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Transformational Gift from Federated Insurance!

December 6, 2022, Katie Huynh

“Emotional, memorable, and magnificent,“ said Julie Rethemeier, Director of Public Affairs & Advertising at Federated Insurance. Those were the three words she used to describe the 2022 Federated Challenge, a two-day gala and golf tournament that has benefitted the three Minnesota Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies since 2005.

Last night’s Board of Directors meeting gave much cause for celebration as everyone joined in a standing ovation when Julie revealed we received a whopping $2.1M from the 2022 Federated Challenge and its 83 sponsor companies. The gift is part of the record-breaking $3.9M raised at this year’s event. In addition to the event’s year-long coordination, Federated Insurance offsets all expenses, so 100% of the money raised through the Federated Challenge goes directly to Big Brothers Big Sisters, and a portion of the proceeds also goes to the Federated Challenge Scholarship.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Federated Insurance and are bursting with gratitude for the generous, ongoing support they’ve provided to Big Brothers Big Sisters over the last 18 years,” said Pat Sukhum, BBBSTC CEO. “Their investment in our mission lifts us to serve more youth in more intentional and impactful ways.”

We’re so grateful to Federated Insurance and their instrumental role in amplifying the power and potential of Twin Cities youth. Our mission is truly #BiggerTogether thanks to you! Watch this video to see highlights from the 2022 Federated Challenge.