The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) Northeast division will honor XL Group plc (NYSE: XL) at the organization's 2012 benefit dinner on Wednesday December 12, 2012 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.
IICF will present XL Group with the IICF 2012 "Double I" award for influence in the industry and impact in the community. Accepting the honor will be Mike McGavick, XL Group CEO. Presenting the award will be Brian Duperreault, president and CEO of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
XL's philanthropic endeavors focus on supporting education, young people, the environment, sport and the arts in the communities where its people live and work.
Each year, XL holds a "Global Day of Giving," setting aside a business day to enable thousands of XL colleagues around the world to work for the community. From its beginning in 2006 when XL celebrated its 20th anniversary, the Global Day of Giving has grown with XL employees donating more than 100,000 hours of community service to hundreds of charitable projects in various locations worldwide.
During the 2012 Global Day of Giving, XL associates worked on more than 150 projects to address community issues, including disaster relief, education, the environment, homelessness and hunger, and senior care.
The IICF benefit event, held at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City, begins with a 6 p.m. reception. The dinner, now in its sixth year, is the premier insurance event in the New York tri-state area and is attended by 900 insurance industry leaders.
Proceeds of ticket sales for the dinner fund the community grants program. For ticket sales and information, please visit www.iicf.org/events/northeast-events.html, contact the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation benefit office at (212) 763-8597 or IICF@cmevents.net.
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 helps communities and enriches lives by uniting the collective strengths of the industry to provide grants, volunteer service and leadership. Since its inception in 1994, IICF has contributed more than $18 million in grants to charities and 163,000 volunteer hours to hundreds of community nonprofit organizations. IICF is a registered not-for-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code.