2024 Corporate Cup

The IAMS crew was back in action in Omaha on Sunday, April 21 for the American Lung Association in Nebraska’s 43rd annual Corporate Cup run/walk. They survived starting line temps in the 30s (second year in a row) and raised $495 to support the ALA’s lifesaving missions! Teams raised more than $230,000 total – visit the website and view race results here:

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Muddy Paws

To celebrate National Pet Day on Thursday, April 11, IAMS employees raised funds and donated items to pet rescues – Muddy Paws in Omaha and Saving Death Row Dogs in Topeka. Representatives of Muddy Paws recently stopped by IAMS’ Omaha headquarters to accept the donations! A big thank you to these local organizations for giving all our furry friends a chance at safe and loving homes.

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Stephen Center

IAMS employees spent February collecting warm winter items and funds to donate to Stephen Center and Open Door Mission’s Lydia House! Both organizations provide much-needed shelter, services, and support to men, women and children in our area.

Visit their websites to learn more and find out ways you can get involved:

Stephen Center

Open Door Mission

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Project Linus

On Feb. 8, IAMS employees presented a check for $750 along with handmade blankets and yards of fabric to representatives from Omaha Project Linus, which serves the Greater Omaha and Council Bluffs areas by providing handmade blankets to children who are seriously ill or traumatized – offering them a source of comfort, security, and warmth in a time of need.


Since 2003, more than 84,000 blankets of all sizes and prints have been created and distributed by Project Linus volunteers (a.k.a. ‘blanketeers’). IAMS employees also plan to attend Make a Blanket Day 2024, scheduled for March 2 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Bryan High School in Omaha.

On the left, Jen Rohrbach assists in displaying the blankets crafted by Jeanne Bornhoft, who is pictured on the right, for the Linus Project.

We’re thrilled to support this organization and hope you’ll visit their website for more information and ways to get involved.

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Nickerson Volunteer Fire Department

We were so pleased to present a check on Dec. 21 for $3,033 to Fire Chief Nick Goss, Fire Captain Chris Schlosser, and our own Annuity Case Manager/volunteer firefighter Natalie Goss of the Nickerson Volunteer Fire Department in Nickerson, Nebraska! IAMS employees held a friendly competition in November to raise money for these selfless men and women.

Nick Goss
Fire Chief

Natalie Goss

For more information, please visit the Nickerson Volunteer Fire Department’s website at nickersonfire.com

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IAMS Employees Rally for Hunger Relief

IAMS employees chose The Open Door Mission’s food drive for our December fundraiser! Since 1954, The Mission has provided shelter, safety, and services to the people of Omaha. In 2023 alone, it provided 1.52 million meals to children & families in need.

On Dec. 15, we presented a check for $800 for the food drive to representatives from Open Door.

Visit their website to learn more about their critical services and ways you can get involved.

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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: https://shpbeds.org/

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