GIS 4th Annual Week of Giving: An Industry that Gives Back

Gamma Iota Sigma’s 4th Annual Week of Giving Paints a Picture of an Industry that Gives Back


Sharla Floyd
Director of Development and Strategic Initiatives
(484) 991-4471

Yardley, PA, December 18, 2017 — Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS) held its 4th Annual Week of Giving October 14-21, in conjunction with the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF). GIS students have a deep sense of service and are committed to giving back to their communities, as evidenced by this year’s turnout. GIS’s reported totals include 982 participants logging 2627 community service hours, with projects ranging from serving breakfast to the homeless and reading with children to outdoor clean-ups and food and clothing drives.

The GIS-IICF partnership provides a compelling continuum, with a collective outpouring of support that paints a powerful picture of the industry’s strength, dedication, impact, and legacy, from the existing industry professionals to the next generation that will follow in their footsteps.

The industry can support students through meaningful engagement and recruiting efforts. Upcoming opportunities include: the Ohio Regional Conference, January 26-27, 2018; The Pipeline, The Insurance Industry’s Virtual Career Fair for Collegiate Talent, February 13, 2018; and the Annual International Conference and Career Fair, October 4-6, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. There are many ways for companies to engage directly with GIS and its active chapters at 68 colleges and universities throughout North America, from the Sustaining Partners Program to the GIS Career Center and opportunities directly with chapters.


About Gamma Iota Sigma

Incorporated in 1965 and boasting an annual membership of over 4,000 students at 76 colleges and universities throughout North America, Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS) is the industry’s premier collegiate talent pipeline and has over 50 years of history of engaging students and preparing them for careers in insurance. GIS is the only organization of its kind and is the solution to the industry’s talent gap issue, pursuing a mission to promote, encourage, and sustain student interest in insurance, risk management, and actuarial science as professions. GIS is committed to growing the number of highly qualified students entering the industry; to that end, the number of GIS students and active chapters has more than doubled in recent years and continues to grow. In partnership with Sustaining Partners, corporate supporters, professional organizations, and trade associations, the full spectrum of GIS programming provides its members with meaningful interaction with the industry, as well as the tools to pursue and succeed in an insurance career. For more information, visit: