Proceeds from the event help fund the Capps-Calhoun Excalibur Education Scholarship. The Foundation provides scholarships to deserving students pursuing a career in insurance.
Last year, the event raised approximately $13,000. Multiple students were able to benefit from scholarships the foundation provided.
To register, volunteer, or help sponsor this year’s event, you can fill out the 2017 Registration Form or Register Online!
To learn more about the scholarship foundation and its recipients, contact the association office at (205) 326-4129.
The first after hours event of the year took place on Thursday, March 16th at the Black Market Bar and Grill in the Colonnade. The event hosted more than 45 BIIA members.
Members networked with fellow industry peers while enjoying food and drinks. They also were able to view the first round of the NCAA Basketball Tournament thanks to the venue’s multiple televisions broadcasting the games.
After hours events are free to BIIA members and occur multiple times throughout the year.
The Birmingham Independent Insurance Agents hosted their Annual Gala at LINCPoint on January 27th, 2017. More than 150 people attended the annual event which included food, music, a silent auction, casino style games and door prizes. All proceeds from the event are donated to a charity at the discretion of the current chapter president.
BIIA President Margaret Ann Pyburn of Cobbs Allen stated United Ability offers many valuable programs that benefit kids and adults in the Birmingham community. She said “I have personally seen the results of their services since my niece has Spina Bifida, so I have a real heart for the work that they do. When asked to select a charity to benefit the Gala, United Ability was an easy choice.”
United Ability CEO, Dr. Gary Edwards shared, “What a tremendous honor to be this year’s recipient of the BIIA gala proceeds. Every dollar received will support the advancement of medicine, technology & therapies for people living with ALL types of disabilities from birth throughout their lives. Thank you, BIIA, for helping transform lives.”
The adults that participate in the Adult Day Program contributed to the festivities by hand painting floral clay pots for centerpieces on the dinner tables.
Recently, representatives from BIIA met representatives at LINCPoint and presented the donation check for $20,000.
The Birmingham Independent Insurance Agents of Alabama (BIIA) is a non-profit organization that has served companies and agents of Birmingham since 1922. Unlike company-employed agents, independent insurance agents are a trusted choice for insurance because they represent more than one insurance company. Independent agents offer their clients a wider choice of auto, home, business, life and health coverage as well as retirement and employee-benefit products. They are dedicated to serving their customers and the community.
United Ability is a non-profit organization. Their mission is to provide innovative services connecting people with disabilities to their communities and empowering individuals to live full and meaningful lives. They envision a world where disability is neither defining nor limiting and unite people with unique abilities in achieving a successful future. United Ability serves more than 4,000 children and adults with disabilities including but not limited to: intellectual disabilities; traumatic brain injury; developmental disabilities; cerebral palsy; autism; Down syndrome and spina bifida. Visit United Ability online at www.unitedability.org.
For photos of the event, see About Town’s coverage of the BIIA Gala.