NAIW Legacy Foundation Spotlight

By Terri Brennan

As a member of IAIP, I was looking for ways that I could become more involved in the association. The first task force I joined was the Legacy Foundation. I loved the idea of being involved with an area that allowed us to give back to our own members. Since the Foundation is a 501c3 our donations were not only tax deductible, but the recipients of our grants and scholarships would be us –  the members!

Having been involved in fundraising campaigns at Nationwide E&S for United Way, I realized all I had to do was get the NAIW Legacy Foundation added to the approved donor list. Win-Win!! Education is near and dear to my heart, and it is the basis of the foundation.

Through the years I was mentored by so many amazing members – including two very special women, Billie Sleet and Victoria Rivas who left their own legacy. I knew this was an area where my passions were. I served many years either on the task force or the Legacy Board of Directors and saw first-hand members reaping the benefits of the collective group efforts. We had so much fun coming up with ideas on how to spark involvement by members (like a little healthy regional competition) and getting the word out by reminding members to apply.

If you are looking or a place to expand your involvement with IAIP I recommend the Legacy Foundation as the perfect place to start!

Terri Brennan is the Region VII RVP and a MAL. She has been in the insurance industry for over 35 years working on the underwriting side for both retail agencies, wholesalers and now the company side. She has been an IAIP member for over 15 years and is the current RVP for Region VII.

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