Space Shuttle Endeavor Showcased at Insurance Industry Charity Event

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation will host its ninth Annual Club100 Dinner – The New Frontier, sponsored by Chubb & Son. Club100 will take place Thursday, March 21, 2013, at the Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Display Pavilion at the California Science Center in Los Angeles, California, and will unite the insurance industry for a celebratory evening of philanthropic commitment.

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The IICF's Club100 – "The New Frontier" is a unique philanthropic dinner event that offers guests the opportunity to explore California's deep aerospace tradition. Set against the backdrop of the California Science Center, guests will be among the first to view the space shuttle Endeavour, while raising grant funds for local community non-profit organizations.

"Southern California boasts a vibrant insurance community actively engaged in supporting local non-profits in meeting critical community needs," said Jon Axel, Senior Vice President, HUB International Insurance Services Inc.  Axel, who serves as the 2013 Club100 Dinner Chair, continued, "The extraordinary growth of Club100 over the past years is a powerful testament to the charitable commitment found throughout the region."

Club100 annually provides a unique opportunity for senior insurance industry executives throughout Southern California to unite together, raising vital funds for local nonprofits. "Club100 provides a coordinated effort that enables a meaningful, broad impact for charities in the Los Angeles area," noted Axel.

Proceeds from the Club100 Dinner will benefit local charities through the Foundation's community grants program. Past grant recipients include Alisha Ann Ruch Burn Foundation, Blind Children's Center, Children's Bureau, Los Angeles, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Orange County, Covenant House, and Los Angeles Metro YMCA. To date, the Industry Foundation has contributed over $19 million and 166,000 volunteer service hours to hundreds of community organizations across the country.

For additional information regarding Club100 including registration and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Melissa Duncan of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation Office at (714) 870-1084 or maduncan@iicf.com.

About the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation
The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation was established in 1994 and is directed and funded by the insurance industry. The Industry Foundation helps communities and enriches lives by uniting the collective strengths of the industry to provide grants, volunteer service and leadership. The Industry Foundation has contributed over $19 million and 166,000 volunteer hours to community nonprofits. IICF is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.

SOURCE Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation




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