. We
also look forward to employees participating in one of our packing
events, uniting teams as they provide a global impact.”

organizes events and activities that restore fun, excitement and hope
for children facing debilitating health issues. “Allianz Life is very
active in our community, so to be chosen as one of their elected
charities by its employees is truly an honor,” said HopeKids Minnesota
Executive Director Brian Anderson. “The support HopeKids receives from
Allianz Life, both financially and through their volunteerism is a
tremendous help in accomplishing our mission.”

About Allianz Life Insurance Company of North

Life Insurance Company of North America
, one of FORTUNE’s 100 Best
Companies to Work For in 2016, 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 147,000 employees worldwide. More than 85 million
private and corporate customers rely on Allianz knowledge, global reach,
and capital strength to help them make the most of financial


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