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February 2024

IICF Philanthropic Roundtable Gathers Insurance Leaders for Discussions on Charitable Giving, Impact of Global Initiatives: IICF releases 2023 Philanthropic Showcase detailing charitable giving across insurance industry

LOS ANGELES – February 22, 2024 – The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping communities and enriching lives, hosted the 2024 IICF Philanthropic Roundtable today, gathering leaders from twenty-five leading insurance organizations for a series of presentations on charitable giving and volunteerism in the insurance industry and initiatives focused on philanthropy, inclusion and sustainability topics. During the 2024 Philanthropic Roundtable, IICF also released the 2023 IICF Philanthropic Showcase, an annual retrospective of global charitable contributions, volunteer projects and innovative leadership initiatives of IICF Key Partner Companies.
February 2024

IICF’s Georgia Chapter Taps Legal, Insurance and Regulatory Leader Tony Roehl as New Chair: Susan Froman assumes role as Vice Chair of the Chapter Board of Directors

ATLANTA (February 13, 2024) –The Georgia Chapter of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping communities and enriching lives, today announces that Tony Roehl, Partner at BakerHostetler, will serve as the new Chair of the Georgia Chapter Board of Directors, with Susan Froman, Vice President - Georgia Operations Leader at Amwins, serving as Vice Chair...
January 2024

Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation Names Markel’s Wendy Houser Chair of the IICF International Board of Governors

NEW YORK (January 9, 2024) –The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping communities and enriching lives, today announces that Wendy Houser, Chief Wholesale Officer at Markel Specialty, has been named Chair of IICF’s International Board of Governors...
January 2024

2024: IICF Celebrates 30 Years of Impact!

2024 promises to be a year like no other as IICF celebrates thirty years of community impact - and as we continue to make meaningful contributions ahead. Our impact, past and future, is made possible through the generous and enduring support of the insurance industry...
November 2023

Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation Raises Record $1.43 Million for Regional Nonprofits at 17th Annual Northeast Benefit Event: Liberty Mutual Honored with Double I Award for Philanthropic Influence and Impact

NEW YORK (November 30, 2023) –The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping communities and enriching lives, raised more than $1.43 million at its 17th Annual Northeast Benefit Event this week at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. This charitable gala gathered over 650 professionals from across the insurance industry for a night dedicated to celebrating the industry’s philanthropic efforts, while raising funds for nonprofit grantees in the region...
November 2023

IICF to Recognize Liberty Mutual with “Double I” Award at 17th Annual Northeast Benefit in New York City: Insurance industry leaders to gather to celebrate giving, support regional nonprofits

NEW YORK (November 21, 2023) –The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), a unique nonprofit organization dedicated to helping communities and enriching lives, will host its 17th Annual Northeast Benefit, a charitable gala and dinner supporting nonprofits across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut on Nov. 28 at 6:00 p.m. at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. The event convenes insurance industry leaders, celebrity speakers and nonprofit grantees for an evening celebrating philanthropic giving and achievement, all while raising funds for those in need...
November 2023

IICF Launches Cross-Company Insurance Industry Mentoring Alliance: After a successful pilot, IICF Mentoring Alliance is underway to inspire, prepare and empower emerging insurance leaders from underrepresented communities.

Los Angeles (November 13, 2023) - The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), a unique nonprofit organization dedicated to helping communities and enriching lives, has announced the final pairings as the official launch is underway of the IICF Mentoring Alliance, a new initiative from the Talent Subcommittee of IICF’s IDEA Council designed to partner industry mentors with emerging insurance leaders from underrepresented communities. The alliance will serve as an industry-wide program aimed at inspiring, preparing and empowering diverse talent, by pairing these rising professionals with role models and allies from leading companies across the industry.
October 2023

IICF’s 2023 Week of Giving Celebrates Insurance Industry Volunteerism: Insurance professionals from across the US and UK volunteer for those in need in the US and UK

