Almost 200 people kicked off the 2020 PLUS D&O and Cyber Symposia last Monday, February 24, with bowling, drinks, food and socializing—all for a great cause! Participating companies raised over $50,000 for the PLUS Foundation at the annual Strikes for Charity fundraiser event in New York. Thank you to the Strikes major donors:
MARQUIS TEAM SPONSORS
Partner Reinsurance Company
Arch Insurance Group
Berkley Professional Liability, a Berkley Company
Chasnoff Mungia Valkenaar Pepping & Stribling, LLP
Manire Galla Curley LLP
Old Republic Professional
Professional Liability Attorney Network (PLAN)
The Hartford Financial Lines
FOOD & BEVERAGE SPONSORS
Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller
RSUI Group, Inc.
White and Williams LLP
ARC Excess and Surplus, LLC
Bailey Cavalieri LLC
Old Republic Professional
Penfield Search Partners Ltd
Visit the PLUS Foundation website for information about this event and other great Foundation activities.
Below is a message from the PLUS Foundation President, Lynn Halper. You can view this message on the PLUS Foundation website here.
As we embark on a new year the professional liability industry is facing challenges in the form of evolving risks and emerging loss activity. Our industry colleagues are more focused than ever on coverage and claims handling in order to make sure that policy holders have what they need to be secure in these uncertain times.
The professional liability industry, through the PLUS Foundation, is also responding on a personal level by giving back in local communities, providing scholarships to the children of PLUS members, and promoting and supporting diversity and inclusion efforts through the Women’s Leadership Network. In 2019 the PLUS community accomplished the following:
- Supported 32 charities in local communities through our PLUS Chapters throughout the United States with almost $78,000 in support.
- Provided four merit scholarships and five financial aid scholarships for a total of $108,000.
- Financed our largest ever Conference Cause supporting the USO Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore Chapter in Washington, DC with a donation of $73,500, that includes funding and packing 1,000 care packages for U.S. troops.
- Contributed funding for nine Women’s Leadership Networking events. I am so pleased that we also initiated a new Women’s Leadership Scholarship this year raising enough funds to award $5,000 scholarships to two outstanding women for educational programs that will benefit their career development.
The PLUS member companies and individuals that have generously contributed to the PLUS Foundation have made this all possible.
At times our industry can be financially rewarding, and at times it can be financially challenged, however, no matter which period we are in, the PLUS members have found it in their hearts to keep giving back to the PLUS Foundation through donations and volunteering. I am grateful for the opportunity to lead the Foundation in 2020, and am honored to serve as a board member and to work with all the members of PLUS, the PLUS Board Trustees, and my co-Directors on the Foundation Board. Together we will continue to make a positive impact in our local communities and provide people with the opportunity to meet their full potential. Thank you for Giving Back!
Foundation President 2020
Volunteers prepared 1,000 individual care packages with messages that will be given to deploying troops by the local USO Metropolitan Washington Baltimore Chapter, the largest USO Chapter in the country that serves 350,000 military members and their families each year. These care packages are the last thing soldiers receive as they deploy and it means so much to them to have your support.
If you weren’t at the PLUS Conference this year, or didn’t get a chance to volunteer, don’t worry—Conference Cause isn’t over yet! Please make a donation to the PLUS Foundation, to help support our Armed Forces and their families. Every penny received will go directly to USO Metro, and the Foundation will match up to $30,000 raised! Visit the PLUS Foundation website to view photos or to donate. There is no minimum donation – even a few dollars will make a difference! Help us make this holiday season special for the women and men who are deployed abroad.