CHICAGO – Financial & Insurance Conference Professionals (FICP) today announced that through its 18th Annual Silent Auction, the organization raised a record-breaking $100,781 benefiting two organizations local to the Austin area.
“To continue our long-standing tradition of supporting local charities and honor and show appreciation for those who have served our country, the Olin E. Teague Veterans’ Medical Center in Temple, Texas, and the Austin VA Outpatient Clinic in Austin, Texas, will receive proceeds from this year’s Silent Auction," said FICP Hospitality Partner Advisory Committee Chair David Riederman.
Each year, FICP uses 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. In 2018, FICP raised more than $90,000 to support the Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida, Orlando Health, and United Against Poverty. Special thanks to all those who participated in the Silent Auction!
About the Beneficiaries:
The Olin E. Teague Veterans' Medical Center in Temple is a teaching medical center, providing a full range of patient care services with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and research. The Temple campus also includes a 408-bed Domiciliary and a 160-bed State Veterans Home.
The Austin VA Outpatient Clinic serves the health care needs of veterans in Austin and the surrounding areas. It opened in 2013 as the largest free-standing VA outpatient clinic in the country. It serves 23,000 veterans each year and hopes to serve 30,000 by 2025.
These same organizations beneffited from the corporate social responsibility networking activity at the FICP Annual Conference hosted with Cheeriodicals. Patients receiving care at those facilities received 600 gift boxes assembled by the attendees.