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AF United CAMPaign

August 4, 2016 02:44 PM

American Fidelity’s United Way campaign kicked off on Monday this week, and our Colleagues are busy finding ways to donate!

 

Throughout the campaign Colleagues have the opportunity to tour various United Way organizations and learn from some of the organizations at our on-site Agency Fair.

 

AF United Way ambassadors are already busy informing their teams of different activities being held to help raise money for the campaign.

 

The campaign lasts through Aug. 12 and our goal is to donate $525,000 as a Company. AF’s campaign helps support the community-wide efforts for the United Way of Central Oklahoma.

 

Would you like to join the AF team? Check out American Fidelity’s job openings, learn about our hiring process and review tips on getting hired at AF. If you have questions about our job openings, let us know in the comments!

Colleagues Donate School Supplies

July 26, 2016 03:59 PM

 School Supply Art

 

Who doesn’t remember the smell of opening a fresh box of crayons, sharpening new pencils or choosing folders with cute puppies or favored superheroes?

Our Colleagues are helping bring some of those memories to life for children at our partner school, Buchanan Elementary. This week, we’re sponsoring a school supply drive to ensure our students have what they need to learn when school resumes Monday.

Bins are filling with reams of wide-ruled paper, boxes of no. 2 pencils and cartons of tissues. Monetary donations also are rolling in.

Most of the students at Buchanan qualify for the free and reduced lunch program, and their families cannot afford to provide the supplies the children need. So Colleagues are filling the gap.

The supply drive is one of our monthly charity day activities in which Colleagues donate at least $2 per month for the privilege of wearing Company T-shirts each Friday. For this drive, many Colleagues go far beyond the $2 per person to help ensure the students have what they need to make learning fun.

How do you support back to school efforts in your community?

AF Colleagues Take On the Challenge

June 8, 2016 01:00 PM

Just last weekend more than 100 of our Colleagues came together to compete in the OU Medicine Corporate Challenge. Corporate Challenge is a weekend packed full of competition among Oklahoma City metro companies and raises money for the UCO Endeavor Games.

 

Check out some photos from the weekend!

Doug Vrooman runs in the men's relay

Colleagues Smash Giving Goals

May 19, 2016 07:17 AM

Colleagues participated in a food and fund drive for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and obliterated our goal of collecting $7,500 by giving nearly $12,000 and more than 1,300 individual items of food during the week-long campaign!

In addition to giving money and food, about a dozen Colleagues and family members also donated time last Saturday to help with the letter carriers’ food drive.

Our team was joined by other volunteers and helped unload and sort nearly 20,000 pounds of food collected by letter carriers from the Edmond Main Post Office.

Check out some of our Colleagues at work!

 

Colleagues Support ‘Run to Remember’

April 27, 2016 02:09 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Sunday, thousands of running enthusiasts converged in Oklahoma City to participate in the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon, and American Fidelity Colleagues turned out in force to both participate and support the event.

For the 16th year – since the marathon’s inception – American Fidelity hosted a water stop at our buildings on Classen Boulevard to help hydrate and motivate runners in the full marathon, half marathon and marathon relay events. Of the nearly 25,000 participants who traveled down Classen on Sunday, several of them were our Colleagues.

About 50 Colleagues, family members and friends worked at the water stop, which is located about mile 23 of the full marathon, or mile 10 of the half marathon course. Volunteers were on-site from 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to support the runners. The event is known as a “people’s marathon” because it welcomes racers of all skill levels to compete while also serving as a qualifier for the Boston marathon.

AF volunteer organizer Lisa Burchfield thanked Colleagues for giving up their time on a Sunday to support the racers and the “Run to Remember.”

“You made everything look easy,” Lisa wrote in an email to volunteers. “I know that’s because of your dedication to serving the runners and our community as we took time out to remember those lost and wounded in the federal building bombing as well as honor those who worked tirelessly searching through the rubble.”

Volunteers were proud to be part of the event.

“Thank you for the opportunity to volunteer! I had a wonderful time and look forward to helping in the future,” one volunteer said.

Another wrote, “I enjoyed (the opportunity to volunteer) and hope to be able to do more as the year goes by.”

The Memorial Marathon water stop is just one way American Fidelity supports our community. Learn more about other AF volunteer efforts.

Living Smart in OKC

February 24, 2016 01:39 AM

LSLogo_2016 Each month AF spotlight’s a Colleague who has made lifestyle changes to be healthier, or a resource that helps our Colleagues do that. Do you live in the OKC metro area and looking for resources in the community to help kick start your wellness journey? Are you thinking about relocating to our growing city? Here’s a list of wellness resources available in the metro, and reasons you should want to join us in OKC!

