pix2The Long Island Insurance Community (LIIC) recently held its 26th annual Gala at The Mansion at Oyster Bay in Woodbury, raising $190,000 to benefit United Way of Long Island and other nonprofit organizations. Over 200 guests were in attendance participating in the fundraising efforts to support the community. The LIIC is grateful to acknowledge Platinum sponsors: Acrisure and Liberty Mutual/Safeco Insurance; Silver Sponsors: AIG, Cozen O’Connor / National Subrogation Services, and JENCAP, as well as all the Bronze and Journal sponsors and contributors.

The annual LIIC Gala honors our business and industry leaders who exhibit their commitment to the community resulting in an improved quality of life for Long Islanders in need and assisting the most vulnerable.

“We are truly honored to receive this award, and even though the award says Liberty Mutual, everyone should be proud because this achievement wouldn’t be possible without everyone’s help,” said this year’s honoree representative Carl Canales, Senior Vice President and Field Executive for the Northeast region of Liberty Mutual.

"United Way of Long Island is honored to receive the continued support from the Long Island Insurance Community," said Theresa A. Regnante, President and CEO of United Way of Long Island. "The funds raised create opportunities for Long Islanders in all communities, particularly seniors, young adults, veterans, and working families."

To learn more about the Long Island Insurance Community visit www.l-ii-c.org or www.unitedwayli.org.

Photo Caption: Gloria Gargano, LIIC Gala Co-Chair, United Way Board Member and Small Business Sales Director at CNA Insurance; Carl Canales, Senior Vice President and Field Executive at Safeco Insurance; Mary E. Mondrick, LIIC Gala Co-Chair & Senior Sales Executive at Travelers; and Maria Thomas, LIIC Gala Co-Chair & Vice President of Brokerage Sales & Client Relations at Friedlander Group, Inc.


About the LIIC

Established in 1995, the Long Island Insurance Community was developed as a vehicle for the Insurance Industry to give back to the community and those less fortunate. Since its inception, they have raised more than $6 million for Long Island charities, including United Way of Long Island. The LIIC continues to bring the Insurance community together to change neighbors' lives.