LOS ANGELES (Oct. 25, 2023) – The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), a unique nonprofit organization dedicated to helping communities and enriching lives, hosted the annual IICF Week of Giving, a celebration of the insurance industry’s year-round dedication to volunteerism, from October 14 – 21. Thousands of insurance professionals gathered across the US and UK to participate in service projects and give back to their communities...
September 2023

IICF’s Inaugural Philanthropic Giving Index Benchmarks 2022 Industry Grants over $1 Billion

Los Angeles (September 19, 2023) - The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), a unique nonprofit organization dedicated to helping communities and enriching lives, today announces the results of the benchmark IICF Philanthropic Giving Index, an independent review of philanthropic activity across the insurance industry, including property and casualty, life and more. This inaugural Philanthropic Index determined the insurance industry contributed more than $1 billion in support of various charitable endeavors in 2022. This data will be collected annually by IICF.
August 2023

IICF Releases 2023 Inclusion Conference Key Takeaways Providing Actionable Insights on the Future of Work, Innovation and Leadership

LOS ANGELES, CA (Aug. 9, 2023) – The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), a unique nonprofit organization dedicated to helping communities and enriching lives, today released the 2023 IICF Inclusion in Insurance Global Conference Key Takeaways, a document sharing valuable learnings from sessions at this year’s IICF Global Conference. As the industry seeks to advance ideas into action, this report provides actionable intelligence and insights centered around several major themes including leadership and innovation, building a culture of inclusion and belonging, talent and the future of work and mental health and wellness.
June 2023

IICF Looks to the Future of Talent and Leadership at Biennial Inclusion in Insurance Global Conference: IICF presents 2023 Inclusion Champion Award and raises funds for communities across the US and UK

LOS ANGELES (June 20, 2023) – The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), a unique nonprofit organization dedicated to helping communities and enriching lives, convened nearly 350 insurance industry professionals, C-suite executives and leading experts in New York City for the in-person return of its biennial IICF Inclusion in Insurance Global Conference last week. Proceeds from this conference will benefit nonprofit and charitable organizations across the US and UK through the IICF Community Grants Program...
May 2023

Kathy Quintana of HUB International Honored with 2023 IICF Inclusion Champion Award: Award to be presented June 14 at IICF Inclusion in Insurance Global Conference in New York

Los Angeles (May 30, 2023) – The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), a unique nonprofit organization dedicated to helping communities and enriching lives, has announced that Kathy Quintana of HUB International (HUB) has been named the 2023 IICF Inclusion Champion Award winner. This prestigious award honors the extraordinary contributions of insurance industry professionals working to advance inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility within the industry and communities at large...
May 2023

IICF’s Blazing the Trail Benefit Raises $540,000 for Midwest Nonprofits: Acrisure and Greg Williams honored for philanthropic and insurance industry leadership

CHICAGO, IL (May 23, 2023) – The Midwest Division of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), a unique nonprofit organization dedicated to helping communities and enriching lives, raised $540,000 at its twelfth annual Blazing the Trail Benefit in Chicago last week. IICF hosted more than 360 insurance professionals, business and nonprofit leaders in celebration of the Midwest insurance industry’s commitment to philanthropy and honored Acrisure and its co-founder, chairman and CEO, Greg Williams. Proceeds of the event fund IICF’s Midwest Community Grants Program. Greg Williams and Acrisure were recognized by IICF for trailblazing charitable efforts in the community, including Acrisure’s $15 million pledge in 2020 to establish the Center for Innovation in Children’s Health at the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids...
May 2023

IICF to Host 2023 Global Inclusion in Insurance Conference in NYC, June 13–15; Industry leaders will converge in NYC to discuss the future of work and more as the event continues to evolve from its early days as the IICF Women in Insurance Conference.

