Making a Difference in the Heart of Our Community

With our heart at the foundation of everything we do, we are incredibly proud to reach out our hand to philanthropic organizations throughout the community – with special attention to those located in our immediate neighborhood.  Our employees, the Badger Family, relentlessly dedicate their time and talent to longtime community partners, helping to strengthen our neighborhoods, inspire our youth, celebrate diversity, and enrich the community in which we live and work.

Badger Mutual Insurance Women's Amateur

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The Badger Mutual Insurance Women’s Amateur (BMIWA) held at the Brown Deer Golf Course is one of the largest amateur women’s tournaments of its kind in our area. It is a two-day, 18-hole stroke play tournament, providing a quality, competitive event for amateur women golfers.

All proceeds from the tournament are donated to local organizations focused on the needs of women and children throughout southeastern Wisconsin, raising over $290,000 over the past two decades. The proceeds from this year’s tournament will benefit Sojourner Family Peace Center & LOTUS Legal Clinic.  Click here for more information!

The Sojourner Family Peace Center is the largest nonprofit provider of domestic violence prevention and intervention services in Wisconsin, serving over 9,500 individuals every year.  Lotus Legal Clinic provides free legal counsel to survivors of gender-based violence and human trafficking.

Make-A-Wish Wisconsin

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2022 Walk for Wishes

A full summer’s worth of fundraising – through both company-sponsored events and the personal efforts of employees – culminated in a wildly successful Walk for Wishes event on August 27. Employees gathered to walk a 1-mile course at The Rock Sports Complex in Franklin, WI, and celebrated our final fundraising total: a new Badger record, over $25,000!

Throughout the past two decades, we have granted almost 100 wishes, and with the funds our team raised for this year’s Walk, we granted Taylor & Tyson’s wishes to go to Walt Disney World ® Resort and Jacob’s wish to go to Hawaii.

Since Make-A-Wish Wisconsin’s founding in 1984, more than 6,500 children and families with life-threatening medical conditions throughout the state have experienced the transformative power of a wish.

STEM Forward

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Each year, STEM Forward awards six $2,500 scholarships to outstanding students from the greater Milwaukee area who are enrolled in STEM-related programs. As a sponsor of the Annual Scholarship Golf Outing, Badger is helping to inspire local youth to pursue STEM careers and provide a pipeline of talent to businesses in southeastern Wisconsin.

United Community Center

Badger Mutual Sponsors the Youth Wall of Fame and Teen Center

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The Badger Mutual Wall of Fame, located in the United Community Center’s lower level, lines the hallway with pictures of UCC students recognized for their academics, extracurriculars, and community service. Each year since 1988, the judges, including a panel of school leaders and Badger Mutual employees, select five UCC students to induct into the Wall of Fame.

Badger Mutual is proud to recognize the accomplishments of these outstanding young leaders identified as the 2022 Wall of Fame Inductees:

  • Veronica Castro Ramirez: a freshman at Marquette University, Burke Scholar, and member of All-In Milwaukee, pursuing a double major in public relations and marketing.
  • Yesenia Alejandra Mazariegos: a junior at Divine Savior Holy Angels hoping to pursue a political science and pre-law degree and ultimately become an immigration lawyer to serve the community.
  • Stephanie Villalobos-Romo: a junior at Divine Savior Holy Angels and member of Carroll University’s PASOS program planning to pursue a career where she can help patients understand complex medical issues and serve as an advocate for the under-represented.
  • Angeline Ashely Ortiz Mireles: an eighth grader at Acosta Middle School who will be attending Divine Savior Holy Angels in Fall 2022. In the future, Angeline hopes to become an immigration lawyer and make an impact in her community.
  • Juliana Giselle Hernandez: an eighth grader at Bruce Guadalupe Middle School who will be attending the University School of Milwaukee in Fall 2022 and dreams to attend an Ivy League school to study biomedical sciences.

Wall of Fame – Success Stories

Every year for the past 30+ years, exceptional students have been selected for the Badger Mutual Wall of Fame.  We are so proud of all of our Wall of Fame Alumni and excited for you to read a few of their success stories!

  • Ana, 2015 Wall of Fame
  • Perla, 2021 Wall of Fame
  • Denise, 2020 Wall of Fame

The United Community Center (UCC) provides personal development programs to Hispanics and near-south side residents of all races and ages in education, cultural arts, recreation, community development, and health and human services in an effort to help individuals achieve their potential by focusing on cultural heritage as a means of personal development.

United Way

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Employees donated over $33,000 to the United Way campaign in 2021.  Read more about the impact the United Way has in the Greater Milwaukee area here.

United Way is a nonprofit organization that brings together partners from various organizations to work toward common goals, resulting in a better quality of life for all. Since their start in 1909, they have invested over $1 billion to solve our community’s most serious problems.

Nativity Jesuit Academy

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We are proud to be a corporate sponsor of the annual golf outing, supporting Nativity Jesuit’s mission to provide holistic education to K4-8 students.  On Monday, August 1, 2022, friends and supporters of Nativity Jesuit Academy gathered at Westmoor Country Club for the 21st Annual Golf Outing.  Together we raised more than $150,000 to support Nativity students and fill the gap between school choice funding and the true cost of a Nativity education.

As one of the highest-performing Nativity schools in the United States and the only one in Wisconsin, Nativity Jesuit is poised to respond to the growing need of Milwaukee’s Latino community, by serving more than 250 students and their families.

Cristo Rey - Milwaukee

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Since 2018, we have partnered with Cristo Rey Jesuit High School – Milwaukee and their robust work-study program. This year, two student workers, Monica and Edwin, have joined the Badger fam and work throughout our Accounts, HR, Claims, Client Services, and Administrative departments.

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School uses an innovative work-study program to provide a comprehensive affordable, Catholic education to students who come from families with limited financial means. All students work five full days per month at companies across the greater Milwaukee area. Through their innovative program, students gain confidence, connect the relevance of their academic coursework to future employment, acquire skills that will benefit their careers, and receive unprecedented access to the professional world.