Getting them Back on Their Feet

This April, IAMS teamed up with the Stephen Center to participate in their annual shoe drive, “One Day Without Shoes”.  Its goal, to shine a light on the hard-hitting impact that shoe insecurity has on the Omaha community and provide shoes to anyone in need. In the past 12 years, a total of 235,000 pairs of shoes have been donated to the less fortunate through this campaign! For one week, IAMS employees brought in their new and gently used shoes to help struggling families get back on their feet. This year, the shelter received a grand total of over 44,000 pairs of shoes. IAMS is proud to have contributed to that staggering number!

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ALA Corporate Cup 2023

We’re so proud of these swift-footed IAMS employees and their families who participated in Saturday’s 42nd Annual Omaha Corporate Cup run/walk to benefit the American Lung Association – Nebraska! The event raised more than $170,000 total for research, education, and advocacy that supports the ALA’s mission. Way to go! 🏃‍♂️👟🏃‍♀️

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IAMS & Food Bank for the Heartland Create 2,300 Meals for Omahans

For our January fundraiser, IAMS employees teamed up with Food Bank for the Heartland to fight hunger in our region! The nonprofit has served the Omaha area since 1981 and together with local partners provides emergency and supplemental food to children, families, seniors, and veterans in need.


On February 20, IAMS presented a check for $500 – the equivalent of 2,100 meals – to Philanthropy Officer Ryan Lally, as well as more than 250 pounds of donated food for 208 additional meals.


Visit Food Bank for the Heartland’s website to learn more about their services and get involved.

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Sleep in Heavenly Peace

IAMS chose the Omaha chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP) for our December employee fundraiser! The organization builds, assembles and delivers top-notch bunk beds and bedding for children and families in need nationwide.

On Jan. 13, chapter co-president Jenni Riffel visited the IAMS office to accept a $4,000 check for SHP – which volunteers can use to build beds for 16 Omaha-area kids, each with a mattress, pillow, sheet set and comforter for a cozy night’s sleep. Check out the process in the photos below, and visit SHP’s website to get involved with a chapter near you:

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Annuity Awareness Month

IAMS EVP Chris Conroy was pleased to be at the Nebraska State Capitol on Monday, July 11 as Governor Pete Ricketts recognized June as Annuity Awareness Month in the state. Chris shared the importance of annuities that provide principal protection and a source of guaranteed income for life for the state’s many retirees. Watch as he accepts the Proclamation from Gov. Ricketts!

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ALA Corporate Cup

Captained by Senior Annuity Case Manager McKinzee Abbott, IAMS was well-represented at the 41st Annual American Lung Association (ALA) Corporate Cup! Participants ran a 10k, 5k, 1-miler and kids’ run at Aksarben Village in Omaha on Sunday, April 10, raising $286,885 total for the ALA. Check out our sweet team t-shirt designed by Web & Graphic Design Specialist Russell Johnson!

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Nebraska Humane Society

We’re so excited to share the results of IAMS’ December fundraiser for Nebraska Humane Society: Our employees and friends raised $2,000 in cash donations and collected more than 200 items from the Society’s wish list! IAMS staff Scott Stieren, Lupe Cabral, McKinzee Abbott and Martie Beaumont were on hand Friday to present a check to NHS Special Events Director Gordon Krentz. Thanks, NHS, for the work you do to protect and save animals in our community!

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Youth Emergency Services

IAMS employees held a friendly team fundraising competition in November for Youth Emergency Services (YES), an Omaha nonprofit that assists youth in crisis by providing food, shelter and safety along with a support system of programs and resources to help them flourish. On Dec. 6, our staff presented a $5,000 check to YES executive director Mary Fraser Meints to support their mission – thank you to everyone at YES for providing these much-needed services in our community!

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