IICF hosted its Media Day at Chubb Headquarters last week with representatives from 13 insurance companies who presented each of their organization's charitable missions. (Photo: IICF)
Tobias Milchereit, a senior consultant at MarshBerry, helped kick off the day with a presentation on his team's research study about the millennial workforce and how to close the talent gap. (Photo: IICF)
CNA's public relations director Brandon Davis spoke about CNA's philanthropic efforts with Girls Who Code, a non-profit with a mission to close the gender gap in the technology industry. (Photo: IICF)
Alexandra Saad, manager at Farmers Insurance, presented the company's charitable efforts working with disaster relief and resilience partners, supporting communities affected by natural disasters. (Photo: IICF)
Maggie Rogers (pictured second to the left) of Munich Re is the outgoing chair of the Munich Re Charitable Giving Committee. In her presentation, Rogers spoke about Munich Re's "strategic giving" efforts, providing support to causes that promote community resilience, as well as local causes. (Photo: IICF)


Andrea Davis of Zurich presented the company's charitable efforts providing virtual volunteering opportunities to their employees to give back. Since 2012, Zurich has hosted a SkillShare Summit to help Chicago-area nonprofits connect with future staff members, and provides training for existing employees for these organizations to reach their optimum potential. (Photo: IICF)
IICF's Media Day concluded with remarks from IICF CEO Bill Ross, and opened up the afternoon for networking opportunities and interviews for companies to dive deeper into their individual charitable efforts. (Photo: IICF)

Last week, the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) hosted its annual IICF and Key Partners Media Day in New York City to celebrate the industry’s shared philanthropy efforts and recognize the different charitable causes of 13 different insurance companies.

Thirteen of IICF’s key partners — AIG, Aon, Assurant, AXA XL, Chubb, CNA, EY, Farmers Insurance, Hub International, Munich Re, Swiss Re, The Hartford and Zurich — presented their organizations’ ongoing charitable efforts.

The presentations demonstrated the wide range of causes these organizations support and celebrated the collective impact of IICF and its partners’ charitable efforts.

IICF executive leaders also presented the organization’s goals for 2019 and discussed upcoming events.

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IICF presentations

The day began with presentations from industry partners on key IICF and industry initiatives. IICF CEO Bill Ross outlined the organization’s event plants and goals for 2019.

Ross discussed IICF’s Early Literacy Initiative and its partnership with Sesame Workshop to help give every child the opportunity to learn, read and write by delivering free literacy resources.  In 2013, IICF and Sesame Workshop developed “Everyday is a Reading and Writing Day,” a free bilingual multimedia program for children in underserved communities.

Further discussing IICF’s 2019 agenda, Ross noted one major event on the calendar: IICF’s annual Women in Insurance Global Conference which will be hosted June 12-14 at Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in New York City.

Tobias Milchereit, senior consultant at MarshBerry, then presented the IICF Millennial Ideas Summit White Paper, “What Millennials Want.” The report addressed the plaguing question throughout the insurance industry of how to engage the millennial workforce.

Partner philanthropy presentations

Representatives from several of IICF’s key partner companies then gave brief presentations about their organization’s charitable efforts of the last year or longer.

“It was a privilege to observe each of these companies presenting on their significant philanthropic initiatives,” said Barbara Bufkin, chair, IICF International Board of Governors and Assurant, executive head of Business Development, in a statement.  “And while individually impressive, what is truly unique is their collaboration in leveraging their own corporate social responsibility campaigns for scale and scope within the IICF, our industry’s philanthropic foundation.”

In the slideshow above, learn about a few of the causes P&C companies are championing in 2019 and beyond.

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