Life at American Enterprise

Supporting our employees and the communities where we live and work are fundamental parts of who we are at American Enterprise. We live by our values every day — in our offices and in our communities.

AEG joins the fight against food insecurity with its corporate giving garden

American Enterprise Group started a corporate giving garden program to donate produce to local food pantries.

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AEG makes strides in diversity and inclusion initiatives

American Enterprise Group’s culture of betterment includes a commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture that embraces its differences. 

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American Enterprise’s ESG initiatives support its culture of betterment

AEG has expanded its Environmental, Social, and Governance program and is focused on becoming a more sustainable, ethical, and inclusive company.

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Agile in action: How AEG has embraced agile principles

American Enterprise Group has adopted the agile approach at all levels and continues to make strides in its agile initiatives.

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Our Mission, Core Values, and Strategies for Success

Our mission to create solutions that help customers secure their financial
futures is supported by key business drivers and our core values.

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Staying Customer Focused and Market Driven

Being customer focused means we know and understand the products and services the customers in our chosen markets and channels will purchase. We develop, distribute, and sell products and services that meet each customer’s individual needs. Being market driven means we concentrate on serving customers in our chosen markets.

Seeking Continuous Improvement

Continuous improvement means we relentlessly pursue improvements that benefit our customers, employees, and company. This includes improvements that create higher levels of customer satisfaction and retention, increase efficiencies, and reduce costs. The scope of our continuous improvement includes our processes, systems, skills, knowledge, and the products and services we develop and deliver to our markets and distribution channels. In addition, we have a business continuity plan that helps us respond to emergencies and disasters so that we can continue to meet the needs of our customers.

Acting with Integrity in All We Do

Integrity means we conduct business in a fair, honest, and ethical manner and keep the promises we make to our customers, agents, employees, business partners, and communities.

Creating a Positive Work Environment

A positive work environment is one that enables people to make the most of their abilities and potential, while balancing their work and family life. It is an environment supported by trust, respect, a sense of fairness, and a sincere concern for everyone.

Being Results Driven

Results are the end state we desire. Being focused on results means we know how to measure them and have strategies to accomplish them. Our efforts bring value to our company when they produce desired results.

Working Together as a Team

Working together means each of us takes ownership for the work that must be done and willingly works with others to ensure that everyone uses his or her unique talents in the achievement of desired results. In working together as a team, we share information freely throughout the company, generate ideas, and translate them into actions to deliver the results our customers expect.

Charitable Giving

Callanan Middle School Partnership

American Enterprise and Callanan Middle School have one of the longest business and school partnerships in Des Moines. For nearly 50 years, we have supported the students with mentoring activities and collecting school supplies.

Meals from the Heartland

American Enterprise hosts an event in our Des Moines office for Meals from the Heartland, a non-profit organization that packages meals for malnourished people in Iowa, the United States, and the world. 

Rebuilding Together

American Enterprise partners with the Des Moines chapter of Rebuilding Together, which rebuilds homes to make them safer and healthier for local low-income families. Employees help fix critical home repairs and make modifications for accessibility.

Charities we support

As a member of the Des Moines, IA; Omaha, NE; and Ogden, UT, communities, American Enterprise maintains a social responsibility to support local, non-profit community organizations providing our time, talent and resources. As individuals and as an organization, we take pride in strengthening the communities where we live and work.

American Enterprise partners with a number of diverse organizations in an effort to align with our mission of enhancing the well-being and financial security of the people we serve. Funding priority is given to organizations that support our mission. Organizations or programs that fall within that focus include:

  • Senior-focused initiatives
  • Community impact
  • Health-related initiatives

How to request a charitable donation

American Enterprise considers charitable requests on a quarterly basis. Event-specific requests should be submitted no less than three months prior to the event date. Requests not associated with a specific date may be submitted at any time and will be considered as part of the subsequent review period.

Charitable giving review deadlines:
  • March 1
  • June 1
  • Sept. 1
  • Dec. 1
Submissions must include the following:
  • Request description
  • Purpose of organization or event
  • Requested donation type – financial, volunteer, or resources
  • Response deadline
  • Documentation of 501 (c) (3), if applicable to your request or organization
Please submit your request via email to: