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Thank you to our sponsors

We appreciate the generosity of our sponsors, who are the main source of funding for the scholarships we offer. SFM Foundation awards scholarships to a growing number of applicants each year. The more sponsors we have, the more students we can help.

The bottom line is without our supporters, many of these families wouldn’t get the help they need. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, to our SFM Foundation sponsors. Your support helps change lives.

Premier sponsors $10,000 and up


As the nation’s leading provider of catastrophic and complex case management, Paradigm achieves 5x better medical outcomes and lowers total costs by 40%. Paradigm accomplishes this by bringing together nationally recognized doctors, expert clinical staff, the best network of care facilities in the country, and more than 25 years of clinical data to guide decisions.

SFM Mutual Insurance

SFM is the leading workers’ compensation insurer in the Midwest, serving businesses of all sizes and types for more than 30 years. We strive to be the workers’ compensation partner of choice for agents, employers, and injured workers through unrivaled service, expertise and commitment to workplace safety.

State Farm

State Farm is there for our customers and for the neighborhoods where we live and work. We’ve come a long way since opening our doors in 1922. Yet our success is built on the same foundation of shared values: quality service and relationships, mutual trust, integrity, and financial strength.

Platinum sponsors $5,000-$9,999

Associated Benefits and Risk Consulting

We simplify the complicated.

The Horton Group

The Horton Group is an insurance, employee benefits and risk advisory firm. We specialize in helping clients turn costs and risk into competitive advantage, and growing the business for tomorrow. Our business is about helping you achieve a higher level of performance. The Horton Group has the people, insight and innovation to get ahead of trends, and offer new ideas on critical challenges.

Marsh & McLennan Agency

We create peace of mind by passionately delivering exceptional employee benefits and risk management solutions, committed to:

  • Providing world-class resources with local touch
  • Serving our clients, colleagues, carriers and communities
  • Acting with integrity and respect

Gold sponsors $3,000-$4,999

Aafedt Forde Gray, Monson & Hager, P.A.

Aafedt, Forde, Gray, Monson & Hager, P.A. provides comprehensive legal representation for insurance carriers, self-insured employers and corporate interests, and has done so for more than ninety years.

Atkinson Law Office and Bosch Law Firm

The lawyers of the Atkinson Law Office & Bosch Law Firm have nearly a century of combined experience providing expert legal representation for injured workers across Minnesota.

Bill Greene

Bill Greene is currently the Strategic Government Customer Manager at Dun & Bradstreet. He is a longtime supporter of the SFM Foundation.

Bob Lund

Bob is the former President & CEO of SFM Mutual Insurance Company and a former SFM Foundation board member. He is a longtime supporter of the SFM Foundation.


Center for Diagnostic Imaging is one of the nation’s first outpatient imaging providers. CDI’s mission is to improve the lives of those we serve through the highest quality care and diagnostic imaging services.

Cousineau, Waldhauser and Kieselbach

Our highly experienced attorneys provide comprehensive workers’ compensation defense to efficiently achieve the most favorable result for employers, insurers, and third party administrators

Guy Carpenter

Guy Carpenter helps its clients achieve profitable growth with a powerful combination of specialized reinsurance broking expertise, strategic advisory services and analytics.

Maguire Agency

We’ve been guiding businesses and families on insurance matters since 1928. We’ve enjoyed long-term relationships with our clients because of our progressive, knowledgeable and responsive approach, and by working collaboratively with them and the many insurance companies we represent for the best possible outcomes. We think you’ll find our approach refreshingly different and surprisingly personal.


New England Asset Management (NEAM) strives to be integral to the success of our insurance industry clients by providing investment management solutions through a team of skilled professionals dedicated to delivering exceptional client service.

North Risk Partners

Your business faces many threats — from natural disasters to data breaches, to other risks specific to your industry or company. Our mission is to make you aware of coverage every business needs, plus additional protection specific to your circumstances.

Pat Johnson

Pat Johnson is a former President and CEO of SFM, Minnesota’s largest workers’ compensation insurer. Now retired, Johnson continues to serve in many capacities to reach out to those in need.

Silver sponsors

Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A.

Brown & Carlson, P.A.

Dave and Jean Kaiser

Deloitte Consulting

ExamWorks, Inc.

Fitch, Johnson, Larson & Held, P.A.

Flaherty Consulting & Investigations

Heacox, Hartman, Koshmrl, Cosgriff, Johnson, Lane & Feenstra, P.A.

HomeCare Connect

Insurance Rehabilitation Synergy Group

Kathryn and Terry Miller

Kraus-Anderson Insurance

McAnany, Van Cleave & Phillips, P.A. (MVP)



Minnesota Occupational Health / Summit Orthopedics

Mitchell Casualty Solutions Group


North Star Mutual Insurance Company

One Call

Rick and Joan Ahmann

Safety National Re


Stinson LLP


Western National Mutual Insurance Company

Bronze sponsors $375-$1,249


Advanced Capital Group

Amplifon Hearing Health Care

Anderson Insurance & Investment Agency

Arch Reinsurance Company

Archdioceses of St. Paul and Minneapolis


AW Welt Ambrisco

Braman & Associates, Inc. Corporate Real Estate

Brandon and Cathy Miller

Brown & Joseph

Catholic United Financial

Ceil Jung

Chad Hagedorn

Christensen Group

Clarity Coverdale Fury


Coventry Health Care

Dick Marshik

Dyste Williams



Felhaber Larson Law Firm

Heartman Agency, Inc.

Iowa Ortho

Iowa Work Comp Advisory Committee (IWCAC)

KBS Realty Advisor / Cushman & Wakefield / Northmarq

Mahowald Insurance Agency, LLC

Mars Supply

MMIC Group, Inc.


Orchid Medical

PDR Clinics

Peddicord Wharton

Preferred Medical

Professional Insurance Agents of Minnesota (PIA)

RAS/Dakota Truck

Ray Smith Insurance Agency, Inc.

Sit Investment Associates, Inc.

Smith Mills & Schrock Law

Society Insurance

Steve and Roz Sandilla

Strohm Ballweg, LLP

Stubbe & Associates

The Accel Foundation

Triune Health Group

TrueNorth Companies

Union Construction Workers’ Compensation Program

US Bank

VGM Homelink

Wisconsin Compensation Rating Bureau

Friends of the Foundation

ARC Physical Therapy

Bill and Lorna Slott

Craig Stroinski

Kathy Bray

Lindberg Law PC

Lindner & Marsack, S.C.

Mark Johnston

Mike Happe

Sara Goese

“With the help of our generous supporters, we are able to enrich the lives of young people through higher education. Many recipients pay it forward by choosing careers that give back to their communities. We encourage you to join the SFM Foundation family of individual and corporate supporters who make these dreams a reality.

Linda Williams
President, SFM Foundation

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