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Insurance is an industry committed to making a positive impact in the communities it services. Throughout the year insurance organizations provide volunteers, funds and expertise to local community programs and national nonprofits making a difference. The IICF is proud to highlight some of the outstanding community efforts of the industry during 2012.

  • ACE Group supports communities around the world in which its employees live and work through its established ACE Foundations and through company-sponsored volunteer initiatives. For example, in September 2012 ACE Charitable Foundation made two grants to organization taking unique approaches to work-force development for underemployed workings in New York and Philadelphia. Per Scholas, located in New York, received a two year grant to support an advanced ITC certification and job placement assistance program. The West Philadelphia Skills Initiative's Neighborhood Job Pipeline program also received support to help prepare clients for full-time, career-ladder jobs that have advancement opportunities.
  • AIG attaches great importance to corporate social responsibility, working with an array of charitable organizations. During 2012, AIG employees volunteered at the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, participated in the annual cleanup to restore the Houston Bayou, and supported the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
  • Allied World's 11 United States offices sponsor and work with organizations that support healthcare, education and the arts. Allied World's New York office partnered with Education Alliance to sponsor an afterschool program at PS 142 on the Lower East side of Manhattan that provides homework assistance and cultural programs such as reading, music and art. In February, Allied World employees spent the afternoon volunteering at the Valentine's event, helping children make Valentines to give out to senior centers.
  • Aon invested more than $10 million in contributions to some 1,500 organizations through grants, contributions, sponsorships and employee matching gifts during 2012. June 21, 2012, AON celebrated its 25th anniversary as a global brand through Aon's Global Service Day, contributing over 27,000 hours of volunteer service in 120 countries. In the United States, Aon supported a number of organizations including Habitat for Humanity, American Red Cross, Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, Ronal McDonald House, Special Olympics, and the American Heart Association.
  • Applied Systems is committed to actively support local communities. In University Park, IL, Applied Systems has partnered with Aunt Martha's Youth Service Center and the Monee Township to support the homeless and provide winter necessities to underprivileged residents. During the holiday season, Applied Systems offices across the United States and Canada are participating in local and regional drives supporting underprivileged families such as Toys for Tots and the Salvation Army toy drive.
  • Chubb is dedicated to its core principles, which include providing extraordinary service to its core customers, agents and brokers – and its local communities. Chubb responds to needs of communities by providing volunteer and financial support to educational, civic, cultural and other organizations. Chubb employees are engaged locally from coast to coast. On the east coast, Chubb employees have supported Freedom House's drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs and volunteered time to help teach financial literacy skills to school children through the Junior Achievement Program. In California, Chubb employees supported a variety of organizations including the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Second Harvest Food Bank, Cystic Fibrosis Walk for Life, and Toys for Tots. In addition, the annual Chubb Charity Challenge golf tournament has raised more than $10 million for organizations across the country since its inception in 1999.
  • CSE Insurance Group has a long-standing tradition of community involvement. Each California office participates in at least one volunteer project annually. During 2012, CSE Insurance Group teamed up with the San Francisco Sheriffs' Foundation to provide California teachers $25,000 for back to school class room supplies. 125 teachers filled shopping carts with $200 worth of school supplies for the coming year, tax free. CSE also hosted the Blazing Hot Celebrity Chef Competition benefiting firefighter charities. Three celebrity chefs faced off against one another with the help of thee California firefighters as sous chef. The event raised over $10,000 for the California Fire Foundation and the Fire Family Foundation.
  • CNA provides support to communities and individuals that need the most help. CNA provides community support through the CNA Foundation, corporate contributions, in-kind services, and volunteering. Through 2012, CNA employees volunteered with countless organization including Ladder Up, Habitat for Humanity, Starlight Children's Foundation, USO, Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Ronald McDonald House Charities. To date in 2012, more than 200 organizations in the U.S., Canada and Europe have received donations over $450,000. CNA has also provided and additional $500,000 to charities across the country through the employee matching gift program.
  • Endurance annually holds a Community ENHancement day with employees participating in a variety of volunteer projects. In 2012, Endurance employees volunteered their time and talents at the Food Bank of Stamford, Yorkville Food Pantry, the INN Soup Kitchen, Hillside Food Bank, and the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.
  • HUB runs a formal company-wide volunteerism program designed to meet local community needs. Through HUB GIVES, regional offices select local organizations and design a benefit project or event. During 2012, more than 100 such activities took place in the United States and Canada to help an array of charities ranging from organization to might major disease, to those working with families in need, senior citizens and youth. For example, employees from Hub Southeast Myrtle Beach office volunteered at the Grand Stand Miracle League community event. Over 180 children came out to the event to enjoy golf cart rides, games, a ventriloquist show, and lunch.
