The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) hosted its very first annual benefit dinner on April 19 at the Leadenhall Building, raising over £10,000 for local community education charities.
The IICF recognised Advance, the recipient of its first grant. Advance supports and creates opportunities for women and girls that survived domestic violence. Anna Smith, Advance’s chief executive, was present at the event.
Industry speakers at the event included David Brosnan, CEO of CNA
Hardy and Russell Higginbotham, global head of life & health products at Swiss Re. Maggie Hickson, motivational speaker and one of the first female fast jet pilots in the RAF, spoke about the importance of teamwork and empowering others to achieve their goals.
Around 200 representatives from all over the insurance industry were present at the event, where they were able to network while supporting important causes for the local communities. The attendees included members of the Associate Board, a newly created board of young insurance professionals that support the IICF in it goals.
Wendy Wilder, Executive Director of the London Division, commented: “The industry’s support of IICF London’s first Benefit Dinner was fantastic, and shone a spotlight on each company’s involvement in our organisation. We hope that through events like this we can both change perceptions of the industry and, more importantly, make a difference to the communities in which we all live and work.”
The IICF will also be holding a charity golf tournament at Betchworth Park, Surrey on May 23 to bolster the funds raised by this event.