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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 the Arts

March 7, 2016 02:42 AM

Print It’s not enough to just be a great place to work; our Colleagues also want to ensure our community is a great place to live!

As a result, American Fidelity Colleagues are among the leaders in the community in supporting the arts in the Oklahoma City area. Each spring, we come together to support Allied Arts, which reaches more than 1 million residents in our community and directly impacts the lives of our children, the growth of our economy and the health of our communities.

As a leader in our community, American Fidelity is one of the largest contributors to the Allied Arts annual fundraising campaign. We are also one of the trailblazers in establishing worksite-based campaigns for the Allied Arts member agencies and have been recognized as one of the best models to follow when new organizations want to join the campaign.

The annual campaign provides a way for Colleagues to support Allied Arts through payroll deductions as well as raise funds in other ways. We’ve hosted painting parties, penny wars, fundraising challenges and more. Executives offer to take a cream pie in the face, all to raise money for Allied Arts.

In the coming weeks, Colleagues will have the opportunity to learn more about Allied Arts member agencies during an open house in which agencies will send representatives to American Fidelity to talk about their work. Let us know how you support the arts in your community! 

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!

Family Event Features Charities

September 21, 2015 04:00 AM

2015 Famboree Logo & Each fall, we get together one Saturday with our families to have a little fun and spend some time together outside of the office. For the last two years, our family event – known as Famboree – has taken place on the grounds of our new headquarters and has also featured a charitable element. Four charities are highlighted, and Colleagues choose which one will receive a $5,000 donation in conjunction with the event. The other three receive $1,000 each. All four are invited to send representatives to the event to talk to Colleagues about their organizations and opportunities to help. This year’s top charity is Citizens Caring for Children. The other three are Neighborhood Services Organization, Special Care and Sunbeam. All four have made a positive impact on the Oklahoma City community in their own niches. Here’s a little more about each of them.

  • Citizens Caring for Children works in central Oklahoma counties to meet the unique needs of children and young adults in foster care through its Resource Center and mentor programs.
  • Neighborhood Services Organization helps to transform lives and encourage independence through safe, healthy homes, dental care and nutrition.
  • Special Care provides high-quality early childhood education, specialized care and on-site therapeutic services for children from 6 weeks to 21 years of age.
  • Sunbeam provides help, hope and the opportunity to succeed to people of all ages and all stages of life in central Oklahoma through early childhood, counseling, foster care and senior services.

Famboree is scheduled for Sept. 26. We can’t wait to meet our Colleagues’ family members and other friends. It’s a bonus that we’ll also have the opportunity to learn more about four fantastic community organizations! &

United Way Awareness Days at AF

September 14, 2015 04:12 AM

UWshirt-Tropical-Blue At American Fidelity, we wrapped up our United Way campaign exceeding our donation goal of $485,000. This year, we want to make sure our Colleagues continue to think about the United Way and the agencies that help our local community. To do this, we’ve started United Way Awareness Days on the second Friday of each month. Our Colleagues are able to wear any United Way or United Way-sponsored T-shirt and an agency is featured on our intranet that day. To raise a little extra money for our campaign, we sold American Fidelity United Way T-shirts to our Colleagues and all proceeds went toward the campaign. Our first awareness day was last Friday, and the Oklahoma Foundation for the Disabled was featured. The organization provides transportation, food and other care for disabled adults. Daily services including transportation, nutrition and activities are offered for just $45, and financial assistance is available for those who need it. What United Way agencies would you like to learn more about? Let us know in the comments. It might turn up on our next awareness day!

AFA Exceeds United Way Donation Goal

August 19, 2015 03:15 AM

UWshirt-Tropical-Blue American Fidelity wrapped up our United Way campaign last week and we exceeded our Company goal of $485,000! Our campaign started with the Pacesetter Games at our new Home Office location and early bird agency tours. During the campaign our Colleagues had opportunities to visit various United Way agency and we had our agency fair for Colleagues to learn even more. Throughout the campaign different AFA departments and floors participated in various activities to help raise money for United Way. Here are some of the activities and events that went on during our campaign.

