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Insurance Industry Hits Home Run for New York Area Children

Posted on 05 Aug 2010

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Aon Benfield and the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) announced that their July 29 charity softball tournament in Central Park raised nearly $50,000 for Boys Hope Girls Hope New York and the Starlight Children’s Foundation NY*NJ*CT. Odyssey America Reinsurance Corp., the victor, beat out 12 teams from the reinsurance industry to win the tournament.

“Our industry foundation focuses on education and assistance for children in need. We are proud to be able to partner with Aon Benfield to host this annual event, which demonstrates how our industry can work together to make a significant difference in the lives of children in the New York tri-state area,” said Betsy Myatt, executive director of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation, New York.

“We know that our grants are more important than ever in these difficult times. The efforts of insurance industry organizations and professionals will help Boys Hope Girls Hope and Starlight achieve their extremely worthwhile missions.”

David Brinkman, executive managing director of Aon Benfield and IICF New York board chair, stated: “We are pleased to be able to partner with IICF to host this charity event and are grateful to all the companies who participated. Although the tournament is competitive, at the end of the day, all who participate feel like winners since we’ve been able to give back to the children in our community.”

In addition to the host, Aon Benfield, the contributing teams came from Allied World Reinsurance Co., Arch Reinsurance Co., Aspen Re America Inc., Endurance Reinsurance Corp. of America, Everest Reinsurance Co., Munich Reinsurance America, Inc., Odyssey America Reinsurance Corp., Partner Reinsurance Company of the U.S., QBE Reinsurance, Transatlantic Reinsurance Co., and XL Reinsurance America. Platinum Underwriters Reinsurance Inc. did not participate but made a donation.

About the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF)

The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation was established in 1994 and is completely directed and funded by the insurance industry. The foundation seeks to help communities and enrich lives by uniting the collective strengths of the industry to provide grants, volunteer service and leadership. Since its inception in 1994, the Industry Foundation has contributed more than $20 million and 120,000 volunteer hours to hundreds of community nonprofit organizations.

Upcoming IICF events:

Volunteer Week: October 16-23, 2010

New York Benefit Dinner to Support the Grants Program: December 8, 2010

About Aon Benfield

As the industry leader in treaty, facultative and capital markets, Aon Benfield is redefining the role of the reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor. Through our unmatched talent and industry-leading proprietary tools and products, we help our clients to redefine themselves and their success. Aon Benfield offers unbiased capital advice and customized access to more reinsurance and capital markets than anyone else. As a trusted advocate, we provide local reach to the world’s markets, an unparalleled investment in innovative analytics, including catastrophe management, actuarial, and rating agency advisory, and the right professionals to advise clients in making the optimal capital choice for their business. With an international network of more than 4,000 professionals in 50 countries, our worldwide client base is able to access the broadest portfolio of integrated capital solutions and services. Learn more at