Each year, the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) proudly commemorates their Week of Giving. This initiative sees insurance professionals across the nation participate in volunteer projects, supporting community non-profit organizations. This effort seeks to unify the industry by celebrating volunteerism in the communities in which we work and live. More than 110,000 industry volunteers have given back through IICF volunteerism since its founding.
The 2019 Week of Giving ran October 12 – 19.
This year, The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) communications department participated in this remarkable program by volunteering in our community. Kristen Sleeth and I spent time volunteering with Opportunity Knocks, a non-profit organization designed to provide resources for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities so they may pursue their educational, occupational, and social interests.
Opportunity Knocks is just one of several organizations the IICF partners with to provide avenues for insurance professionals to give back throughout the year. Broken into five divisions: Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, West, and United Kingdom, the chapters are working every day to come up with new ideas and ways to help the industry give back and raise awareness.
Founded in 1994, IICF not only provides opportunities to volunteer, but also awards grants to charities meeting vital community needs, assists companies to attract diverse talent, advocate and inspire leadership, and provide assistance to those in need especially following a catastrophic event.
The impact of the organization has provided in the past 25 years is invaluable, donating more than $30 million in community grants.
If you haven’t yet, I encourage you to take the time to review the mission of IICF.
NICB Vice President of Communications