About Us

The Federated Challenge® is a one-of-a-kind fund-raising event sponsored by Federated Insurance, with proceeds benefiting Minnesota’s three domiciled Big Brothers Big Sisters® agencies. Federated pays the expenses of the two-day event in full so 100 percent of the dollars raised go directly to BBBS.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is our nation's oldest and largest youth mentoring organization. Through one-to-one mentoring relationships between children and caring adults, Big Brothers Big Sisters helps young people overcome poverty, family turmoil, and a host of obstacles that threaten their future.

Jeff and Marty Fetters, co-chairs of the Federated Challenge, have a personal connection to this cause. They became a Big Couple to Mackenzie when she was 11 years old. The Fetters and Mackenzie stayed in touch through her culinary schooling and still connect today as she works as a sous chef at a local country club.

Federated’s employees also support this important cause. The Federated Insurance Employees Club organizes an annual 5K run to support the Challenge, and the Federated Employees Credit Union donates a token amount for every loan taken out during the year. Many employees themselves are Bigs, and close to 100 employees plan and participate in the Federated Challenge each year, all to help give back to the Kids of Minnesota.

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Dinner & Auction Event Details


Mark Your Calendars!

Dinner and Auction
Sunday, August 6, 2017

Golf Event
Monday, August 7, 2017



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