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Sammons Financial Group Donates $50,000 to Youth Emergency Services & Shelter

West Des Moines, IA | August 27, 2015

Sammons Financial Group, a group of financial services companies located in West Des Moines, has provided vital support to Youth Emergency Services & Shelter's (YESS) Shelter Expansion Project. The $50,000 gift from Sammons will support a 19,000 square foot space to help support the growing needs of the YESS organization.

The expansion includes 32 new bedrooms, new classrooms, a library, and other dedicated spaces for art, music, and play therapy. "YESS' shelter expansion is critical to the safety of Iowa's children, and the generous support of Sammons Financial Group has brought us within sight of fully funding this important project," said Stephen Quirk, CEO of YESS. "We are very grateful to have SFG's help in achieving this important milestone for the agency and for children and families in crisis."

Through a unique combination of crisis stabilization services, emergency shelter, and community-based services, YESS currently cares for 1,900 children per year, and continues to expand to meet the growing needs of the community. YESS is the largest youth shelter and the only crisis nursery of its kind in the state of Iowa.

"We are honored to contribute to such a worthy organization," said Cindy Reed, President, Sammons Annuity Group, a division of Sammons Financial Group. "YESS provides services that help to keep children and families safe, provides healing and hope in times of crisis, and truly changes the lives of those it serves."


About Sammons Financial Group
Sammons® Financial Group, Inc. (SFG), an SEI wholly-owned subsidiary, is the parent of a group of member companies under the insurance Holding Company Act made up of several successful financial services companies offering a variety of financial and retirement products through multiple distribution channels. These consist of retirement products, annuities, variable annuities1, variable life insurance1, and life insurance (including bank, corporate, and credit union-owned life insurance). The member companies of SFG include North American Company for Life and Health Insurance®, Midland National® Life Insurance Company, including its divisions, Sammons Annuity GroupSM and Sammons Corporate Markets Group®, Sammons Retirement Solutions® Inc., and Sammons Financial Network® LLC. For more information, please visit

A group photo of Sammons Financial Group employees holding a $50,000 check donated to Youth Emergency Services and Shelter.

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1. The distributor for Midland National's variable products is Sammons Financial Network® LLC, member FINRA. Sammons Financial Network LLC is a registered broker/dealer under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Sammons Financial Network LLC is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Sammons Enterprises, Inc., of Dallas, Texas, the ultimate parent company of Midland National® Life Insurance Company and Sammons Retirement Solutions® Inc.


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