ICT Education Foundation and all corporate sponsorships and individual donations earmarked for the foundation go entirely toward supporting scholarships and academic awards to students and nine Texas universities. The Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, governed by a Board of Trustees. 100% of your donation goes to scholarships and academic achievement awards!
Your generous support is appreciated!



Since 2002, the Insurance Council of Texas has been awarding scholarships and grants to Texas university students and business schools to enhance their insurance and risk management programs. Formed in 2007 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit, the Education Foundation has awarded over $1.3 million in awards to promote careers in the insurance industry.


Member and Associate members, click here to view resumes of scholarship recipients. We have compiled their university, major, and graduation date for your review. All students have expressed interest in pursuing a career in the industry and we’re excited to bring you the Next Generation of Insurance Professionals. Contact information is listed on each resume so that you may make direct contact with each student.


The 2021 ICT Education Foundation Impact Report highlights the Foundation’s accomplishments and spotlights our efforts to support the next generation of insurance professionals. Click here to read the report.


It has been an honor to serve on the Foundation since its inception. Sharing the opportunities found in the industry is great, and helping students with scholarship awards is even more fulfilling. ~ Tony Gonzalez, SVP UPC, President ICT Education Foundation


The mission of the Insurance Council of Texas Education Foundation is to promote careers in the P&C insurance industry through scholarships and other financial support to university students registered at Texas universities that offer risk management/insurance programs.

I am pleased to support the ICT Education Foundation for over ten years. Their work, to promote careers in the insurance industry, creating a viable employment pipeline and helping students recognize the opportunities available in this industry is critical. John Stuckemeyer, Counsel State Farm,
ICT Chair of the Board of Directors




Today, the Education Foundation awards scholarships to students at nine Texas universities: Baylor University, St. Mary’s University, Texas Southern University, the University of Houston, University of Houston-Downtown, the University of North Texas, the University of Texas - Dallas, the University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley, and the University of Texas-San Antonio.


I don’t know if you can really appreciate the full extent to which a scholarship can change a student’s life. The money AND the special attention afforded them by the ICT may very well launch their careers. It makes a difference. ~ Dr. Nat Pope, Professor Insurance & Risk Management UNT



2022 Supporters of Education


Doctorate Level

Master's Level

Bachelor's Level


Friends of the Foundation

Albert Betts
Insurance Council of Texas                               

Angela Doss
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company

Janice Carroll
Guy Carpenter and Company

Shirley Bowler
Texas Surplus Lines Reporter and Insurance News

Wendall Braniff
Braniff Attorneys


Tom Fitzpatrick
Chubb Lloyd's Insurance Company of Texas

Scott Gainey
Kemper Corporation Group

Price Butler
ClaimCor LLC

Nan Brunson

Paula Harmon
Insurance Council of Texas

Rick Gentry
Retired -

Insurance Council of Texas

Rich Johnson
Insurance Council of Texas

Angie Cervantes
Insurance Council of Texas

Stuart Colburn
Downs and Stanford PC

Brent McClure
Atlas General Agency

Michael Gerik
Texas Farm Bureau

Timothy McCoy
Hochheim Prairie Insurance

Noelle Codispoti
The National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research

Christopher Davila
Union Standard Insurance Group


Antonio Gonzalez
United Property and Casualty Insurance Company

Terry Porter
Texas Insurance Checking Office

John D'Amato
Texas Property and Casualty Insurance Guaranty Association

Mike Frasor
Safeway Insurance Company


Joseph Johnson
Retired - United Fire Group

Debra Lee Richardson
Retired - University of Texas at Dallas

Angie Dietz
Insurance Council of Texas

Jeff Golden
Texas Farm Bureau


Craig Sparks
Retired - Union Standard

Linda Schmidt
Hochheim Prairie Insurance

Nedra Francisco
Insurance Council of Texas

Lyndell Haigood
Retired - State Auto Insurance Company


David Weber
Hochheim Prairie Insurance


Steven Haynes
University of Texas at Dallas

Paul Harrison
Aspen MGA


Patrick Herter
Acacia Insurance Managers, LLC

Cynthia Haywood
Insurance Council of Texas


Jarrett Hill
Texas Farm Bureau

Mary Hernandez
Insurance Council of Texas


Connie Johnson
Connie Johnson and Association Inc.

Kaelan Kearney
Baker Tilly


Eric Kegler
Baker Tilly

Brian Keefer
Allied Trust Insurance Co


Amar Kothapalli
Baker Tilly

Marvin Kelly
Texas Property and Casualty Guaranty Association


Gerald Ladner
State Auto

Cass Kuhlke
Travelers Boiler Re


Juan Padron
SafeGuard Insurance Agency

Lee Loftis
Independent Insurance Agents of Texas


William Parrillo
Safeway Insurance Company

John Marlow
Chubb Lloyd's Insurance Company of Texas


John Schramm

Wayne Ottoway


John Stuckemeyer
State Farm

Abraham Padron
SafeGuard Insurance Agency


Tanya Thomas
Baker Tilly

Ty Simmons
Union Standard Insurance Group


Linda Vallejo
Insurance Council of Texas

Byron Smith
Columbia Insurance Group


Debra Vardeman
United Fire Group

Matt Stillwell
Insurance Council of Texas


Laci Terry
Texas Farm Bureau


Gabriel Vargas
Liberty Mutual Ins Co


Michelle Watson
Germania Insurance Company


Gina Wilken
State Farm


Donna Wright
International Risk Management Institute


2021 Supporters



ICT Honors Legacy Partners

ICT recognized those that have generously supported the ICT Foundation over the years. As part of our appreciation, we recognized the following 5 and 10-year Legacy Partners for their donations to the foundation:   

10-Year Donors

David Weber, Hochheim Prairie

Wendy Braniff, Braniff Attorneys

Linda Schmidt, Hochheim Prairie

5-Year Donors

William Weldon, Travelers

Ty Simmons, Union Standard

William G. Parrillo, Safeway Insurance

Byron Smith, Columbia Insurance Group



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