Insurance Industry Charity Event to Focus on Education

April 11, 2012

The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation’s 19th annual benefit dinner on May 3 at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco, Calif. is expected to draw more than 300 industry executives from across the Western United States.

Sal Khan will serve as featured speaker, and education will be one of the main topics of the evening. Khan is founder of Khan Academy, a nonprofit with the mission of providing free education to “anyone, anywhere.”

“Education is the cornerstone of a successful future, both for our community and for our industry,” said Pat Dowd, IICF Western Division dinner chairman and managing director of Aon Benfield.

IICF will highlight the contributions of educational leaders making a positive impact. The group will honor Boys Hope Girls Hope San Francisco Bay Area, a nonprofit residential program for children who are academically motivated.

In addition to honoring leaders in education, the event will also recognize the contributions of educational leaders within the insurance industry.

California State University Fullerton’s Center for Insurance Studies will be recognized for the growth and achievements of the insurance program and the leadership of its director, Weili Lu.

Proceeds from the evening will benefit nonprofit programs through the foundation’s community grants program.

IICF is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. To date, IICF, which is directed and funded by the insurance industry, has contributed more than $18 million and community nonprofits.

For dinner information, including ticket sales and sponsorships, call (925) 280-8009 or email

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