IICF Midwest Blazing the Trail Benefit will be held in an indoor space at the Ritz Carlton, Chicago. IICF continues to monitor the recommendations and mandates in accordance with the CDC, the State of Illinois, Cook County and the City of Chicago.  Those who have not been vaccinated should continue to wear a mask and socially distance. Please do not attend if you are suffering from COVID-19 symptoms. All guests will be asked to sign a waiver in advance of the event.

About

Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation Midwest Division

About

The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) 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, IICF has served as the philanthropic foundation of the insurance industry for more than twenty-five years, contributing $42 million in community grants along with 300,000 volunteer hours by more than 110,000 industry professionals.  IICF reinvests locally where funds are raised, serving hundreds of charities and nonprofit organizations, for maximum community impact.

Nonprofits we support

A House in Austin
Chicago, IL
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Actuarial Foundation
Schaumburg, IL
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Beat the Streets
Chicago, IL
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Bridge Communities
Glen Ellyn, IL
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By the Hand Club
Chicago, IL
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Camp One Step by Children's Oncology Services
Chicago, IL
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Erasing the Distance
Chicago, IL
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Inspiration Corporation
Chicago, IL
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LaTanya Johnson & The Youth of Englewood
Chicago, IL
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Little Friends
Warrenville, IL
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Midtown Educational Foundation
Chicago, IL
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Oak Park River Forest Infant Welfare Society, The Children's Clinic
Oak Park, IL
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Open Books
Chicago, IL
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Shelter, Inc.
Arlington Heights, IL
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VOCEL
Chicago, IL
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Midwest Board Members

Elisabeth Aleman

CNA
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Deborah Babcock

Katie School of Insurance
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Lee Brenner

Swiss Re America Holding Corporation
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Debra Dunn

USAA
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Brent Gaeta

Chubb
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Kyle T. Geiger

Walker Wilcox Matousek LLP
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Steve Gray

The Hartford
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Sara Hogan

Aon
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Laura Hollerich

EY
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Christopher Johnston

Liberty Mutual
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Allison Kirkley

The Hartford
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Jennifer Kratochvil

Mayer Brown
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Jeff Kroeger

Insureon
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Amy Littleton

KemperLesnik
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Jessica McMahon

Zurich
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Bill Ross

IICF
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Greg Shiple

Applied Systems
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Stephanie Spencer

AssuredPartners
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Bryant Steele

Burns & Wilcox
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Marcie Stephan

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance
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Patrick Talley

Lloyd's
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Chapters

Midwest Division Associate Board

Chicago, IL

The Midwest Division Associate Board partners with Communities in Schools Chicago, Enchanted Backpack, and Shelter, Inc., raising funds and providing volunteer services throughout the year. The Associate Board is comprised of 30 emerging leaders representing many sectors of the insurance industry.

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Heartland Chapter

Missouri and Kansas

Founded in 2017, the IICF Heartland Chapter unites the collective strength of the insurance industry in St. Louis and Kansas City to help their communities through volunteer service and grantmaking. To date, they have awarded more than $330,000 in grants to local nonprofits.

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Ohio Chapter

Ohio

Since 2014, the IICF Ohio Chapter Board of Directors has established its annual Oktoberfest event as one of the premier insurance industry events in the Great Lakes region, awarding more than $650,000 to Ohio nonprofits with a focus on health, education, and safety.

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Katie Weil

VP of Philanthropy, Camp One Step

We're so grateful for IICF for helping to bring smiles, connections and fun to the pediatric cancer patients and survivors we served during our wintertime camp programs. Together we are creating memories, friendships and hope that will fuel them all year.

Erin Kerr

BLESSINGS IN A BACKPACK

Blessings in a Backpack is grateful for the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation’s generous donation of $112,885 that provided 28,220 bags of weekend nutrition to 5,260+ food insecure kids across 32 programs in Illinois and Ohio.