Dear IICF supporters,
We at the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation are committed to the health and wellbeing of our supporters and our communities. As such, we have made the decision to postpone IICF events planned in March through July due to the rapidly evolving situation and in accordance with directives related to the Covid-19 outbreak.
Our team is reviewing all available options to reschedule wherever possible and we appreciate the supportive feedback we have received from our board members as we navigate this unprecedented crisis. We continue to be guided by the recommendations of the WHO and other governmental authorities as we evaluate options and revise our plans.
As a non-profit foundation with the mission of helping communities and enriching lives, we remain steadfastly focused on raising funds for the IICF Community Grants Programme. Grants awarded through this programme facilitate the delivery of vital services in our local communities, directly benefiting individuals and families in need who depend upon our support.
IICF is reviewing creative new ways, including fundraising and virtual events, to mitigate the impact on our grant-making capabilities. More than ever, we appreciate hearing the thoughts and suggestions of our supporters.
Safety remains our highest priority, along with continuing to serve the industry and the communities where we live and work. We have undertaken the decision to suspend IICF events with sincere consideration of the health and safety of our IICF supporters and our communities at large.
IICF itself has taken measures to eliminate all non-essential staff travel and limit in-person board and other meetings, instead host virtual meetings via conference calls. IICF Executive Directors will remain in close contact with board members and supporters in each division as the situation continues to evolve. We encourage your questions and feedback to IICF staff.
Our thoughts are with you and your families as together we address this crisis and plan for innovative approaches to continuing our support of those in need. Again, IICF so greatly appreciates your ongoing leadership and support of our mission: Helping communities and enriching lives, together.
Wendy Wilder, Executive Director, IICF UK
Bill Ross, CEO, Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation