TBBCF chosen as insurance professionals charity of the year

By SANDY MANISCALCO

Thank you to The Eastern Connecticut chapter of the International Association of Insurance Professionals (IAIP) for choosing the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation (TBBCF) as its charity for the year 2018.

On April 24, Cathi Strother, chapter president, and Joy Kmetz, fundraising and education chair, presented TBBCF’s Deb Gillig and Sandy Maniscalco with a check for $1,333.

The check presentation took place at the Inaugural Industry Night Gala co-hosted by the Northeastern Insurance Professionals (NEIP) and Insurance Professionals of Eastern Connecticut (IPEC) at the Black Dog Bar and Grille, 146 Park Road, Putnam, CT.

Several months ago, Kmetz reached out to the foundation to inform the nonprofit that they had been chosen as charity for the year.

This small IPEC group of 20 members with two breast cancer survivors including Kmetz organized their fundraising efforts around monthly teacup auctions and a tea party brunch held at the Old Lyme Inn.