The Annual Property & Casualty Insurance Symposium is the primary fundraiser for the Education Foundation. Corporate sponsorships and donations earmarked for the foundation go entirely toward supporting scholarships and academic awards to student and nine Texas universities. Join us September 1-2 in Austin and experience a robust agenda of industry trends and topics. The evening of September 1, join your friends and colleagues for a welcome reception and silent auction to benefit the Education Foundation. Our 2021 fundraising goal is $90,000 and your contribution helps us achieve this goal. You’ll find more information about the Symposium here.



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.


The 2020 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




Help the Education Foundation support the Next Generation of Insurance Professionals with a tax-deductible donation today. 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!

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Master's Level

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Friends of the Foundation


Albert Betts
Insurance Council of Texas

Terry Porter
Texas Insurance Checking Office

Camille Garcia
Insurance Council of Texas

Janice Carroll
Guy Carpenter & Company


Rick Gentry
Retired - ICT

Debra Richardson

Connie Johnson
Connie Johnson & Associates

Stuart Colburn
Downs & Stanford PC


Paula Harmon
Insurance Council of Texas

Linda Schmidt
Hochheim Prairie Insurance

Chris McClellan
Incline Insurance Group

Mark Hanna
Schafer, Wood & Associates, Inc


Joseph Johnson
United Fire & Casualty Co


John Stuckemeyer
State Farm

Paul Harrison
Aspen MGA


Keith Mitchell
Union Standard Ins Grp


Bruce White
Texas Farm Bureau

Brian Keefer
Allied Trust Insurance


Craig Sparks
Retired - Union Standard


DJ Marshall
Acuity, A Mutual
Insurance Co


David T. Weber
Hochheim Prairie Farm
Mutual Ins Assoc


Louis Smith
Americlaim of Dallas/Fort Worth


Linda Vallejo
Insurance Council of Texas


2020 Supporters




In 2019, we began a new ICT tradition, recognizing individuals who have donated to the Education Foundation for 10 consecutive years -- our Legacy Partners. In our inaugural year, we recognized eight industry leaders who contributed generously over the years. Last year, we announced the following industry leaders, as 2020 Legacy Partners.


For more information on the Education Foundation, or to receive contact/résumé information on ICT's most recent scholarship recipients, contact Camille Garcia at (512) 713-4264 or
















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