March 2014 Newsletter

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"Every Day is a Reading and Writing Day" Receives Parents' Choice Award

IICF is thrilled to share "Every Day is a Reading and Writing Day", a program developed in partnership with Sesame Workshop as part of our Early Literacy Initiative, has been awarded a Parents' Choice Award in the website category.

The Parents' Choice Awards honors the best material for children: books, toys, music and storytelling, magazines, software, videogames, television and websites. Parents' Choice Foundation's panels of educators, scientists, performing artists, librarians, parents and kids themselves, identify the very best products for children of different ages and backgrounds, and of varied skill and interest levels.

To view the "Every Day is a Reading and Writing Day" recognition click here.

Explore "Every Day is a Reading and Writing Day" at

Women in Insurance Conference Regional Forums - Registration Now Open

Following the overwhelming success of the 2013 Women in Insurance Global Conference, IICF is hosting four regional one-day forums in 2014. Regional conferences include: Chicago - June 3, 2014, Los Angeles – June 12, 2014, New York – June 17, 2014, and Dallas – June 19, 2014.

The 2014 regional conferences provide easier access to individuals around the country and will focus on leadership, the changing workforce of the future, and the male perspective on gender diversity. Speakers of the highest caliber will once again be featured at all four conferences, and there will be enriched opportunities for building strong regional networks and individual connections.

Special thanks to Premier Presenting Sponsor XL Insurance and Regional Presenting Sponsors CNA and Farmers and regional sponsors ACE Group, AIG, Aspen, Catlin, Chubb & Son, GenStar, Guy Carpenter, Mayer Brown, MHBT Inc., Munich Re, The Hartford, Towers Watson and Zurich North America.

For additional information on each forum, sponsorship opportunities and registration please visit.

Foundation Feature

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

March was a memorable month for the IICF. Holding three major benefit dinners in March, the IICF brought together over 1500 guests to celebrate the to philanthropic commitment of the industry. Through the Texas-Southeast's Lone Star Legends, the Midwest's Blazing the Trail Benefit Dinner and the Western Division's Club100, the IICF raised over $1.5 million to benefit our community grants programs. From a Southern gala with true Texas charm, to a fabulous fifties benefit dinner bash, to a glamorous 1930s Hollywood affair, each event offered guests a unique experience and a wonderful opportunity to support outstanding nonprofits across the country.

Select photos for each event are now available for viewing on or click the event name below for a direct link to the respective gallery.

Lone Star Legends Annual Benefit Dinner

Blazing the Trail Annual Benefit Dinner



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