Celebrities Join Over 900 Insurance Professionals to Raise $1.26 Million at 9th Annual IICF Northeast Charitable Gala

Notable speakers grace the stage at Insurance Industry Charitable
Foundation’s night of celebration and philanthropy

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On December 9, more than 900 insurance professionals packed the Grand
Ballroom of New York City’s famous Waldorf Astoria Hotel for a night of
celebrating the insurance industry’s commitment to philanthropy. At the
event – the Insurance
Industry Charitable Foundation
’s (IICF)
9th annual Northeast Benefit Dinner – over $1.26 million was
raised to support the grants that were presented by IICF to nonprofits
located throughout the Northeastern U.S.

This star-studded night featured appearances and speeches from
celebrities including New York Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson, Emmy
award-winning journalist Jane Pauley, and radio and television
personality Boomer Esiason. These speakers shared moving words of
appreciation and inspiration with the audience as they accepted grants
on behalf of their respective charitable organizations.

During the dinner, IICF honored American International Group, Inc. (AIG)
for philanthropic leadership with the 2015 IICF “Double I” Award for
influence in the industry and impact in the community. Robert S.
Schimek, Executive Vice President Chief Executive Officer Commercial,
accepted the award on the company’s behalf with a moving tribute
honoring those who have personally inspired him and his company to give
back to their communities.

“It has been a true privilege to see hundreds of insurance professionals
come together to raise an unprecedented amount of grants at the IICF
annual dinner,” said Peter Tucker, NYC/NJ Regional Branch Manager Senior
Vice President, Chubb & Son and IICF Northeast Board Chair. “We, as an
industry, are united by more than just our profession, and this dinner
further shows the impact we can have on the larger community when we
give back.”

All proceeds from the night’s event will fund the Northeast Division’s
community grants program, providing grants to regional charities that
champion causes pertaining to education, at-risk children, the
environment, and disaster preparedness. The 15 grant recipients are as

Over the past nine years, the IICF Northeast Benefit Dinner has provided
funding for over $6 million in grants to people in need in the
community. These grants continue to benefit nonprofits across this
region through the generous support of insurance industry professionals.

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
foundation helps communities and enriches lives by uniting the
collective strengths of the industry to provide grants, volunteer
service and leadership. Since its inception in 1994, IICF has
contributed more than $23.5 million in grants to charities and 218,000
volunteer hours to hundreds of community nonprofit organizations. IICF
is a registered not-for-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of
the IRS code. Learn more at about the IICF at www.iicf.org.


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