LOS ANGELES – May 8, 2023 – The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping communities and enriching lives, will host the IICF Inclusion in Insurance Global Conference from June 13 -15 at the New York Hilton Midtown. This event, the first in-person international event in the conference series since the 2019 Women in Insurance Global Conference, will gather hundreds of insurance professionals, C-suite executives, and experts on leadership and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), along with sustainability, wellness and business leaders for sessions dedicated to advancing ideas into action and providing actionable take-aways and strategies. The conference is the first and only of its kind to benefit charitable causes. This year’s Inclusion in Insurance Global Conference will feature emerging topics in leadership, personal and professional growth, the business of insurance and the future of work. These sessions and panels will be headlined by renowned speakers, including: ...
April 2023

IICF Midwest Honors Acrisure at 2023 Blazing the Trail Benefit: Annual celebration of insurance industry philanthropy raises funds for regional nonprofits

CHICAGO (April 25, 2022) – The Midwest Division of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), a unique nonprofit organization dedicated to helping communities and enriching lives, will be honoring Acrisure and its co-founder, chairman and CEO, Greg Williams during the annual Blazing the Trail Benefit on May 17 at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. The 2023 IICF Blazing the Trail Benefit will convene insurance industry professionals and leaders, along with representatives of local nonprofits, to recognize the philanthropic achievements of the industry and give back to those in need throughout the Midwest…
April 2023

Alexandra S. Glickman of Gallagher honored with 2023 IICF Golden Horizon Award: IICF Western Division grants nearly $500,000 to nonprofits in the region

Los Angeles, CA (April 21, 2023) –The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), a unique nonprofit organization dedicated to helping communities and enriching lives, granted nearly $500,000 at its eighth annual IICF Western Division Horizon Award Gala at the Sunset Room Hollywood in Los Angeles last evening. The event gathered insurance leaders from the Western states, along with representatives of nonprofit partners, in celebration of the industry’s legacy of collaboration and giving by raising funds for nonprofit organizations. As part of the celebration, Alexandra S. Glickman, Senior Managing Director and Global Practice leader of Gallagher’s Real Estate & Hospitality Services and the larger Los Angeles Real Estate & Hospitality Team, was honored with IICF’s Golden Horizon Award. This prestigious award recognizes those within the insurance community who has demonstrated philanthropic excellence and leadership...
April 2023

Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation Launches 2023 Step Up Challenge: Annual challenge begins April 24, raises funds in the fight against childhood hunger in US & UK

LOS ANGELES (April 13, 2021) – The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), a unique nonprofit organization dedicated to helping communities and enriching lives, is launching its fourth IICF International Step Up Challenge, now open for registration and beginning on April 24. This 4-week exercise challenge, running through May 21, is open to anyone in the insurance industry as well as friends, family, colleagues, partners and clients across the globe. The IICF Step Up Challenge is designed to help people stay fit and promote wellbeing and team building while raising funds for the IICF Children’s Relief Fund, which focuses on alleviating childhood hunger. Initially launched in response to the global pandemic, IICF and its insurance industry supporters have delivered more than 2.6 million meals to vulnerable children and their families through the IICF Children’s Relief Fund since 2020...
April 2023

Media Alert: IICF Western Division 8th annual Horizon Award Gala

IICF's Horizon Award Gala, April 20 in Los Angeles, will celebrate the insurance industry’s legacy of collaboration and philanthropic commitment, while raising funds for local nonprofit organizations through IICF’s Community Grants Program. The 8th annual Horizon Award Gala is an evening of celebration, connection and community in recognition of the insurance industry’s commitment to philanthropy. Proceeds from the event will directly benefit local nonprofits with a mission to support children at risk, education and human services through IICF’s Community Grants Program across IICF’s Western Division, which encompasses Arizona, Colorado, California and the Pacific Northwest...
March 2023

IICF Southeast Division Raises over $1 Million for Charity at Annual Southeast Gala: CNA’s John Schramm & Texas Mutual’s Jeanette Ward honored with 2023 Southeast Philanthropic Leadership Award

Dallas, TX (March 3, 2023) – The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), a unique nonprofit organization dedicated to helping communities and enriching lives, raised over $1 million at its 11th annual Southeast Gala on Feb. 23 at The Thompson Hotel in Dallas, Texas. IICF convened hundreds of insurance professionals from Texas and across the southeast region, along with representatives of nonprofit partners, to celebrate industry philanthropy and benefit 25 regional charities. This is the second consecutive year the Southeast Division has raised over $1 million at its annual gala for charity...
March 2023

