Each year, the IICF
Week of Giving seems to be breaking participation records from previous years, and it's that participation - not the millions of dollars the group raises for charity - that Ross believes is so important for the industry and the community.
A full list of the IICF
Board of Governors can be found here.
The fact that a respected organization like the IICF
even has to stick its neck out and raise the level of this conversation speaks to a serious disconnect among some of its most powerful players and an institutional mindset that needs to be bred out.
Caption: Zurich Financial Services was named the 2011 IICF
NY/Northeast region honoree.
Contributions to the IICF
Wildfire Relief Fund enable us to grant valuable funds for local relief efforts and make a meaningful impact in these communities affected so severely by the growing wildfires."
earlier established its Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund following the devastation wrought by that storm in late August, and to date, has raised more than $400,000 to help the affected communities through both company contributions and individual donations from 1,000 insurance professionals.
David Brinkman, chair of the IICF
Northeast division board and executive managing director of Aon Benfield, reported that the division has now distributed grants totaling more than $3.7 million since the first event in 2007.
was founded in 1994 and it seeks to help communities by combining the efforts of the industry in order to provide grants, volunteer service and leadership.
Bill Ross, CEO of IICF
, said the group decided to create the fund because of the severity of the fires and to let people know that insurance professionals are interested in the welfare of the community, not just selling policies and paying claims.
The percentage matches result of an IICF
poll conducted on the same topic at last year's IICF
Northeast Division executive director Betsy Myatt, however, expects that may soon change.
NEW YORK -- The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF
) began its expansion into the greater Boston area by hosting an informational summit with more than 50 Boston-based insurance leaders over the summer.