CHICAGO, April 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday April 8, Luke's Wings hosted their 6th Annual Heroes Gala to raise funds for service members who have been wounded in battle. During the program, Combined Insurance was honored with the 'Community Impact Award.' The award is presented annually to a foundation or company which emphasizes improving the military community by supporting nonprofits and their missions through extraordinary awareness and philanthropy efforts.
In attendance for Combined Insurance was Doug Abercrombie, Senior Vice President and Chief Agency Officer, who accepted the award on behalf of the company; Brad Bennett, President; and Bob Wiedower, Senior Vice President of Sales Operations and Military Programs; Stewart Zaid, Vice President and Regional Director; and Greg Thompson, Vice President and Regional Director. More than 375 supporters, volunteers, stakeholders and veterans were in attendance.
"We are honored to accept this award and proud to continue supporting an organization that does so much for our nation's service members," said Abercrombie. "For the past three years that we've partnered with Luke's Wings, we have seen their ability to connect military and veteran families together at the time they need it most. As a company that is committed to giving back, this is a true privilege for us."
Combined Insurance, a leading provider of individual supplemental accident, disability, health, and life insurance products, and a Chubb company, has been a key partner for Luke's Wings since 2015. The company has supported their mission through sizable donations as part of an internal sales program they call "Operation Veteran GiveBack."
"We are grateful to have companies like Combined Insurance by our side," said Fletcher Gill, Co-founder and CEO for Luke's Wings. "Our Heroes Gala further demonstrated the commitment of our partners, such as Combined Insurance, for coming together to honor and raise money for wounded service members and their families."
The 6th Annual Heroes Gala raised more than $320,000 to support Luke's Wings and their mission.
Combined Insurance has given back to many military and veteran-focused organizations. In addition to Luke's Wings, Combined Insurance has provided support for the Fisher House Foundation, Jason McKie Foundation, Snowball Express, the USO of Illinois and the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation.
About Combined Insurance
Combined Insurance Company of America (Chicago, Ill.) is a leading provider of individual supplemental accident, disability, health, and life insurance products and a Chubb company. With a tradition of nearly 100 years of success, Combined Insurance is committed to making the world of supplemental insurance easy to understand. The company has an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau and is one of Ward's Top 50® Performing Life-Health Insurance Companies. Combined Insurance is also a 2017 Top 10 Military Friendly® Employer named by G.I. Jobs Magazine—marking the fifth consecutive year on the Top 10 employer list and third consecutive year in the Top 5. For more information, please visit combinedinsurance.com.
Chubb is the world's largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company. With operations in 54 countries, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. As an underwriting company, we assess, assume and manage risk with insight and discipline. We service and pay our claims fairly and promptly. The company is also defined by its extensive product and service offerings, broad distribution capabilities, exceptional financial strength and local operations globally. Parent company Chubb Limited is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CB) and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Chubb maintains executive offices in Zurich, New York, London and other locations, and employs approximately 31,000 people worldwide. Additional information can be found at: chubb.com.
SOURCE Combined Insurance