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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.

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.

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

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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.

Bill Greene

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

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Cousineau Waldhauser & Kieselbach

CWK is a workers’ compensation defense firm. We have 18 lawyers who practice in one area of the law and we do it well. Our attorneys represent insurance companies and employers.


EMPLOYERS has been providing cost-effective workers’ compensation insurance for over a century. With competitive pricing, financial stability and dependability, we remain focused on keeping America’s small businesses not only working, but working safely.

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.

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We’re a company that makes people mobile. Regardless of whether the product is a prosthesis, an orthosis, a wheelchair or an exoskeleton – our focus is always on the people we support. We help people maintain or regain their freedom of movement.

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

Advanced Capital Group

Brown & Joseph

Dave and Jean Kaiser

Deloitte Consulting

Dyste Williams

Flaherty Consulting and Investigations, Inc.

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

Kathryn and Terry Miller

Kraus-Anderson Insurance

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


MMIC Group, Inc.

North Star Mutual Insurance Company

Peddicord Wharton

Physicians’ Diagnostics & Rehabilitation Clinics (PDR Clinics)

Rick and Joan Ahmann

Safety National Re


Sit Investment Associates, Inc.

Society Insurance

Western National Mutual Insurance Company

Bronze sponsors $375-$1,249


Arch Reinsurance Company

Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

Bell Bank

Bob Labombard

Bob Mars

Brown & Carlson, P.A.

Chad Hagedorn

Christensen Group

Clarity Coverdale Fury

Dick Marshik

Heartman Agency, Inc.

HomeCare Connect LLC

Kent D. Dixon

Mahowald Insurance Agency, LLC

Minnesota Occupational Health / Summit Orthopedics

Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Insurers Association Inc. (MWCIA)


Orchid Medical

Preferred Medical

Ray Smith Insurance Agency, Inc.

Stinson LLP

Strohm Ballweg, LLP

TrueNorth Companies

Union Construction Workers’ Compensation Program

Friends of the Foundation

Anderson Insurance & Investment Agency (an ABRC company)

Bob Acosta

Brad Tracy

Claire Muselman

Cody Allen

Dennis Logstrom

Kathy Bray

Ken Johnson

Mark Johnston

Med & Tox Consulting Services PLLC

The Dana Company

“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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