New York Dinner for Insurance Charitable Fund Tops $1 Million

December 1, 2010

The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) New York division has surpassed the $1 million mark for ticket sales for its 2010 benefit dinner, which will be held Wednesday Dec. 8, 2010, at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.

“The fourth annual benefit dinner will be the division’s largest fundraising event to date, with more than 800 guests attending,” stated David Brinkman, chair of the IICF New York Division board and executive managing director of Aon Benfield.

Proceeds of the benefit dinner will fund grants to non-profit charitable organizations in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut tri-state area that focus on education, children at risk, the environment, and disaster preparedness.

“The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation serves as a catalyst for collaborative efforts of insurance companies, reinsurance companies, employees, agents and brokers, and strategic partners of the industry,” said Brinkman. “The benefit dinner truly is collaborative, with a wide range of professionals and organizations contributing to this fund-raising effort and highlighting the good works of the people of the insurance industry.”

The agenda for the gala event includes:

  • Keynote speaker Rudolph W. Giuliani
  • IICF 2010 honouree Maurice R. Greenberg, chairman and CEO, C.V. Starr & Co.
  • Special presentations to grantees by Ken Griffey, Jr. and Mark Messier
  • Remarks by dinner chair Greg Case, president and CEO, Aon Corp.
  • A video showcasing accomplishments of IICF grant recipients
  • A performance by the Young People’s Chorus of New York City.

The IICF was established in 1994 and is completely directed and funded by the insurance industry. The foundation seeks to unite the collective strengths of the industry to provide community grants, volunteer service and leadership. Since its inception in 1994, the foundation has contributed more than $16 million in grants to charities and 140,000 volunteer hours to hundreds of community non-profit organizations.

Upcoming IICF event: New York Benefit Dinner to Support the Grants Program: Dec. 8, 2010