SOURCE: Sammons Financial Group Inc.

Sammons Financial Group

October 27, 2015 00:00 ET

Sammons Financial Group Donates $20,000 to Tracy Area Animal Rescue

SIOUX FALLS, SD--(Marketwired - October 27, 2015) - Sammons Financial Group (SFG) recently donated $20,000 to Tracy Area Animal Rescue (TAAR), to help purchase items and build an infrastructure that will better position the organization to continue helping animals across the region. Funds will aid in the development and improvement of facility areas and adoption and awareness programs.

"This was a donation that was influenced by our employees," said Robert TeKolste, President Shared Services. "Our employees are given the opportunity to request donations for organizations that have special meaning to them; the best investment of our dollars is with organizations that our employees are passionate about. We hope it goes a long way toward helping the mission of TAAR."

Each year, SFG offers employees of its member companies the opportunity to request donations for local non-profit organizations through the Community Impact Challenge. The employees must present the work done by the non-profit, the need, and the opportunity for employee volunteer efforts.

TAAR is being recognized for their service to animals in the community, specifically, their willingness to help South Dakota dogs in need. Their involvement with reservation dogs of Pine Ridge, as well as animals with the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society, is the driving force behind the donation. "We want to thank Sammons for their generosity -- it will truly impact our ability to save the lives of animals in need," said TAAR Board member Cathy Nelson.

In addition to the monetary donation, SFG Member Company employees will also be donating their time to volunteer opportunities throughout the next twelve months.

About Sammons Financial Group

Sammons® Financial Group, Inc. (SFG), an SEI wholly-owned subsidiary, is the parent of a group of member companies under the insurance Holding Company Act made up of several successful financial services companies offering a variety of financial and retirement products through multiple distribution channels. These consist of retirement products, annuities, variable annuities1, variable life insurance1, and life insurance (including bank, corporate, and credit union-owned life insurance). The member companies of SFG include North American Company for Life and Health Insurance®, Midland National® Life Insurance Company, including its divisions, Sammons Annuity Group and Sammons Corporate Markets Group, Sammons Retirement Solutions® Inc., and Sammons Financial Network® LLC. For more information, please visit

1 The distributor for Midland National's variable products is Sammons Financial Network® LLC, member FINRA. Sammons Financial Network LLC is a registered broker/dealer under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Sammons Financial Network LLC is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Sammons Enterprises, Inc., of Dallas, Texas, the ultimate parent company of Midland National® Life Insurance Company and Sammons Retirement Solutions® Inc.

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