WEST DES MOINES, IA--(Marketwired - November 20, 2015) - Sammons Financial Group (SFG) has been named Outstanding Corporate/Foundation by the Central Iowa Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). SFG was recognized at the AFP's Annual Philanthropy Day awards on Friday, November 13.

"We are humbled the AFP would recognize the efforts of Sammons Financial Group when you consider the many contributions made by the generous members of the Des Moines community," said Esfand Dinshaw, chairman and CEO of Sammons Financial Group. "We are so fortunate to be able to give back to our community with our dollars, and more importantly through our generous employee volunteers. They donate their time and energy to serve the greater Des Moines community where we live and work."

The Philanthropy Day Awards recognize individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the quality of life in Central Iowa. This marks the thirtieth year the Central Iowa Chapter of AFP has participated in this national day of recognition, honoring philanthropists in communities throughout the United States.

"The Central Iowa Chapter of AFP's National Philanthropy Day is just one of many celebrations being held worldwide to recognize individuals who are making a difference through philanthropy and volunteerism," said Wendy Ingham, National Philanthropy Day Co-chair. "It provides us with the opportunity to thank and commemorate the significant commitments that Sammons Financial Group and the other honorees have made for the betterment of our community."

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 Group and Sammons Corporate Markets Group, Sammons Retirement Solutions® Inc., and Sammons Financial Network® LLC. For more information, please visit www.sammonsfinancialgroup.com.