October 2014 Newsletter

IICF National News

Week of Giving Brings Out Record Volunteers from Coast to Coast

October brings many great things: the World Series, fall foliage, Monday Night Football, and Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Most importantly for IICF, October brings Week of Giving. As the largest, industry-wide national volunteer initiative, Week of Giving is an annual highlight for IICF and its supporters. For nearly two decades, Week of Giving has provided insurance professionals a hands-on opportunity to give back to their local communities.

This year's Week of Giving brought out a record number of industry volunteers. Over 4,000 volunteers and 19,000 volunteer hours have already been reported. IICF will be collecting volunteer submissions through the end of October via the Volunteer Reporting Portal. Ensure your organization's volunteer efforts are counted and log your hours today!

Thank you for volunteering, donating, and making a difference. Together, we are helping communities and enriching lives!

IICF National News

Early Literacy Initiative Make an Impact During Week of Giving

In addition to the hundreds of amazing volunteer projects offer during Week of Giving, the IICF Early Literacy Initiative was out in full force. IICF company supporters partnered with local libraries across the nation to host community events highlighting early literacy. Some famous Sesame Street friends even joined the fun. Elmo and Cookie Monster helped to promote literacy at local public libraries in New York, Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles. Over a five thousand children and families participated in literacy themed crafts, story time sessions, and family fun across the country.

Explore "Every Day is a Reading and Writing Day" at sesamestreet.org/literacy.

New in IICF

Northeast Division Announces Honoree and Speakers for Annual Benefit Dinner

Save the date, Wednesday, December 10, 2014 for the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation Northeast Division Annual Benefit Dinner

NED 2014 Dinner STD

The Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York City
6:00PM Reception           7:00PM Dinner and Program

Honoring:
Munich Re America
Accepted by Anthony Kuczinski, President & Chief Executive Officer

Featuring:

  • Bernie Williams, New York Yankee Great and chart topping guitarist and composer will accept an IICF grant to Mount Sinai Kids Zone.
  • Jeffrey Donovan, Actor/Director, Founder: Jeffrey Donovan Scholarship for the Arts, Board Member: Family Reach Foundation will represent Family Reach.
  • Bridget Moynahan, Actress and Spokesperson for Jumpstart will accept an IICF grant to Jumpstart.

For more information about the benefit dinner, contact the Northeast Division Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation Benefit Office at 212.763.8597 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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