The power of working together
Philanthropy and charitable giving are central to our core values. Securian and the Securian Foundation team up with many nonprofit organizations around the Twin Cities.
Here are just a few of our recent collaborations toward strengthening our community.
Greater Twin Cities United Way
Securian, through the Securian Foundation and our 45-year tradition of associate campaigns, is a long-time million-dollar partner for the Greater Twin Cities United Way, which is dedicated to supporting hundreds of agencies that provide critical community services.
From auctions, “FUNdraising” activities and pledges, Securian’s associate campaigns have led to a total contribution of more than $1 million for the eighth consecutive year in 2015.
Dorothy Day Center
Since 2001, associates have dedicated their time to helping those most in need at the Dorothy Day Center by serving lunch.
Additionally, recognizing the contributions the Center makes in supporting those in our community, the Securian Foundation committed $500,000 to the Catholic Charities capital campaign in 2015 to build the new Dorothy Day Campus.
Habitat for Humanity
Since 2002, more than 1,000 Securian associates have supported Securian's ongoing pledge to building community in St. Paul’s neighborhoods.
In 2015, Securian associates tallied 121 volunteer days with Habitat for Humanity programs.
Securian Ethics Essay Competition
Ethics is an extremely important topic of learning and is among our organization’s core values.
The Securian Ethics Essay Competition at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management is in its third year as part of their new Ethics and Corporate Responsibility course for all incoming freshmen – approximately 600 annually.
Students benefit greatly from group exercises that require group interaction, problem analysis, reasoning, debate, persuasive skills and teamwork within an ethical framework. This hands-on experience helps prepare students to be ethical leaders in the workplace and in society.
Securian offers multiple opportunities that allow associates to play a pivotal role in the life of a child or adult. Securian’s mentoring programs stretch back for more than 30 years with BestPrep and Junior Achievement.
For the past four years, we’ve partnered extensively with Urban Academy Charter School, developing robust and individual reading and mentoring programs.
We've also incorporated the school into our JA in a Day and worked with the students at JA Biztown (both Junior Achievement programs).
School supply drive
Securian sponsors an annual school supply drive, with the help of our longtime charitable partner, the Neighborhood House.
Donated pens, pencils, notebooks, folders and backpacks serve as the foundation for disadvantaged children to excel in the classroom, while their families benefit from much needed financial savings.
Securian Winter Run
In its 32nd year, the Securian Winter Run is a premiere event of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival and boasts half marathon, 10K and 5K courses that wind through scenic downtown St. Paul and along the mighty Mississippi River.
All proceeds from the race benefit the Saint Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation, producer of the Winter Carnival. Securian associates also volunteer to assist with a variety of tasks, including registration, post-race handouts and water stops.
United Way Action Day
In 2015, Securian hosted Action Day for the second time, serving as one of three Twin Cities host sites.
Associates came together for a 30-minute shift over the lunch hour, gathering with others in the community to create care packages for people in need.
Held three times each year at Securian's campus, our blood drives are among the largest and most reliable in St. Paul and help meet the needs of those in need of life-saving transfusions.
Securian Scholarship Fund
To recognize and reward the academic achievements of Securian associates' children, the Securian Scholarship Fund was established in 1985. Since then, 162 students have received more than $547,600.
Scholarship awards are $1,000 per year for tuition and fees in any undergraduate program at an accredited four-year college or university.
Each student’s application is evaluated on the basis of past academic performance, demonstrated leadership, participation in school and community activities, honors received, a statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances and an appraisal by a former teacher, advisor or supervisor.