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.

Amy Littleton

Stretch PR


Amy Littleton is president of Stretch PR, a full-service creative public relations agency that delivers results. She is a PR strategist and business leader who is focused on delivering powerful communications and integrated brand activation programs to business and consumer clients. Amy’s goal is to combine storytelling with technology to connect brands and people in meaningful ways.


Previously, Amy was president of Reputation Partners, a strategic business communications agency, and executive vice president and managing director of KemperLesnik, a public relations, brand activation, content marketing and events agency regularly recognized among Chicago’s Best and Brightest Places to Work®. Over more than two decades, Amy has handled public relations campaigns and delivered communications results for many blue-chip clients, including Allstate, Aon Plc., Kitchen Aid, PwC, Whirlpool Corp., and many more.


Amy has also held communications positions at Edelman, Slack & Co., General Mills, Inc., and her own PR consultancy Littleton Consulting.


Amy holds a MBA from Loyola’s Quinlan School of Business, a BS from The Florida State University and a Certificate in Leadership from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.She is past president of the Public Relations Society of America Chicago; board member of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation; and founder and president of the non-profit Friends of Catherine and Channel Lakes.Follow Amy at LinkedIn and Twitter.

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.