CHICAGO, Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thomas F. Motamed, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CNA Financial Corporation will act as Chairman of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) – Midwest's 2nd Annual Blazing the Trail Benefit Dinner, according to Kathleen Savio, President, Programs & Direct Markets of Zurich North America and IICF Midwest Board Chair.
"We are honored to have Mr. Motamed play such an integral role in this year's event," Savio said, "As an industry leader, his involvement increases awareness and underscores the importance and relevance of our mission."
The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation serves as a united philanthropic voice of the insurance industry, and helps communities and enriches lives by uniting the collective strengths of the industry to provide grants, volunteer service and leadership. Since its inception in May of 2011, the Midwest Division of the IICF has contributed over $300,000 to local Midwest nonprofit organizations.
"We could not be more proud to be associated with the outstanding work of the IICF-Midwest. In these economically challenging times, the insurance industry's tradition of philanthropy and community service is more needed than ever," Motamed said . "On behalf of the more than 7,000 CNA employees, we are honored to join the IICF-Midwest in helping to improve the quality of life in the communities where we live and work."
The event, slated for Thursday, March 14th at Chicago's Palmer House Hilton Hotel, will honor Wells Fargo Insurance Executive Vice President Scott Isaacson with a special Trailblazer Award for his vast career achievements.
Additionally, Andrew Boron, esteemed Director of the Illinois Department of Insurance, will present the IICF's coveted Frontier Awards, which recognize exceptional industry individuals volunteering diligently to make a difference in their communities.
For more information about the 2nd Annual Blazing the Trail benefit dinner, please contact Kimberly Saccaro at 312-384-0644 or visit www.iicf.org.
About the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation
The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation was established in 1994 and is completely 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. Since its inception, the Industry Foundation has contributed over $18 million and 166,000 volunteer hours to hundreds of community nonprofits. IICF is a registered not-for-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code.
The Midwest Division is focused on serving the Chicagoland area, and is expanding its reach to involve other Midwestern states: Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
SOURCE Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation