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.

Mimi Fiske



Mimi Fiske is a graduate of Manhattan College with a degree inMarketing and Computer Information Systems.  She began her 27 year insurance journey with General Star Management Company in New York City. She helped launch the Excess Casualty division with Liberty International before spending a decade with Argo Group in Chicago.  At Argo, she most recently served as Vice President and Excess Casualty Division Manager, managing a large book of excess and surplus risks.  After a short tenure with Peachtree Special Risks as Vice President and Casualty Broker, Mimi helped launch the surplus lines platform at XL.  She is currently the Regional President of Markel Midwest and holds the Associate in Surplus Lines Insurance designation.  She is married with 2 sons.


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 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.