It was one of the most moving things I've seen in a long time.

Each year, the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), the national nonprofit organization that works with the insurance industry to deliver financial assistance to local communities, hosts a series of benefit galas. One such event, hosted by the IICF's Northeast Division, was held on Dec. 13, 2017, at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel.

This year some 800 insurance professionals attended the gala, at which more than $1.25 million was raised to fund the IICF Northeast Division's Community Grants Program.

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Shawn Moynihan

Shawn Moynihan is Editor-in-Chief of National Underwriter Property & Casualty. A St. John’s University alum, Moynihan has earned 11 Jesse H. Neal Awards, the Pulitzers of the business press; seven Azbee Awards, from the American Society of Business Press Editors; two Folio Awards; and a SABEW award, from the Society of American Business Editors & Writers. Prior to joining ALM, he served as Managing Editor/Online Editor of journalism institution Editor & Publisher, the trade bible of the newspaper industry. Moynihan also has held editorial positions with AOL, Metro New York, and Newhouse Newspapers. He can be reached at [email protected].