  • III employees volunteered their time and effort to assist the World Cares Center prepare for the Iron Skillet Cook Off, an event that pits FDNY's top firehouse chefs against their local restaurant counterparts, creating a raucous event to honor NYC's emergency responders and raise funds for emergency response trainings.
  • Drinker Biddle & Reath donated more than $6,000, as well as clothing and necessities to Covenant House, a nonprofit charity serving homeless youth with a network of shelters across the United States. The funds provided by Drinker Biddle & Reath specifically benefited those affected by Superstorm Sandy.
  • Independent Agents & Brokers of New York provides community support throughout the year. The IIABNY Good Works Committee facilities staff donations for dress down Fridays to support organizations such as SPCA, Mark-A-Wish, Vera House, and the American Cancer Society. IIABNY also annually hosts a field trip to its office for 40+ high school students to help increase insurance knowledge as part of the InVEST program. Additionally in 2012, IIABNY gathered and donated more than 1000 bags of Thanksgiving food items to benefit Superstorm Sandy victims.
  • Lloyd's Community Programme facilitates volunteers from Lloyd's market companies to help build stronger local communities. During 2012, 1,500 individuals volunteered as part of the Community Programme, making a difference to over 3,000 people in these communities. Volunteer opportunities ranged from helping young people with reading skills to team challenges such as giving a community centre a makeover or helping to cook breakfasts for 200 homeless people. In addition the volunteer support, Lloyd's provides charitable support through the Lloyd's Charities Trust, Lloyd's Patriotic Fund and Lloyd's Tercentenary Research Foundation.
  • Lockton, San Francisco proudly supports community nonprofits meeting local needs. Annually, Lockton, San Francisco participates in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's "Light the Night Walk" to raise funds and awareness of blood borne cancers. The effort hits close to the heart for Lockton, San Francisco employees as the son of an associate was diagnosed with Leukemia after his birth. During 2012, Lockton, San Francisco also worked with the YMCA Pantry to distribute Thanksgiving dinners to families in need and Family House to clean and sanitize housing used by families of children undergoing cancer treatment.
  • Greenspan & Co. supports numerous nonprofits organizations, but places specific focus on charities benefiting the aging and serving the Jewish community, such as the Los Angeles Jewish Home and the Jewish Federation. Greenspan & Co. is also committed to assisting those fighting alcohol and drug addiction through their work with Impact House Drug and Alcohol treatment center.
  • The Sullivan Group is committed to community service and giving year round. The Sullivan Group participates in quarterly off-site volunteer projects as well as year-round in-office activities. Volunteer project from 2012 included painting homes in South Central Los Angeles as part of Rebuilding Together, LA, sorting donations at the Downtown Women's Center, and hosting a Harvest Festival in partnership with Para los Ninos for 135 underserved children.
  • Travelers Companies, Inc. is passionate about its commitment to opportunity. Travelers EDGE (Empowering Dreams for Graduation and Employment) is the organization's signature education program that aims to increase the number of underrepresented individuals who complete a bachelor's degree and are prepared for a career in the insurance and financial services industry. Commemorating the program's fifth year Travelers continues its commitment to help educate the next generation.
  • Tower Group Companies' employees throughout 2012 gave in ways that give back to the very communities in which they love and work. For example, Tower employees engaged in a friendly food drive competition to see which office could make the largest impact. Food banks across the country received more than 3,100 items and over $13,500 in donations. Additionally, in the immediate wake of Sandy, Tower contributed more than $100,000 to organizations meeting the needs of those affected. Tower also established an Employee Assistance Relief Fund, raising over $40,000. In addition, Tower made equal donations totaling $60,000 to local charities, Robin Hood in New York, the McCormick Foundation in connection with Newsday on Long Island, and the Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund.
  • Zurich marked its year-long celebration of 100 years insuring America with its 100 Ways of Impact effort. Rather than one day or several hours of service here or there, Zurich served throughout the year to meet ongoing community needs, with a goal of 100 community service projects across the United States and Canada. The initial goal of 100 projects completed was soon met early into June, with Zurich setting a further goal of involving 25% of the employee population by the December 17th anniversary date. As of early December, over 28% of the population has participated, completing over 465 projects, dedicating over 24,929 hours which are valued at more than $506,268, to assist over 278 non-profits across North America.