IICF Media Roundtable Gathers Insurance Leaders for Discussions on Charitable Giving, Impact of Global Initiatives: 2022 IICF Philanthropic Showcase released detailing charitable giving across insurance industry

LOS ANGELES – March 2, 2023 – The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping communities and enriching lives, hosted the 2023 IICF Media Roundtable today, gathering leaders from twenty-four leading insurance organizations for a series of presentations focused on the state of charitable giving in the insurance industry and major philanthropic and DEI initiatives. During the 2023 Media Roundtable, IICF also released the 2022 IICF Philanthropic Showcase, an annual retrospective of global charitable contributions, volunteer projects and diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives of IICF Key Partner and Founding Life Division Companies...
February 2023

IICF Southeast Division to Host Eleventh Annual Gala for Charity: CNA’s John Schramm & Jeanette Ward of Texas Mutual to be honored with 2023 Southeast Philanthropic Leadership Award

Dallas, TX (February 21, 2023) – The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), a unique nonprofit organization dedicated to helping communities and enriching lives, will convene the insurance community and leading nonprofit organizations for its 11th annual IICF Southeast Gala on February 23 at The Thompson Hotel, Dallas, Texas. Proceeds of this year’s gala will fund IICF community grants to 25 regional charities and nonprofits providing vital services throughout Texas, Georgia and the entire Southeast region...
January 2023

Triple-I: Insurance Careers Month Highlights Industry’s Opportunities

...The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) has a Talent Hub, an online resource center created to help job seekers learn about opportunities in the insurance industry and for the insurance carriers, reinsurers, brokers, and agents to reach a new and diverse talent pool. “As the Baby Boomers near retirement, the insurance industry will need to fill a generation's worth of jobs,” said Bill Ross, CEO, IICF. “The goal of the IICF Talent HubTM is to introduce a new audience of non-traditional job seekers to the industry and the rewarding jobs and careers that are available.” Talent development and the future of work will also be two key topics at the IICF Inclusion in Insurance Global Conference, June 13-15, 2023, in NYC.
January 2023

Media Alert - Registration Open for 2023 IICF Inclusion in Insurance Global Conference

Registration is now open for the 2023 IICF Inclusion in Insurance Global Conference this summer, the only event of its kind dedicated to advancing ideas into action around diversity and inclusion, leadership and innovation while benefitting charitable causes. June 13 – 15, 2023: onsite check-in begins at 4:00 pm on June 13, followed by opening reception New York Hilton Midtown, 1135 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10019 ...
December 2022

IICF White Paper Outlines Key Areas of Focus for Insurance Industry: DEI, Sustainability, Future of Work, and Mental Health and Wellness

LOS ANGELES, CA (December 15, 2022) – The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), a unique nonprofit organization dedicated to helping communities and enriching lives, today released the key takeaways and learnings from the 2022 IICF Inclusion in Insurance Regional Forums in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago and London. IICF detailed actionable insights from top industry leaders in a white paper titled “Advancing Ideas into Action.” These findings set the tone for the future of the industry’s work in making the insurance industry a fully inclusive space. The white paper recognizes and celebrates the progress the industry has made and defines and discusses next steps around the forums’ themes...
October 2022

Carmen Duarte Named NU PropertyCasualty360 DE&I Honoree: Duarte recognized for efforts to promote and advance IICF’s IDEA Council initiatives

LOS ANGELES, CA (October 21, 2022) – The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), a unique nonprofit organization dedicated to helping communities and enriching lives, is pleased to share that Carmen Duarte, Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion & Social Impact at Intact Insurance Specialty Solutions, IICF IDEA Council Talent Subcommittee Chair and Boston Chapter member, was named to NU PropertyCasualty360’s Luminaries Class of 2022 in the diversity, equity and inclusion category...
October 2022

IICF Week of Giving Rallies Insurance Pros to Support In-Need Communities: Insurance professionals take part in service projects and fundraising efforts designed to give back

