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Insurance Foundation Launches Washington Chapter

The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation Western Division has opened a Washington chapter. This marks the introduction of the division’s third chapter, following the launch of its Colorado and Arizona Chapters in 2011 and 2012. The Washington Chapter will be led …

Farmers CEO Remembers Joplin Tornado at California Gala

Jeff Dailey, CEO of Farmers Insurance, turned what could have been a mere acceptance speech into a lesson-filled personal account of his first time seeing the devastation wreaked by the May 2011 tornado in Joplin, Mo. “Joplin was a major …

Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation Launches London Division

The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), a U.S.-based nonprofit organization funded by the insurance industry, has expanded its operations to the United Kingdom with the launch of its first international division. IICF’s newly formed London Division will join the collective …

IICF Targets $250K to California and Colorado Charities

The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation is awarding $254,000 in grants to 29 local nonprofits in California and Colorado for the kickoff of 2015. The causes supported include child abuse prevention, disaster preparedness, education and health and human services. The 2015 …

Austin Insurance Professionals Hike Fundraising Goal; State Auto Offers Challenge

With an original goal of raising $300,000 for the United Way of Greater Austin, the response from area insurance professionals was so successful during the first six months of the campaign that the Insurance Industry Challenge upped its goal to …

Texas Independent Insurance Agents, Wholesalers Team Up for Community Service

The Independent Insurance Agents of Austin and the Texas Surplus Lines Association Inc. joined efforts in December to collect food and money for the Capital Area Food Bank located in Austin, Texas. Food and money were collected at the IIAA …

Meemic Foundation Grants Now Available to Illinois Educators

The Meemic Foundation, a non-profit organization created by Michigan-based Meemic Insurance Co., has been offering financial assistance in the form of grants to schools and educators since 1992. The foundation announced that it has expanded its program and will immediately …

Fireman’s Fund Fights for Firefighters

You hear a lot of companies promoting their charitable efforts but few have the charitable sounding umph as the name Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. The company was founded in 1863 by ship captain William Holdredge, and the company’s name celebrates …

CNA’s Motamed to Chair 2nd Annual IICF-Midwest Benefit Dinner

Thomas F. Motamed, chairman and CEO of CNA Financial Corp. will chair the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) – Midwest’s 2nd Annual Blazing the Trail Benefit Dinner. CNA is the presenting sponsor for the event, taking place March 14 at …

Swett Gala: Sinise, Ratzenberger, Medal of Honor Recipients

“Freedom is a precious, precious thing.” Those words were spoken by actor Gary Sinise to a group of insurance professionals on Sunday during an event at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas hosted by the “Swett Warriors” organization. Several large firms …