Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation Awards 2008 Grants

August 22, 2008

The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation based in Walnut Creek, Calif., has awarded its 2008 charitable grants to outstanding nonprofit agencies in California.

The following organizations received recognition and financial support: The City of Hope, honoring a 15-year funding relationship with this state-of-the-art hospital and leading edge research facility; the Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation, concluding a three year visionary grant supporting medical research and successful treatments for this children’s orphan disease; and Leadership Grants were awarded to Shriners Hospitals for Children in Sacramento and Los Angeles. The Metro YMCA and Los Angeles Salvation Army received special recognition at the 4th Annual Club100 industry gathering. Under the focus area of prevention of child abuse and neglect, the Foundation awarded a series of grants to the following agencies: in Northern California, STAND! Against Domestic Violence and the Child Abuse Prevention Council; and in Southern Californian, Orangewood Children’s Foundation.

“Along with 2008 Special Grants totaling over $70,000, the Industry Foundation awarded 25 local community grants totaling over $125,000. And on July 1, 2008, the Foundation made a second distribution of an additional $100,000 in local community grants,” announced Tom Jones an executive with Liberty Mutual and chairman of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation, Western Division.

The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation, founded in California in 1994, seeks to help communities and enrich lives by combining the collective strengths of the industry to provide grants, volunteer service and leadership. The Foundation’s New York Division began operations in 2007 serving the Tri-state area and in its first year of operation awarded $600,000 in charitable grants.

The Industry Foundation is funded and directed by insurance industry professionals representing a broad spectrum of the industry: reinsurers, insurance agents and brokers, property & casualty, health & life, and related businesses supporting the insurance industry.For information, visit www.iicf.org.

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