Supporting youth across the state of Minnesota and locally in Owatonna is a strong point of emphasis for Federated Insurance. The locally-based company was just named to the National Corporate Mentoring Honor Roll for 2022 for their efforts.

"Youth mentoring is very close to our heart," said Julie Rethemeier, vice president-director of public affairs and advertising in a news release. "We're once again thrilled to stand side-by-side with organizations that share our belief that investing in our youth is investing in our future."

Left to right in the submitted/headline photo: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Minnesota Executive Director Michelle Redman, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota Executive Director Jackie Johnson, Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities CEO Patrick Sukhum, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America President and CEO Artis Stevens, and Federated Challenge Co-Chairs Marty and Jeff Fetters proudly display a check for $3,316,000 raised during the 2021 Federated Challenge.

The company's annual Federated Challenge raised over $3 million in 2021, setting a record for the fundraiser. The release states, "Every dollar went to support Minnesota's three Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America."

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Federated Insurance shows a strong presence with hands-on participation in programs in Owatonna, "Our employees are proud fans, coaches, and volunteers for youth sports. You can often find Federated on local jerseys, stadium walls, and event programs, as we believe sports create a strong foundation for health, friendship, and life skills."

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A special sponsor recognition event will be held Wednesday at 5:15pm at Dartt's Park in Owatonna. Roy Koenig, Townsquare Media
A special sponsor recognition event will be held Wednesday at 5:15pm at Dartt's Park in Owatonna. Roy Koenig, Townsquare Media
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