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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

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Paradigm is an accountable care management organization focused on improving the lives of people with complex and catastrophic injuries and diagnoses. We have been a pioneer in value-based care since 1991, offering deep clinical expertise, high-value specialty networks, behavioral health support, payment integrity solutions, and robust data analytics to generate the very best outcomes for patients, payers and providers. Paradigm is headquartered in Walnut Creek, California, with offices across the U.S. For more information, please visit www.paradigmcorp.com.

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 current Treasurer of the SFM Foundation Board of Directors, has a scholarship in her name, and is a mentor to each recipient of this special scholarship.

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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.

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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

Bob Lund

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

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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.

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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
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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.

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.

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Atkinson Gerber Law Office

Workplace injuries can quickly complicate your life. At Atkinson Gerber Law Office, we will stand up for your rights and assist you with all aspects of your injury. From our offices in St. Paul, Minnesota, we represent people throughout the Twin Cities and the entire state of Minnesota in workers’ comp claims. 

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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Bosch Law Firm

At Bosch Law Firm, experienced Minnesota attorney Gerald W. Bosch concentrates on one objective, every day — that of helping injured workers in the Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, and throughout the state of Minnesota.

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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.

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Deloitte Consulting

Connecting with clients on a more personal level has been a cornerstone of how we operate for more than 175 years. The depth and breadth of the Deloitte team, our focus on forming stronger, collaborative relationships, and our legacy of examining the finest details reveal new perspectives for our clients. 

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Guy Carpenter

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

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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.

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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.

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North Risk Partners

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 in the areas of human resources, health and safety, and more. We are one of the largest independent insurance broker and risk advisory firms in the Midwest with over 400 employees and 30+ locations across our five-state footprint.

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RAYUS Radiology 

RAYUS Radiology (formerly CDI) provides a full range of services a full range of services from regular screenings and diagnostic imaging to therapeutic injections, pain care and more. Each year, more than one million patients and their providers nationwide trust our local teams of top radiologists, technologists and care providers for answers to their most important health care questions.

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Sit Investment Associates

Sit Investment Associates provides quality 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. We take pride in serving as a true extension of our clients’ operations, providing highly individualized service in an increasingly challenging economic and financial environment.

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HOMELINK’s mission is to provide access to high quality, cost effective products, vendors and services via an efficient, effective and caring national integrated delivery system. Over 400 employee-owners connect more than 1,200 payers to over 50,000 credentialed, community-based providers giving the highest quality of care to more than 30 million people.

Silver sponsors

Braman & Associates

Dave Kaiser

Dyste Williams

Flaherty Consulting & Investigations (FCI)

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

Karen Holt

Kathryn and Terry Miller

iSpine Clinics / iWorks Health (formerly known as PDR)

Mahowald Insurance Agency, LLC

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



Minnesota Occupational Health / Summit Orthopedics

Mitchell Casualty Solutions Group


North Star Mutual Insurance Company

One Call


Professional Insurance Agents of Minnesota (PIA)

Safety National Re

Schott Mauss & Associates, LLC

Stinson LLP


Western National Mutual Insurance Company

Bronze sponsors $375-$1,249

Advanced Capital Group

Ahmann Family Foundation

Arch Reinsurance Company

Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

Athletico Physical Therapy

Brandon & Cathy Miller

Catholic United Financial

Ceil Jung

Christensen Group

Clarity Coverdale Fury

ConservCare, Inc.

Constellation Mutual


Dick Marshik

EMC Insurance Companies

Engles, Ketcham, Olson & Keith

ExamWorks, Inc.

Heartman Agency, Inc.

Iowa Ortho

Iowa Work Comp Advisory Committee (IWCAC)

Jody Rogers

Kent Dixon

Kyllo Consulting

Mars Supply



Orchid Medical

Otos Consulting

Peddicord Wharton


RAS / Dakota Truck

Ray Smith Insurance Agency



Society Insurance

Sodoro, Mooney, & Lenaghan

Steve Sandilla

Strohm Ballweg, LLP

Stubbe & Associates

Triune Health Group

TrueNorth Companies

Union Construction Workers’ Compensation Program

University of Iowa Health System

U.S. Bank

Wisconsin Compensation Rating Bureau

Friends of the Foundation

Andy Gebhard

Chad Hagedorn

Claire Muselman

Daniel Anderson


Jay Stassen

Kathy Bray

Lindner & Marsack, S.C.

Michael Forsyth

“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

Linda Williams
Foundation recipients

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