The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) will honor Liberty Mutual with the “Double I” award at the 2023 IICF Northeast Benefit, acknowledging the company’s philanthropic efforts and its role in fostering community support while showcasing leadership within the insurance sector.
The “Double I” award annually recognizes insurance organizations for their Influence in the industry and Impact in community engagement. Kevin Smith, president of global risk solutions North America at Liberty Mutual, is slated to receive the award on behalf of the company and its staff.
The 2023 event will also be highlighted by the presence of Pete Alonso, first baseman for the New York Mets, as the celebrity guest speaker. Alonso, a renowned MLB player with multiple accolades, including three-time MLB All-Star and two-time Home Run Derby champion, is also the founder of the Alonso Foundation. His foundation focuses on vital regional needs, supporting youth, animal welfare, and veterans through various initiatives.
The IICF Northeast Benefit also acts as a key fundraiser that contributes to local nonprofits engaged in education, aiding those in need, and environmental initiatives. Since its inception in 2007, IICF’s Northeast Division has distributed over $11.8 million in grants to more than 350 nonprofits and charities across the region.
This year, the proceeds will support IICF Community Grants for various organizations, including 180 Turning Lives Around, The Alonso Foundation, and others. Additionally, 10 grants have been allocated to regions outside the metropolitan area, nominated by local agents and brokers.
“Liberty Mutual is a longtime philanthropic leader and an incredibly deserving recipient of the ‘Double I’ award for their commitment to volunteerism and charitable giving,” said Elizabeth Myatt, IICF Northeast Division vice president, chief program officer, and executive director. “IICF is proud to partner with leaders like Liberty Mutual that inspire and encourage businesses and individuals alike to support those in need throughout our communities.”
Elsewhere in the insurance group’s businesses, Liberty Company Insurance Brokers has recently expanded its national presence with the acquisition of Massabni Insurance & Financial.
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