NBCÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Tom Brokaw will be the special guest speaker at the annual dinner of the New York division of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) being held on December 9 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. Pierre Ozendo, chairman and CEO of Swiss Re America Corp and the 2008 honoree will serve as this yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s dinner chair. IICF will honor BrokawÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s commitment to philanthropy with a grant to the Youth Program of the International Rescue Committee, where he serves on the board of overseers. Proceeds from the event will provide significant grants to other childrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s charities in the New York tri-state area such as Boys Hope Girls Hope and the Starlight ChildrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Foundation. For Gala information, including ticket sales, please contact the IICF Benefit Office at 212-763-8593 or firstname.lastname@example.org. According to a Conference Board survey, the insurance industry ranks among the top 15 contributors when it comes to charitable donations. The insurance industryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s contributions to U.S. beneficiaries totaled $211.1 million in 2007, up from $147 million in 2006. Check out I.I.I. information on corporate social responsibility.