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Alliant’s employee volleyball tourney raises $15,000 for charity

group of smiling volleyball players posing for a picture
August 12, 2015

By Paul Brucker

On July 30, 2015, nine teams competed in Alliant’s 10th annual employee volleyball tournament for charity. The contest took place in the front lawn of Alliant’s Chicago headquarters.

The tournament fundraiser netted nearly $15,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Half of the money came from employee donations and half from a matching grant from the Alliant Credit Union Foundation. The Alliant Credit Union Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable foundation established to promote economic empowerment and self-sufficiency, especially in communities where Alliant Credit Union members and employees live and work.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to funding blood cancer research. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.


Chalk up another point from this killer shot by 
Loss Mitigation Analyst Matt Johnson.

The winning team (shown in the banner image at the top of this article): Honey Badger Don’t Care. What was the secret of its success? “We put together a team from multiple departments,” says team captain Aman Boyd, senior manager of the loan trading desk. “We proved that victory comes to those who work together and bring the best to their game. That’s how we played volleyball and that’s how we do business at Alliant.”

Manager of Asset Liability Management 
Elliot Reis sets up his front line for a spike. 
Previous Alliant volleyball tournament fundraising beneficiaries include the Alzheimer’s Association, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Burbank Schools, the Junior Diabetes Foundation, the American Heart Association, the Hadley School for the Blind, Special Olympics Illinois and Little Friends, Inc.

Creative Manager Forest Hanson hits the ball 
up and over to keep the ball in play. 

Photo details (for banner photo above): 
Winners of the Alliant employee volleyball tournament: Honey Badgers Don't Care
(front row, left to right) Senior Human Capital Business Partner Melissa Krage, Human Capital Coordinator Annie Schwede, Corporate Recruiter Beth Miceli and Senior Human Capital Business Partner Michelle Walton
(back row, left to right) Senior Corporate Counsel John Brom, Intern Dan Bojczuk, Portfolio Analyst Brian Taylor, Loan Trading Desk Portfolio Manager Aaron Cumbers, Loan Trading Desk Senior Manager Aman Boyd and Vice President of Consumer Lending Jeremy Pinard - See more at:

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