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.

Laura Hollerich



Laura Hollerich

Managing Director, Insurance, Distribution Optimization Lead

Ernst & Young LLP

Laura Hollerich is a Managing Director in the Advisory Services practice ofErnst & Young LLP based in Chicago. Laura has deep experience in global broker, carrier and client relationship management.

Laura has more than 20 years of global insurance experience as both a consultant and serving senior client positions. Laura has led many multi-year transformation initiatives covering business process redesign, technology, distribution strategy and capability development.

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.