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SOURCE Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF)
CHICAGO, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mike Foley, Chief Executive Officer of Zurich North America Commercial, will serve as Chairman of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) – Midwest's 3rd Annual Blazing the Trail Benefit Dinner.
"We are honored to have Mike play a central role in this year's event," remarked Kevin Smith, Chubb & Son Senior Vice President, Chicago Regional Branch Manager. Smith who acts as the Chair of the IICF Midwest Board of Directors continued, "As an industry leader, his commitment increases the visibility of our Foundation, and emphasizes the importance and relevance of our mission."
IICF, which serves as the united, philanthropic voice of the insurance industry, helps communities and enriches lives by uniting the collective strengths of the industry to provide grants, volunteer service and leadership. Since its 2011 inception, IICF's Midwest Division has contributed over $750,000 to local Midwest nonprofit organizations.
"The IICF - Midwest has done a great job of integrating our industry into our local community. IICF continues to provide opportunities to give back to our communities through our collective talent, time and resources," Foley said. "I'm honored to support their extraordinary efforts and I looking forward to spending a meaningful evening with my industry colleagues."
The 3rd Benefit, themed "Trailblazers of the 1950's – From Black & White to Living Color," is slated for Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Chicago's Union Station. During the event, Hub International Limited President Rick Gulliver will be honored with the Trailblazer Award for his distinct career achievements and philanthropic community work.
Additionally, the IICF will present its coveted Frontier Awards, recognizing exceptional industry individuals who tirelessly volunteer to make a difference in their communities. ABC 7 Chicago's Leah Hope will act as the evening's emcee.
Presenting Sponsor Hub International Limited is joined by Platinum Sponsors CNA and Zurich North America, and Gold Sponsors Applied Systems, Chubb & Son, Mesirow and McKinsey & Company.
For more information about the IICF or the 3rd Annual Blazing the Trail benefit dinner, please contact IICF Executive Director Kimberly Saccaro at 312-384-0644 or visit www.iicf.org.
About the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation
The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation was established in 1994 and is completely directed and funded by the insurance industry. The Industry Foundation helps communities and enriches lives by uniting the collective strengths of the industry to provide grants, volunteer service and leadership. Since its inception, the Industry Foundation has contributed over $20 million and 166,000 volunteer hours to hundreds of community nonprofits. IICF is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
The Midwest Division is focused on serving the Chicagoland area, and is expanding its reach to involve other Midwestern states: Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
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