Investing in Tomorrow’s Future
“Maybe we can help each other.”
These six words, spoken by Trevor Soupir, express a value that guides Federated’s philanthropic efforts. And, Federated employees at all levels understand the deep connection and impact we have on our communities.
Through Big Brothers Big Sisters®, Soupir became a Big to 8-year-old Elijah, who was a lot like him. “We were both shy and reserved, and loved sports and math,” Soupir remembers. But despite having so much in common, he explains that it took effort to gain Elijah’s trust.
It was time worth taking.
On February 5, 2016, Elijah and his dad were tragically killed in a car accident, cutting their time short. Hesitant about mentoring again but knowing he could make a difference, Soupir gained a new Little in Elijah’s younger brother, Gavin.
Relationships like Soupir and Elijah’s are one of the many wonderful benefits of youth mentoring. That’s why we proudly host the Federated Challenge®, raising more than $41 million for Big Brothers Big Sisters since 2004. And for more than 15 years, Minnesota businesses, private donors, and Federated employees continue to rally behind this cause.
For more than 100 years, Federated Mutual Insurance Company employees have supported a wide range of causes in the communities where they live and do business. Because, there’s something special about Minnesota. And by investing in the people who call the state home, we’re helping preserve — and grow — what makes it unique. It may not always feel possible, but like Soupir, making time is one of the most special gifts we can give.