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TrueNorth Invests in Director of Community Impact

posted by TrueNorth Companies on Tuesday, December 20, 2022



(Cedar Rapids, Iowa, December 2022) - TrueNorth Companies, L.C., a closely held, privately held risk management and insurance brokerage firm headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, announced last week at their all-colleague year-end meeting that their community impact efforts had met a major milestone: in 2022, TrueNorth’s philanthropic efforts exceeded $1 million. These funds came through various channels, including TrueNorth’s core giving commitment, employee match programs, colleague contributions and quarterly community outreach initiatives.

“This is core to who TrueNorth is and what this organization exudes through its culture and values,” said Anne Parmley, TrueNorth’s Director of Community Impact. “Our colleagues are very committed to supporting many causes across our regions and they step up with their time, talent and treasure to the benefit of our communities. As a legacy company, we have made intentional efforts to support our colleagues and the causes they care about by lending our financial support, offering paid volunteer time off, and meeting their financial contributions through our employee match program. As our business grows, we are thrilled to increase our community impact and share in our success."

During last week’s year-end colleague meeting, TrueNorth’s Legacy Foundation also awarded its first annual Founders Fund award. The award recognizes one TrueNorth colleague for their exceptional commitment to a community organization through volunteerism and other means. Megan Blair received this inaugural award in recognition of her work with Dogs Forever, a local canine shelter run entirely by volunteers. A long-time volunteer and advocate, Megan devotes her time to the care and welfare of these animals while they await placement in their forever home.

In addition to colleague recognition, the Founders Fund contributes $10,000 to their chosen cause in recognition of the colleague’s commitment. “Our hope is that a gift of this stature will be transformative to the cause receiving it.” said Matt Evans, Board President of TrueNorth’s Legacy Foundation.



​TrueNorth® Companies, L.C. is a risk management and insurance brokerage firm focused on creating value for our clients, colleagues and communities. The organization is designed to maintain its closely held and privately held business model supported by an organic growth and internal perpetuation strategy. TrueNorth is headquartered in the Midwest with offices in Iowa, Illinois and Colorado and colleagues located in over 20 states across the nation. Learn more at

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