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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

MGG Investment Group logo

Founded in 2014, MGG is a private investment firm that provides bespoke investment solutions to mid-size and growing middle market companies. MGG works with owners and management teams to help build lasting value, address immediate needs, and solve complex situations while seeking to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for investors irrespective of and through market cycles. For more information, visit mgginv.com.

Paradigm logo

Paradigm is the nation’s leading provider of catastrophic and complex case management, they achieve 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.

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. Pat is the former Treasurer of the SFM Foundation Board of Directors, has a has a scholarship in her name, and helps provide guidance for recipients.

SFM - The Work Comp Experts logo

SFM Mutual Insurance is the leading workers’ compensation insurer in the Midwest, serving businesses of all sizes and types for more than 40 years. SFM’s mission is to inspire safer workplaces by protecting workers from harm and helping the injured recover.

Platinum sponsors $5,000-$9,999

DTS Law Group logo

Durick | Tuttle | Smith is a law firm specializing in civil trial litigation, specifically in the areas of workers’ compensation, personal injury, wrongful death, insurance coverage issues and disputes, and multiple other areas of civil litigation. Our attorneys have over 40 years of experience litigating, trying, and arguing cases all over the state of Iowa on behalf of their clients, and have not only tried many cases to verdict, judgment, or decision, but have represented and argued cases on appeal at every level – including the Iowa Court of Appeals, Supreme Court of Iowa, and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Our attorneys are excited to continue representing long-standing clients as well as new clients all over the state of Iowa. 

EMC Insurance logo

EMC Insurance is among the top 60 property/casualty insurance organizations in the U.S. EMC Insurance writes commercial property/casualty insurance and life insurance in the U.S. and reinsurance worldwide. They provide commercial coverage for 500+ classes of business and is known for comprehensive loss control services and exceptional claims service.

Guy Carpenter logo

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

Marsh McLennan Agency logo

At 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.

National Investment Services logo

National Investments Services (NIS) manages fixed income strategies for consistent performance and downside protection. With a mission to provide exceptional investment management services for over 30 years, NIS partners with clients and consultants to meet unique objectives. NIS prioritizes client needs through employee ownership and a collaborative culture, with offices in Milwaukee and Chicago.

NEAM logo

The NEAM mission is 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 logo

North Risk Partners specializes in strategic insurance solutions for people and business. Our team helps clients Face Risk Head On with right-fit insurance coverage and loss prevention resources. For businesses, we offer commercial
insurance, surety bonds and employee benefits, as well as programming and compliance support.

Omni case management has over 70 years of combined experience in workers compensation medical and vocational case management. We are a regional case management company with the knowledge to do it right, and the size to be able to do it the way our customers want.

Sit logo

Sit Investment Associates provides investment management expertise in domestic and international growth equities and fixed income. Investment management services are offered across four channels: Separate Accounts, Private Investment Funds, Collective Investment Funds and Mutual Funds.

USI logo

USI serves over 500,000 clients nationwide, meeting their property & casualty, employee benefit, personal risk and retirement needs. We have more than 150 years of consulting and brokerage experience through our acquired agencies.

Voya Investment Management logo

At Voya Investment Management, we are dedicated to exceeding our clients’ expectations for both service and investment results. We help institutions, insurance clients, and retail intermediaries push what’s possible via innovative fixed income, equity and multi-asset solutions.

Gold sponsors $3,000-$4,999

Aafedt Forde Gray Monson Hager logo


Atkinson Gerber logo

Bill Greene


Bosch Law Firm logo

Enlyte logo

Kathryn & Terry Miller

Kidd, Kilburg, Laflin, Johnson logo

Maguire Agency logo

myMatrixx logo

RAYAS Radiology logo

Western National Insurance logo

Silver sponsors

Aponte Family

Athletico Physical Therapy

Braman & Associates

Dane Street

Dave and Jean Kaiser

Dyste Williams

Expert Physician Evaluations

Gallagher Insurance

Heartman Agency


Minnesota Occupational Health / Summit Orthopedics

Monroe Capital


North Star Mutual Insurance Company

Safety National Re


Waypoint Underwriting Management


Bronze sponsors $375-$1,249

American Legion Post 550

Arch Reinsurance

Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

Bob Lund

Caswell, Panko & Westerhold

Catholic United Financial

Caze Concussion Institute

Christensen Group

Clarity Coverdale Fury


EMC Claims Solutions



Heacox, Hartman, Koshmrl, Cosgriff, Johnson, Lane & Feenstra, PA

Herland Mediation Services

Holmes Murphy

Iowa Ortho

iSpine Clinics

Kyllo Consulting

MES Solutions

Mueller Schmidt Mulholland & Cooling

Ray Smith Insurance Agency

Rick and Joan Ahmann

Rinke Noonan

Smith Mills Law PC

Strohm Ballweg

TrueNorth Companies / First MainStreet Insurance

Union Construction Workers’ Compensation Program

VGM Homelink

Wisconsin Compensation Rating Bureau (WCRB)

Woodlake Medical Management

Friends of the Foundation

Baylor Evnen, LLP

Bob and Lynne Acosta

Kathy Bray

Shawn Miner

Steve Sandilla

“With the help of our generous supporters, we are able to enrich the lives of young people who have experienced tragedies in their families through higher education. Many of these young people wouldn’t normally be able to afford college due to their circumstances, and we provide that opportunity. 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

Linda Williams
Foundation recipients

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