Iowa’s Holmes Murphy Creates Philanthropic Foundation

January 24, 2019

Waukee, Iowa-based insurance services firm, Holmes Murphy, has created the Holmes Murphy Foundation for its philanthropic and charitable-giving initiatives. This newly-formed foundation will oversee all philanthropic and community engagement efforts, company-wide.

“Through this foundation, we are creating an investment strategy that incorporates input from our communities, clients, and employees across all Holmes Murphy locations,” said Holmes Murphy Senior Vice President Craig Hansen, who is leading this effort. “We are excited about this change and to further demonstrate our commitment to giving back to the communities we serve.”

The concept of giving back is not new to the company; Holmes Murphy currently contributes over $1.3 million in charitable donations and logs more than 10,000 volunteer hours annually. Creating the foundation will help maximize and broaden Holmes Murphy’s community efforts with the establishment of four giving channels — Community Grants, Direct Giving, the Employee Match Program, and Volunteer Time Off (VTO).

“At Holmes Murphy we believe everyone deserves to be healthy, receive proper education, and be able to surround themselves with arts and culture,” Holmes Murphy Chairman and CEO Dan Keough said in the firm’s announcement. “All three of these important causes help shape more productive and vibrant communities, and we are grateful for the opportunity to contribute.”

A corporate giving committee made up of employees from multiple Holmes Murphy locations has created a process for receiving charitable requests from its communities, clients, and employees.

The Holmes Murphy Foundation is primarily focused on the following causes: health and at-risk, education, and arts and culture.

For more information on how to participate, please visit

Source: Holmes Murphy

Topics Iowa

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