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GIS Foundation

Ensuring Equitable Access for All Students Seeking Careers in the Insurance Industry

The Gamma Iota Sigma Foundation will provide groundbreaking mental health resources, need-based stipends for professional attire and conference travel, support for industry exams and study materials, chapter grants, accessibility resources and more to ensure equitable access for all students seeking careers in the insurance industry.

GIS Launched New Foundation at Annual Conference

In September 2022, the Gamma Iota Sigma Foundation was created to funnel industry contributions directly back to students, lower barriers to entry to our industry, and ensure ALL students, regardless of means, could be set up for success. 

The Foundation will prioritize student support in the following focus areas:

* Mental Health - Providing all students with free counseling and mental health resources
* Professional Development – Supporting students in their pursuit of insurance careers by providing professional headshots, stipends for business attire, travel scholarships to attend industry conferences and events, and funds for exam study materials and fees.
* Chapter Support – Lowering barriers to entry by equipping and empowering current and prospective GIS chapters through grants for new chapter development, general chapter programming and educational experiences, membership dues, and more.
* Accessibility - Increasing accessibility to GIS and the insurance industry, by providing support and resources for disabled students, veterans, and more.

The industry’s support of the Foundation is critical to its maximum impact on the next generation of insurance talent. The GIS Foundation is currently in a fundraising campaign aiming to bring in ten Founding Partners with pledges of $50,000. Industry leaders Amwins and Westfield Insurance have already pledged their support of $50,000 each to this worthy initiative. Additional Founding Partner pledges will play a key part in addressing the industry’s talent gap, supporting the industry’s DEI movement, and empowering the rising generation of insurance professionals.

To learn more about the GIS Foundation or pledge your support, contact Grace Grant.

Gamma Iota Sigma Foundation Founding Partners

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