ORLANDO, FL – Financial & Insurance Conference Professionals (FICP) today announced through its 17th Annual Silent Auction, the organization raised $90,029, benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida, Orlando Health – Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and United Against Poverty. The Silent Auction was hosted in conjunction with the 2018 FICP Annual Conference.
“The money raised through this year’s silent auction far exceeded our expectations and represents a record-breaking sum to be spread evenly to three worthy charities,” said FICP Executive Director Steve Bova. “Monday’s CSR Activity gave attendees a taste of how their donations will be used and left all who participated feeling inspired.”
The selection of these organizations is consistent with FICP’s long-standing tradition of using Silent Auction proceeds to benefit the local community that not only generously hosts its signature event, but serves as the home to many of its hospitality partners and members.
“I would like to thank everyone who bid on items to help support these three organizations. As a resident of Orlando, these partnerships will help empower people living in hardship, provide care to support the health and well-being of children, and inspire and enable all young people to realize their full potential,” said FICP Hospitality Partner Advisory Committee Chair Martin Johnston.
In 2017, FICP raised more than $69,000 to support Junior Achievement® and Global Giving.
About Financial & Insurance Conference Professionals (FICP)
FICP provides access to education, experience and resources targeting the needs of financial services and insurance meeting professionals across North America. These resources serve to help meeting professionals increase their success and strategic value. FICP maintains a balanced meeting professional to hospitality partner ratio, resulting in a unique business environment.
About the 2018 Silent Auction Beneficiaries:
United Against Poverty serves those in poverty by providing crisis care, case management, transformative education, food and household subsidy, employment training and placement, personal empowerment training and active referrals to other collaborative social service providers. Its purpose is to inspire and empower people living in poverty to lift themselves and their families to economic sufficiency.
The health and well-being of each child is at the heart of what they do every day at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Central Florida’s only community-owned hospital. For more than 25 years, families have been able to find an environment where healing and hope are inspired by the fearless spirits of the kids they treat. Here, patients enjoy the most advanced technology, Central Florida’s only pediatric Level One Trauma Center and ED, and compassionate doctors, nurses and staff who have each child’s health as their top priority.
The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Each year, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida serves nearly 13,000 youth between the ages of six and 18, and provides them with a safe place to learn and grow.
Learn more at www.ficpnet.com.