LOS ANGELES (Oct. 20, 2022) – The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), a unique nonprofit organization dedicated to helping communities and enriching lives, hosted its annual Week of Giving, a celebration of the insurance industry’s year-long dedication to charitable giving and volunteerism. From October 8–15, thousands of insurance professionals across the US and UK...
October 2022

IICF Launches Hurricane Ian Relief Fund Fund to provide recovery support, temporary shelter and immediate necessities to those in need

LOS ANGELES, CA (October 10, 2022) – The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), a unique nonprofit organization dedicated to helping communities and enriching lives, has launched the IICF Hurricane Ian Relief Fund to support those in need in the wake of Hurricane Ian. Funds will benefit Team Rubicon and SW FL Emergency Relief Fund...
September 2022

IICF Hosts 2022 Week of Giving Celebrating Insurance Volunteerism: Insurance industry give backs through service projects and philanthropy across the US and UK

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 21, 2022) – The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), a unique nonprofit organization dedicated to helping communities and enriching lives, will again host its annual Week of Giving, the largest ongoing volunteer initiative in the insurance industry, from October 8-15. IICF Week of Giving celebrates the insurance industry’s commitment throughout the year...
June 2022

Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation Launches IICF Global Membership Program, Welcomes Individual Insurance Professionals to Become Members

Los Angeles (June 27, 2022) - The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), a unique nonprofit organization dedicated to helping communities and enriching lives, on June 1, 2022, launched their new Global Membership program to insurance professionals in the US and worldwide. The IICF Global Membership program represents an opportunity for individuals working in insurance to amplify their efforts to advance social good through IICF...
June 2022

IICF Gathers 1,000 Attendees to Advance Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the Inclusion in Insurance Regional Forums: Expected to raise more than $900,000 to help regional nonprofits across the US

LOS ANGELES – June 24, 2022 – The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping communities and enriching lives, gathered 1,000 insurance professionals from across the US for the IICF Inclusion in Insurance Regional Forums this month, a series of events dedicated to advancing ideas into action around diversity, inclusion and innovation while benefitting charitable causes...
March 2022

Insurance Leaders Share Philanthropic Knowledge, Impact at IICF Media Roundtable: IICF releases Philanthropic Showcase detailing the successful charitable efforts of leading companies

LOS ANGELES – March 17, 2022 – The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping communities and enriching lives, hosted the 2022 IICF Media Roundtable yesterday, gathering executives from seventeen leading insurance organizations for discussions focused on the state of charitable giving in the industry and major philanthropic and DEI initiatives. At the event, IICF also released the 2021 IICF Insurance Industry Philanthropic Showcase...
January 2022

Media Alert - Registration now open for 2022 IICF Inclusion in Insurance Regional Forums: Chicago, Dallas, London, LA and NYC

Registration is now open for the 2022 IICF Inclusion in Insurance Regional Forum series this summer, the only event of its kind dedicated to advancing ideas into action around diversity, inclusion and innovation while benefitting charitable causes...
January 2022

IICF, Aon, AIG and Zurich Present Apprenticeship Webinar Dedicated to Promoting Diverse Insurance Workforce

Los Angeles (January 13, 2022) - The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), a unique nonprofit organization dedicated to helping communities and enriching lives, hosted a new webinar titled, Connecting Talent with Opportunity: Apprenticeship Programs. Speakers featured in the webinar highlighted the importance and success of apprenticeship programs at Aon, AIG and Zurich and provided best practices for recruiting new and diverse talent to the insurance industry...
January 2022

Media Alert - IICF highlights Value of Apprenticeship across the Insurance Industry with Webinar in Conjunction with Aon, AIG and Zurich

IICF will highlight the value of apprenticeship across the insurance industry with a webinar in conjunction with Aon, AIG and Zurich. The free event will feature executives from these leading insurers sharing valuable insight on building successful apprenticeship programs and recruiting diverse and non-traditional talent to the industry. Online, Jan. 13 at noon EST...