American Family Insurance donates funds to Haiti recovery efforts

Madison, Wis. (Jan. 18, 2010) – American Family Insurance is donating $10,000 to help treat victims from the devastating earthquake in Haiti. The company also established a matching program – up to a total corporate matching donation of $50,000 – for employees and agents who want to make personal donations to earthquake relief programs.

The company is contributing $10,000 to the Haitian chapter of Partners in Health (PIH), a U.S.-based non-profit organization focused on providing high-quality health care to impoverished areas around the world. PIH opened its first clinic in Haiti in 1985 and currently staffs nine facilities in the country, all miles from the quake’s epicenter and involved in the massive recovery efforts.

American Family has more than 7,600 employees and 3,800 agents in 19 states.

"American Family employees and agents demonstrate their compassion and generosity time and again, and many of them are choosing to help the victims of this colossal tragedy," said Rick Fetherston, vice president of public relations. "By matching their individual contributions, we’re enabling our employees and agents to have an even greater impact on the recovery efforts."

Based in Madison, Wis., American Family Insurance offers auto insurance, homeowners insurance, life insurance, health insurance, business and farm/ranch insurance in 19 states. American Family insurance is the nation’s third-largest mutual property/casualty insurance company and ranks 388th on the Fortune 500 list. Web:; Facebook:; Twitter: