Community Partners

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We Stand Behind Our Communities

Our communities support us, and we support them. Not just with our products and services, but through charitable giving and volunteering our time and energy.

MOUNTAIN MINUTES

There were
more than
98 million
property crimes
in the U.S. in 2011.

Whether it’s giving school supplies to elementary school students, gathering donations for a food drive, fielding a team of walkers for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, or leading a Scout troop, we’re actively involved in our communities and encourage our employees to “give back” through fundraising and volunteer opportunities.

For more than a decade, Special Olympics New Mexico (SONM) has been the focus of our volunteer efforts. MSIG is the Presenting Sponsor of the SONM State Summer Games every year with a minimum contribution level of $12,000, and our employee volunteers are responsible for managing the pentathlon competition.

Also throughout the past decade, Mountain States has been a “Corporate Cornerstone” company for United Way of Central New Mexico, whereby certain corporations commit their contribution to running the program (all administrative costs) so that all other contributions go directly to help the community.  A company must give at least $5,000 to be considered a Corporate Cornerstone company.  Employee contributions range from about $20,000 - $45,000 per year and employee involvement runs about 40-50%.

Newspapers in Education, sponsored by the Albuquerque Publishing Company, is a program whereby local businesses provide the newspaper to local schools.  Mountain States has provided a classroom set of newspapers to Dolores Gonzales Elementary School since 1997 at a cost of about $200/year.  We also collect school supplies at the beginning of the school year to donate to these students. 

Supporting improvements in our industry is important to us, too. That’s why we’ve endowed a chair at New Mexico State University for the study of insurance and financial services. The Mountain States Endowed Chair ensures that a professor will always be on staff to instruct students on insurance and financial courses.  Additionally, since 2013, Mountain States has sponsored a single purpose scholarship at NMSU.  The Scholarship requires a student to participate in the Risk Management course of study. 

Since 1976 Mountain States has sponsored several scholarships at the University of New Mexico.  Over the last several years we have sponsored 4 Presidential Scholarships and 2 memorial scholarships at the Anderson School of Business.  Scholarships are in the names of past presidents of Mountain States: Senator Clinton P. Anderson (founder), Sherburne P. Anderson, Jack F. Walton and Jerry P. With.  To date, we have contributed well over $250,000 for these scholarships.

Visit our News & Events page for our recent community involvement.  Click here to view our Community Partners archives.

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
April 2016; Albuquerque, NM

On April 28, Mountain States hosted 2 of our employees' children, ages 10 and 14, for National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.  We discussed different aspects of commercial insurance and completed activity sheets.  The children also had the opportunity to interview an employee in each department about their function and experiences.  They then shadowed their parents for part of the day, assisting with clerical tasks.

Daffodil Days
March 2016; Albuquerque, NM

Mountain States employees again participated in Daffodil Days, an annual fundraiser by Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation to support Presbyterian Home Healthcare and Hospice.  Funds raised assist patients and their families facing financial hardships.  Our employees contributed $619 towards this special cause.

Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
October 2015; Albuquerque, NM

The 2015 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk took place on October 24 at the Cottonwood Mall.  Mountain States employees, family members and friends gathered for the 5-mile fundraiser to honor survivors and raise awareness.  Through fundraising efforts and donations, our team raised $384 towards breast cancer research.  Thank you to those who participated and donated so generously - together let's continue to take steps to reduce breast cancer!

2015 Annual Pete Leyva Memorial Golf Tournament
September 2015; Albuquerque, NM

We had a total of 12 Mountain States volunteers this year for the 19th Annual Pete Leyva Memorial Golf Tournament benefitting the Boys and Girls Ranches of New Mexico.  Volunteers assisted with the poke run, hole in one, and over the water events.  Thanks to the volunteers for making this tournament such a huge success!

Richardson & Richardson Website
2015 SONM VolunteersSpecial Olympics NM Summer Games
May 2015; Albuquerque, NM

Mountain States employees, with family and friends, volunteered for the 16th year to run the Pentathalon event and show support for the many talented athletes. 

SONM Website
Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day
April 2015; Albuquerque, NM

On April 23, Mountain States hosted 6 children, ages 8-13, for National Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day.  They learned about our company history and functions of the different departments, with a special talk from one of our Actuarial Assistants.  They also had a tour of the building, including a scavenger hunt, before getting some hands-on experience with their family sponsors - answering telephones, shredding and scanning documents, and even working on some insurance policies.  The children reported learning a lot, all the while having fun!