Tag Archives: Community efforts

AF Joins United Way to Read Out Loud

What is more fun than reading a great book to a group of kids? This week, a few Colleagues and I got to do that at our partner school, Buchanan Elementary, during the United Way’s Read Out Loud campaign to promote ...

Community Activities Abound in April

Can you believe the end of March is already here? On Wednesday, we usher in the month of April, and along with it a plethora of activities that our Colleagues will support in the community. Here’s a look at some of ...

AFA Colleagues Support CASA of Oklahoma County

On Friday, I will join other Colleagues in wearing a T-shirt to show support for this month’s featured charity, CASA of Oklahoma County. The mission of Court Appointed Special Advocates of Oklahoma County is to provide trained court-appointed volunteers who advocate ...

Thunder, American Fidelity Team Up to Distribute 100,000 Books

100,000 books 32,000 miles 1,300 site visits 6 years The Rolling Thunder book bus made its first appearance in February 2009 at the state Capitol. A group of students from Buchanan Elementary – American Fidelity’s partner school – were invited to be the first ...

Colleagues Support the Children’s Center

On the last Friday of each month, our Colleagues pay $2 to a selected charity and are allowed to wear T-shirts for the day. This month, we’re supporting The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital. The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital is a private, ...

AFA Colleagues Save Lives

  Today is blood drive day here at AFA! Five times out of the year, American Fidelity partners with the Oklahoma Blood Institute to provide an on-site blood drive for our Colleagues right here in the office. AFA has been proudly ...

Celebrate Go Red for Women

This week at AFA we’re celebrating Go Red for Women day by educating and encouraging Colleagues to make heart-healthy choices. Friday is the official day sponsored by the American Heart Association to increase awareness of cardiovascular disease and stroke, but ...

AFA Helps Honor Teachers

Once a week during the school year, American Fidelity partners with Magic 104.1 to recognize a great teacher in our community. It’s a great opportunity to recognize heroes who have a huge impact on our future by shaping the lives of ...

Holiday Season Brings out the Best in Colleagues

What is it about the holidays that make us want to help others? While the concept isn’t exclusive to American Fidelity, our Colleagues certainly come out in force to demonstrate it. The generosity of fellow Colleagues is one of the things ...

2015 Charity Day Schedule Set

In November, our thoughts naturally turn to giving thanks for the wonderful things going on in our lives. Sometimes, those things are a result of help we received from a non-profit organization, and we want to thank them in return. American ...

AF Supports Colleagues’ Favorite Charities

American Fidelity Colleagues are generous with their time and with their money. Colleagues regularly support dozens of organizations throughout Oklahoma, the nation and even the world. Each fall, we have the chance to nominate our favorite charities to receive proceeds from ...

What’s Happening at AFA │ Celebrating Family and Philanthropy

This past weekend, more than 800 Colleagues, family members and friends enjoyed American Fidelity’s fall family charity event, the Famboree, on the grounds of our new building. From the looks of things, everyone had so much fun! The kids enjoyed a ...

American Fidelity Helps Recognize Top Teachers

Many of American Fidelity’s Customers are educators, so we’re always excited when we get the opportunity to recognize some of the top talents in the profession. That was the case yesterday when the Oklahoma State Department of Education named the 2015 ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Colleagues Vote, AF Donates

Fall is just around the corner and that means American Fidelity’s family event, Famboree is coming up too! On Sept. 20 we are holding an event for Colleagues and their families to kick back, relax and have a good time. ...

AFA Colleagues Go Back to School, Too

Yellow caution lights are flashing in school zones throughout Oklahoma City, and soon many other districts will follow suit. And while the kids are heading back to the classroom, about 40 American Fidelity Colleagues soon will be heading to our partner ...

AFA Implements New Volunteer Policy

Readers who follow Inside American Fidelity know that we’re a family owned Company that takes pride in being a strong corporate citizen. We don’t just talk, we take action. That’s why we’re so excited this week to announce a new volunteer ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Being a Lifesaver with United Way

One thing I love about American Fidelity is the Company’s dedication to our community. AFA supports local charities each month through our Charity Day program. Throughout the year we participate in campaigns to help raise awareness and donations for organizations ...

Charity Proceeds Benefit Rainbow Girls

On the last Friday of each month, the halls of the Home Office are full of Colleagues sporting bright green “chari-tee” shirts. The shirts show support of the charity that will receive that month’s donations. Colleagues pay $2 a month ...

School Supply Drive Benefits Partner School

Who doesn’t love the smell of a new box of crayons? Or the satisfying feeling of filling a new binder with fresh notebook paper? Each summer, I enjoy taking the kids shopping for new school supplies. We check out the new ...

AFA Donates $35,000 in Furniture to OKC Public Schools

One of the things I love about working at American Fidelity is our dedication to giving back to the community. And since many of our Customers are teachers, supporting education-related programs and non-profits is important to us. We were recently ...

Bagging Hunger, Feeding Hope

Did you know that Oklahoma ranks among the top five states in the nation in the number of people who are hungry? More than 675,000 Oklahomans wake up every day not knowing where their next meal will come from. I ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Thundering Up at the Office and in the Community

The NBA playoffs are in full swing and our Colleagues love cheering on the Oklahoma City Thunder. One of the great things about working at American Fidelity is the opportunity to support our local NBA team and to work with them ...