  • Pants and Polo donation drive: School uniforms were collected and donated to Youth Services Center of Oklahoma for students in need.
  • Hamburger cookout: A cookout was held to raise money to add to donations.
  • Penny War: Strategic Alliances held a penny war and if certain monetary goals were met then certain executive Colleagues would get a pie in the face. Two of our executives ended up getting pied!
  • Breakfast: Casserole, cinnamon rolls, biscuits and gravy and bacon were sold and profits went to United Way.
  • Division/department/team meetings: Teams came together for United Way meetings to learn more about the organization and to hear from people who have a United Way story.
  • Bake sale: Colleagues made various baked goods and sold them with proceeds benefitting United Way.

These are just a few of the activities that our Colleagues participated in to help raise awareness and money for the United Way. AFA Colleague Marshall Foo is a huge advocate of the United Way and is thankful that American Fidelity supports an organization that helps so many. “Having been on a couple of United Way financing sub-committees and going to behind the scenes tours, I have seen the good work that the United Way partner agencies do,” Marshall said. “More than that, after being discharged from the Marines, I was a single dad and the recipient of several agencies’ assistance: Catholic Charities; Big Brothers, Big Sisters; Boy Scouts; Girl Scouts; the Boys and Girls Clubs and the Red Cross. More recently, the American Heart Association’s research has helped me with my more recent heart issues. Not only have I seen the benefits, but I have lived them as well.”

Supporting United Way of Central Oklahoma

July 13, 2015 06:02 AM

AFA Colleagues touring Youth Services of Oklahoma County AFA Colleagues Touring Youth Services of Oklahoma County[/caption] At American Fidelity we are large supporters of the United Way of Central Oklahoma. Not just the Company, but our Colleagues are dedicated to supporting as well. We kicked off our support of the United Way with the Pacesetter Games a few weeks ago, held at our 9000 Broadway Home Office location. Just last week Colleagues went on early bird tours of United Way agencies listed below to learn more about where our donations go and how they help our community and neighbors.

AFA’s full campaign will kick-off soon and we will be going on more agency tours. What United Way agencies do you recommend visiting?

Piedmont Teacher Earns AFA-KMGL Honor

May 13, 2015 03:14 AM
Lacey Bates Lacey Bates was nearly speechless when Jeff “The Magic Man” Roberts burst into a staff meeting at Piedmont’s Stone Ridge Elementary to announce that she has been voted the American Fidelity-KMGL Teacher of the Year! I was proud to be on hand to represent American Fidelity as we recognized this fantastic second-grade teacher. Mrs. Bates was one of nearly 30 teachers recognized this school year through the radio station’s Teacher Feature. Listeners selected her as the Teacher of the Year in online voting. American Fidelity joined forces with the Magic 104 Teacher Feature program in 2009. In the past six years, we’ve recognized more than 150 educators who are making a difference in the lives of their students. It’s truly an honor to be able to personally thank some of the teachers who are working so hard to educate the leaders of tomorrow. They work tirelessly to ensure their students love coming to school and are learning as much as they can. Often, the teachers are praised for incorporating a wide variety of learning styles and activities. Thank you to all of my teachers who instilled in me a love of learning and reading. Now, I especially appreciate all of my child’s teachers who work with her daily. Where would we be without you all!

Community Activities Abound in April

March 30, 2015 07:56 AM
VolunteerShirt2013(Final) 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 the happenings supported by our Company and Colleagues. March 9 through May 12 – We’ll be lacing up our bowling shoes to help raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma during Bowl for Kids' Sake. Several American Fidelity teams participate in the event each year. April 1 – Community Literacy Center’s Literacy Live luncheon. The annual fundraiser highlights the achievements of students in the adult literacy program while helping raise awareness and funding to help more adults learn to read or speak English. The event will explore the question, “What would you miss most” if you couldn’t read? April 2 – A pair of Colleagues will attend Cameron University President’s Partners Celebration. The President’s Partners support scholarships and other educational enhancements for the university in Lawton. April 11-12 – The Redbud Classic hits the streets to promote fun, fitness and philanthropy. The two-day event incorporates biking, running and other activities. This year’s beneficiary is the Boys and Girls Club of Oklahoma County. April 12 – Bald heads will show up around the American Fidelity Home Office following the annual St. Baldrick’s fundraiser to support childhood cancer research. More than a half dozen Colleagues participate in the shaving event each year. April 26 – The Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon brings more than 25,000 participants from around the world to celebrate life in conjunction with the anniversary of the federal building bombing in Oklahoma City. Dozens of Colleagues run in the event or serve as volunteers for a water stop. Our Colleagues never shy away from getting involved in activities that improve the quality of life in our community. What are your favorite spring activities?