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$1 Million in Donations Surpassed

2014 Charity Challenge

MMA’s annual Charity Challenge recently surpassed the $1 million mark in donations, as the five-year campaign is surging to a strong finish.

In addition to surpassing our five-year goal, this year’s challenge  has exceeded our 2014 goal of $250,000. Contributions go to three charities chosen by MMA employees: Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, College Possible, and St. David’s Center. The campaign’s mission is to contribute to nonprofits that focus on the health and development of young people in the community.

Officials say the campaign has succeeded beyond their expectations. “We never, ever imagined that we’d be able to raise this kind of money,” said Laura Muhlstein, Director of Human Resources for MMA. “The exciting thing for us is that we’re doing this with our carriers. It’s another way we can demonstrate our partnership with them to our clients.”

Muhlstein says the participation of MMA’s employees has also been gratifying. “MMA employees contributed about $15,000 [this year],” she said. “That’s pretty cool, to see that MMA employees are feeling really connected to this initiative, and putting their own dollars into it.”

Reaching the $1 million mark affirms that MMA’s partners and employees share a commitment to investing in the community, Muhlstein said. “It supports our overall focus on community wellbeing, and it makes us want to challenge ourselves, to see what we can do in the future to make an even bigger impact.”
MMA provides a 30 percent match to all donations as part of the campaign. The final date for contributions is August 29.