Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation Hosts 14th Annual Gala

The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation will host its 14th Annual Gala on May 12, 2007, at the Ritz Carlton in San Francisco, to benefit charitable causes in California.

Steve Poizner, California Insurance Commissioner, will be the keynote speaker at the event. Also at the Gala, Frank Robitaille will be recognized as the 2007 Foundation Honoree.

Robitaille was one of five Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters that founded Insuring the Children in 1994, a nonprofit organization created to raise awareness of child abuse and neglect and to support prevention and care programs. He graduated from California State University Los Angeles with a Bachelors Degree in Business Education and attended Claremont Graduate School. He earned his CPCU designation in 1975 and Associate in Risk Management in 1976. He taught CPCU and Risk Management through Orange Coast College and the Insurance Education Association. Frank, along with Fred Armstrong, formed Armstrong/Robitaille in 1979 and expanded the business with offices in Pasadena, Larkspur, Portland and Michigan. In 2001 they sold the business to Union Bank.

The Foundation addresses the most intractable problems in California including hunger and children affected by abuse, by combining the collective strengths of the industry to provide grants, volunteer service and leadership.

Cost for a table of 10 at the Gala is $6,000. Individual tickets are $650.
To participate or sponsor, call 925-280-8009 or visit