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.

Jessica McMahon



Jessica McMahon serves as the Regional Vice President for Zurich’s Large Property team in the Midwest.  The offices under her leadership include Chicago, Cleveland, Minneapolis and Kansas City.  Jessica is based out of Chicago and has been with Zurich 14 years, starting with an internship in college.  Jessica received her Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.  She has two children – James and Vera with her husband Drew.

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.