Looking for opportunities to get moving with others in the community? Here are some great ones!

  • Mesta Festa is held at the historic Mesta Park and usually features free yoga for adults and outdoor games for children.
  • Open Streets OKC closes a busy street to vehicular traffic for a day to encourage walking, biking and other physical activity.
  • Shop Hop on Auto Alley is held every third Thursday of each month and encourages visitors to park their cars and cruise on foot to enjoy open house events at shops, live music and entertainment. They are also encouraged to participate in physical activities, learn about healthy eating and more.

Still looking for reasons to make the move to OKC? Visit our website to see what Oklahoma City has to offer you and be sure to check out our job openings!

AF Colleagues Donate Blood

February 8, 2016 02:25 AM

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Last week American Fidelity Colleagues donated blood at our blood drive right here at the office. AF partners with the Oklahoma Blood Institute five times a year to allow our Colleagues to easily and quickly donate. We’ve been hosting blood drives with OBI for 32 years!

On blood drive days Colleagues who donate may wear AF T-shirts to work and are entered in drawings for various prizes.

At AF we are dedicated to our Colleagues, Customers and our community. We are proud to have a group of Colleagues who care and strive to do their best to help.

Help make a difference by donating to the local blood supply. Visit www.obi.org to learn more.

Are you interested in joining the AF team? Check out our OKC job openings and our field sales positions, learn about our hiring process and get tips on getting hired at AF.

Colleagues Support Charity Donations

December 16, 2015 03:37 AM

Chari-Tee Art Only Our Colleagues are a generous group, and they support a wide range of organizations that help locally, nationally and around the globe. Each year, Colleagues are invited to nominate their favorite charities to receive charity donations for one month in the following year. The charities are selected by a random drawing, although the annual school supply drive to benefit our partner school always is one of the designated charity days. Another constant is our Colleague Relief Fund, which provides grants to Colleagues experiencing financial hardship due to natural disasters, medical issues or other calamities. Colleagues then pay $2 each to wear T-shirts on the designated day of the month with proceeds going to the selected charity. About 40 individual charities were nominated for 2016. Take a look at the charities that were selected to receive proceeds in 2016.

January Colleague Relief Fund
February Big Brothers Big Sisters
March Leadership OKC’s Youth Leadership Exchange
April Family Builders
May Water4
June Buchanan Elementary School Supply Drive
July Solo Parent Foundation
August Savannah Station Therapeutic Riding Program
September Ovarian Cancer Research Fund
October Diabetes Solutions of Oklahoma
November Possibilities, Inc.
December Catholic Charities

What charity would you nominate, and why? Tell us in the comments!

AF Supports Jubilee Partners

November 16, 2015 04:30 AM

Chari-teeDay This Friday American Fidelity Colleagues will be wearing our green “chari-tee” shirts and all proceeds from our November charity day will go to Jubilee Partners. Jubilee Partners supports local, urban youth by providing them with opportunities to further their education, develop healthy relationships and build life skills. Programs at Jubilee Partners include the following.

  • Jubilee Academy
  • After School Program
  • Equine Therapy
  • Mentoring
  • Summer Kid’s Club
  • Student Leadership

Learn more about Jubilee Partners and how you can get involved. One Friday each month our Colleagues support a local charity. Check back later this week to see what charities we will donate to next year for AF Charity Days. &

AF Colleagues Support Wonderfully Made Foundation

October 19, 2015 03:30 AM

Chari-teeDay On Friday AF Colleagues will be sporting their green “chari-tee” shirts in support of our monthly Charity Day. Each month Colleagues have the opportunity to donate to the sponsored charity. Those who donate may wear their special T-shirts showing they donate each month. This month we are supporting the Wonderfully Made Foundation. The mission of the Wonderfully Made Foundation is to embrace families, individuals, children and youth who are in need by equipping them with the tools and resources that will aid them in becoming effective and productive citizens. Programs in the organization include Domestic Violence Awareness, Homeless Home, Clothing Closest, Children Literacy and Job Training. Learn more about the Wonderfully Made Foundation. See what other charities our Colleagues have been donating to in 2015 and check back within the next few weeks to find out what organizations will receive AF Charity Day support in 2016! Would you like to join the AF team and support charities with us? Check out our OKC job openings and our field sales positions. Apply now or share with your network!