Over 900 insurance professionals join celebrity speakers for a night
of celebration and philanthropy
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Insurance
Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), a nonprofit organization
working with the insurance industry to help communities and enrich
lives, today announced that over 900 insurance professionals attended
its 10th annual Northeast Benefit Dinner on December 14th at New York
City’s historic Waldorf Astoria Hotel. While celebrating the insurance
industry’s commitment to philanthropy and community, more than $1.4
million – a record amount for the Foundation’s New York gala event – was
raised to support grants benefiting nonprofits located throughout the
The event featured appearances and speeches by several celebrities
including Emmy award-winning journalist Norah O’Donnell, two-time Super
Bowl winning National Football League head coach Tom Coughlin and
six-time Major League Baseball All Star Daniel “Rusty” Staub. Each
speaker accepted grants on behalf of their respective charitable
During the dinner, IICF honored Chubb as a philanthropic leader with the
2016 IICF “Double I” Award for influence in the industry and impact in
the community. John Keogh, Executive Vice Chairman & Chief Operating
Officer, accepted the award on the company’s behalf.
“For 10 years, the IICF Northeast Benefit Dinner has united insurance
professionals from all facets of the industry with a common
philanthropic goal – to give back to the communities in which we work
and live,” said Peter Tucker, IICF Northeast Division Board Chair and
Regional Chief Operating Officer & New York City Branch Manager, Chubb.
“Through our collective efforts as an industry, this year’s dinner
raised a record amount for IICF grants, which will benefit thousands of
families across the Northeast through a wide array of nonprofit
organizations. Over the past ten years the IICF Northeast Division has
raised more than $7 million, all for grants benefiting those in the New
York tri-state area.”
All proceeds from the night’s event will fund the Northeast Division’s
Community Grants Program, which provides grants to regional charities
that champion causes pertaining to education, at-risk children, the
environment and disaster preparedness.
“IICF has done more than just write a check. They’ve been to the
kitchen, they’ve volunteered and helped make deliveries. IICF has really
become a part of the God’s Love community, and that’s the best kind of
partnership,” shared David Ludwigson, Chief Development Officer of God’s
Love We Deliver, a nonprofit organization that cooks and delivers
nutritious and individually tailored meals to those in the New York
metropolitan area living with severe illness, and one of the Northeast
Division grant recipients.
The 19 grant recipients this year are as follows:
Hope Girls Hope New York, Inc.
for the Homeless
House – New Jersey
House New York
for Morristown Medical Center
of Karen, Inc.
Love We Deliver
International Women’s Media Foundation
Kisco Child Care Center (MKCC)
Canaan Mounted Troop, Inc.
Rusty Staub Foundation
Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation
Walter Reed Society
For more information about the IICF or the Northeast Division grant
focus areas, please visit: www.iicf.org/grants/northeast-division-grants.html.
About the Insurance Industry Charitable
The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation is a unique nonprofit that
unites the collective strengths of the insurance industry to help
communities and enrich lives through grants, volunteer service and
leadership. Established in 1994, the Foundation is entirely directed and
funded by the insurance industry. Since its inception, IICF has
contributed $25.3 million in community grants, along with more than
240,500 volunteer hours, to hundreds of charities and community
nonprofit organizations, reinvesting in local communities where funds
are raised. IICF is a registered nonprofit organization under section
501(c)(3) of the IRS code. Learn more at www.iicf.org.
Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation
Alisa Breese, 949-481-3741