Supporting the Run to Remember

  Dozens of American Fidelity Colleagues will run in the Oklahoma City National Memorial Marathon or support the participants at a water stop along the course. Supporting the Run to Remember Last Saturday, the Oklahoma City community remembered the tragedy 19 years ago ...

The Flexibility to Succeed

During his keynote at the recent Great Place to Work Institute® Conference, Stanford Graduate School of Business professor Jeffrey Pfeffer shared that “great workplaces impact health by reducing the factors that create adverse incidents – control, community, work/life balance.” American Fidelity ...

Supporting the Arts

Each February, our Colleagues look forward to participating in events that celebrate the arts in our community. This year's campaign for Allied Arts will run through March 19. Our Company's goal is to raise $95,000 for Allied Arts through Colleague pledges ...

AFA Helps Colleagues’ Favorite Charities

I work for a great Company that supports its Colleagues as well as its community. But one of the programs it offers does both! Each November, we have a lottery where Colleagues nominate their favorite charities to receive proceeds from monthly ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Sharing the Holiday Spirit at Buchanan

Last week I talked about our charitable efforts throughout the year, and those that really shine during the holidays. One of my favorite community efforts with American Fidelity is tutoring elementary students at our partner school, Buchanan Elementary. During the ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Generosity Abounds at American Fidelity

At any time of our year, my fellow Colleagues can be counted on to pitch in and help where there’s a need. But it seems like the holiday season brings out our charitable side. Once November hits, it seems like we ...

Sharing the Holiday Spirit I Donating Blood – or Food

Throughout the year American Fidelity partners with the Oklahoma Blood Institute to hold blood drives right here at our office so our Colleagues can conveniently donate to the local blood supply. Each year we also hold food drives where our ...

Partnering with KMGL to Honor Teachers

When I look back on my life, a number of teachers stand out in my memory. There are several who encouraged me along the way and taught me to chase my dreams. Now, I’m thankful for the wonderful educators in my ...

American Fidelity Donates $1,000 to Positive Tomorrows!

American Fidelity recently hosted a charity contest and we have a winner! Participants could vote for one of three worthy charities to receive a $1,000 donation from AFA. Thank you to all of you who voted and shared the contest ...

AFA Helps Honor State Teachers

Yesterday I was lucky enough to represent American Fidelity at the Oklahoma Teacher of the Year announcement. Ultimately, Peter Markes from Edmond North High School was selected from among the 12 outstanding finalists to represent our state as the 2014 Teacher ...

You Decide Which Charity Receives $1,000!

With school back in session, American Fidelity wants to give back to the local community and support a charity that provides education-related programs. Many of our Customers serve as educators and school administrators, so education is close to our heart. ...

AFA Colleagues Lend a Helping a Hand

Our Colleagues at American Fidelity truly value and care about our Customers – so much so that they didn’t hesitate to step up on their own to help those in need. In light of the recent tornado that devastated two ...

Paid in Smiles – Tutoring Has Its Perks

  If you could spend just one hour a week and know that your effort had a lasting impact on a child’s future, wouldn’t you do it? Many of our Colleagues would, and that’s why they volunteer to tutor a student at ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Making a Difference with United Way

You’ve probably read a lot about how great American Fidelity is to its Colleagues, but one of the greatest things about working for AFA is that Colleagues have many opportunities to help the local community. The annual United Way campaign ...

Dedicated to the Community

  One thing I love about working for American Fidelity is our Company’s dedication to the community. Whether it’s a special circumstance of helping with tornado relief or our regular assistance to other causes, I appreciate the opportunity to help serve. ...

Oklahoma Tornado Relief

Like many across Oklahoma, the nation and the world, our hearts go out to those impacted by the recent tornados. At least 20 of our own Colleagues were directly affected and numerous others had family and friends who have lost ...

Truckin’ for Food

Some great food and Thunder gear rolled in to the AFA parking lot today for a fun lunch event! We work hard every day, so it’s great to feel appreciated, be thanked for what we do for our Customers and ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Providing Opportunities

You’ve probably heard me talk about our tagline, “Our Family, Dedicated to Yours”. It’s true, American Fidelity really cares about Colleagues and invests in not only us, but our families, too. One of the great things AFA does for Colleagues ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Thunder Up

One thing I know about American Fidelity and our Colleagues is that we love our Oklahoma City Thunder. We love to watch them play and are proud to support our local community with them. To show our support during the NBA ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Volunteering, Running and Remembering

Just yesterday, thousands of people participated in the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon, including quite a few of my American Fidelity Colleagues. Those of us who weren’t running had the chance to work at the Water Stop in front of our ...

Giving Blood and Saving Lives

Tomorrow is a blood drive day for AFA. We work with the Oklahoma Blood Institute to provide an onsite blood drive so our Colleagues can help save lives without having to leave the office. American Fidelity has been hosting blood ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Earth Day

Every year on April 22, people across the world take part in Earth Day, and that includes us here at American Fidelity. Individuals, communities, organizations, businesses, etc. recognize the amazing planet we live on and take action to protect it.  So, ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Partnering with a Local Elementary School

Our tutoring program with Buchanan Elementary is one of my favorite community efforts that American Fidelity Colleagues are involved in. Buchanan has been AFA’s partner school since the 2006-2007 school year. We get the opportunity to tutor a student 30 ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Walking for Our Hearts

We all know it’s important for companies to be involved in the communities where they do business. We believe it’s more than something to put in the annual report. It’s part of who we are and work on a daily ...