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Corporate Charitable Giving What it is, and How Can I get Involved? - View the video

Judd Schemmel

Judd Schemmel
Community Investment Director
American Family Insurance

6000 American Parkway,
Madison, WI 53783


Career Clusters / Help Topics:

  • Finance

In his role as Community Investment Director, Judd oversees the philanthropic and charitable work at American Family Insurance. This includes overseeing two foundations and related staff, as well as programmatic components to the company’s philanthropic work which consists of matching gift, college scholarship, community grants and volunteer programs. Judd’s teams also are responsible for the American Family Insurance Championship PGA Tour Champions golf tournament in Madison. Judd joined American Family in 2013 as Federal Government Affairs Director. Prior to joining American Family, Judd served as President of Edgewood High School in Madison. During his eight-year tenure at Edgewood, he was responsible for setting the strategy for Edgewood, leading the day-to-day functions of the school, overseeing teachers and staff, and engaging the community at large. Judd also has experience working in the insurance industry and for a state-wide education based trade organization. Judd has deep roots in Madison, and is a graduate of Madison West High School. He also went in state for his undergraduate and law degrees, earning both from Marquette University. Judd and his wife Lisa live in Madison, and their son Sam is a 2017 graduate from the University of Minnesota.

More and more, companies are taking an active in role in the health and well-being of the communities where they do business. Judd Schemmel will share how corporate philanthropy takes place at American Family Insurance. He’ll cover how his work fits within the framework of a large successful company, how he came to work in this field, and what they look for when hiring new staff.