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Holmes Murphy Foundation Contributes $100K in Collective Impact to Local Nonprofits [inc. Grand Cayman]

25 charitable organizations across the nation to receive funds as part of Community Footprints Program

November 7, 2023 – Waukee, IA — Holmes Murphy is excited to announce its $100,000 in philanthropic contributions to 25 different non-profit organizations through the Holmes Murphy Foundation Community Footprints Program.

“Our goal at Holmes Murphy will always be to make a difference at work, home, and in our communities,” said Dan Keough, Holmes Murphy Chairman & CEO. “We believe in supporting organizations that are authentic and that will help us sustain a culture where every person is supported to reach their fullest ability. We also believe we all play a role in living out our unique potential and purpose and caring for those around us, and we’re honored to help these organizations light the way for change and offer a brighter future for all!”

The Holmes Murphy Foundation Community Footprints Program allows employees to select 501(c)(3) or non-profit organizations in their specific geographical locations that align with the Holmes Murphy Foundation giving pillars of Safety, Health, and Wellbeing; Youth Opportunities; Arts & Culture; and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

This year’s recipients are as follows:

  • Bigfork:
    • Child Bridge
  • Cedar Rapids:
    • Indian Creek Nature Center
    • I Know Jack
  • Dallas:
    • Homeward Bound
    • Cristo Rey
    • Dallas CASA
  • Davenport:
    • Tri County Opportunities Council
  • Denver: 
    • Colorado Children’s Chorale
    • Heart & Hands
    • Humane Society of the South Platte Valley
    • Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • *Grand Cayman:
    • Lighthouse School Parent Teacher Association*
  • Kansas City: 
    • Mission 212
  • Madison:
    • Second Harvest Food Bank of Southern Wisconsin
  • Minneapolis:
    • The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention of MN
    • MN Adult & Teen Challenge
    • Second Harvest Heartland
  • Omaha:
    • Completely Kids
  • Peoria:
    • Neighborhood House
  • Salt Lake City:
    • It’s Time, A Houghton Family Global Charity
  • Scottsdale:
    • Empower College Prep
  • Sioux Falls:
    • 437 Project – Helpline Center
  • Waukee: 
    • Can Do Cancer
    • Can Play
    • Count the Kicks

Last year, Holmes Murphy distributed more than $1.25 million in philanthropic “Direct Giving” contributions and logged more than 3,000 volunteer hours at 125 different community organizations throughout its markets. On top of this, Holmes Murphy created a newly organized “Give” team that has more than 50 members across the enterprise who are dedicated to uplifting the company’s philanthropic culture. The team organizes more than 100 group volunteer and educational opportunities with local charities throughout the year, and their purpose is to build authentic giving connections between employees, clients, and our communities.

“We’re excited to continue the legacy of giving back to others, and the Holmes Murphy Foundation is meant to do just that, as we maximize our giving and community engagement,” said Susan Hatten, Holmes Murphy Chief Marketing Officer and Foundation leader. “We thank all of our employees for the consistent sharing of their time, talents, and treasures, and we are so proud of the work they’ve done within our communities.”


About Holmes Murphy

“Caring for Your Unique Potential is Our Soul Purpose.” That statement is the core of how we do business. We ask the tough questions, avoid the easy path, believe fully in caring for the unique challenges of our clients, impact the industry through innovation, and leverage our greatest assets — the hearts and minds of our people — to advocate on behalf of our clients. That’s our approach to risk management and benefits consulting, and it’s worked for us since our inception in 1932. As an independent brokerage, we serve clients in every industry and of almost every size, with the ultimate goal of providing exceptional service and caring for our clients’ unique potential. We are also the co-founder and co-owner of BrokerTech Ventures, the industry’s first broker-led convening platform and accelerator. For more information, visit You can also follow us on (@holmesmurphyins) or on Facebook, LinkedIn, or Instagram.


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