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Delta Dental of Iowa Impacting Central Iowa Community Goals

Posted on November 8, 2019 in Corporate

Des Moines, IA (November 8, 2019) – Hundreds of employers throughout central Iowa run a United Way campaign in their workplace each year. It's a great way to offer employees a way to give back to the community and in a way that will have real impact locally. Delta Dental of Iowa reached a record level of organizational giving by raising $105,000 for its 2019 United Way Giving campaign.  In addition to the record funds raised, ninety-six percent of Delta Dental’s employees participated in giving. As an Iowa company, Delta Dental ensures the success of the campaign by matching all employee contributions and fundraising at 50 percent.

“We are proud of our employees’ giving spirit and the incredible accomplishment we’ve achieved considering our company has fewer than 200 employees,” said Jeff Russell, president and chief executive officer of Delta Dental of Iowa. “The United Way of Central Iowa has a critical focus on supporting education, income and health in our community. As a health and wellness company, we appreciate the opportunity to engage with community organizations that align with our company’s values.”

Each year, companies across Iowa participate in the United Way of Central Iowa Workplace Campaigns program. While the overall goals for all campaigns are the same, they are unique in that each company can create their own customized campaign to fit an organization’s culture. This, says Russell, was one reason why he believes they exceeded their fundraising goal.

“Giving back through the United Way Campaign has become a critical component of our corporate culture. Our internal committee continues to look at new ways to raise funds and enhance the campaign through fun themes, activities and a little friendly competition. We are energized by what we’ve accomplished and are looking forward to raising our goals for 2020.”

About Delta Dental of Iowa

Delta Dental of Iowa, a not-for-profit health and wellness company, provides dental and vision benefits to more than 1.2 million Iowans. Locally focused and nationally networked, Delta Dental of Iowa invests in dental and vision health projects that focus on access to care, prevention, education and research. Since 2002, Delta Dental has invested more than $38 million to improve the oral and overall health of Iowans.

Delta Dental of Iowa is a member of the Delta Dental Plans Association, the leading national network of independent dental service corporations. The Delta Dental member companies provide dental benefits to more than 75 million Americans in more than 139,000 employee groups throughout the country. For more information, visit the website at