IICF BLAZING THE TRAIL BENEFIT
IICF’s largest fundraiser, Blazing the Trail, brings together hundreds of insurance professionals for an inspiring evening of networking and celebration. Cocktail Hour and a Dessert Reception offer guests the opportunity to greet old friends and meet new ones, and the evening’s Dinner Program, which features a trailblazing Keynote Speaker, focuses on recognizing companies and industry leaders for their forward-thinking in both business and in philanthropy, while applauding the collective good works and impact of our trade.
All proceeds from this uplifting evening benefit IICF Midwest’s Grants Program.
Past grant recipients have included Bernie’s Book Bank, Children’s Home+Aid, Cradles to Crayons, DuPage PADS, Breakthrough, Mutual Ground, Open Books, SOS Children's Villages, Sue Duncan Children's Center and Youth Guidance.
Sarah and Kerry Wood will join the event as our guest speakers this year.
Chicago Cubs pitcher, Kerry Wood and his wife, Sarah, will be the guest speakers at Blazing the Trail this year. Together, they founded the Wood Family Foundation (WFF) and work to improve the lives of children in Chicago. The Wood Family Foundation facilitates relationships that provide support and opportunities to empower youth and their families to succeed in life.
Brown & Brown
Connor and Gallagher
Esser Hayes Insurance Group
Mesirow Insurance Service, Inc.
Mutual of Omaha
The Plexus Groupe
Riordan & Scully Insurance Service, LLC
Walker Wilcox Matousek
About the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF)
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