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Education Foundation

Since 2002, the Insurance Council of Texas has awarded scholarships and other educational funds to Texas university students and partner universities to help nurture the next generation of insurance professionals. In 2007, ICT created the ICT Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, to administer the growing scholarship program. As of Dec. 31, 2022, the Education Foundation has awarded over $1.4 million in awards to promote careers in the insurance industry. And 100% of all donations go directly to scholarships and academic achievement awards.

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Watch the video below to learn more about the Education Foundation.

Please take the time to review the 2022 ICT Education Foundation Impact Report and watch the video below to learn more about our mission, the students and professors at our partner universities and the accomplishments we were able to achieve in 2022. Last year was a record-breaking year for the ICT Education Foundation. Thanks to the generous support of individual donors and our corporate sponsors we raised over $115,000 to support students and risk management and insurance programs at our partner universities throughout Texas.

The ICT Education Foundation Team and our board of trustees are proud of the impact we are having on the lives of the future leaders of the insurance industry.


Today, the Education Foundation awards scholarships to students at nine Texas universities:

  • Baylor University
  • St. Mary’s University
  • Texas Southern University
  • University of Houston
  • University of Houston-Downtown
  • University of North Texas
  • The University of Texas at Dallas
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • The University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley
  • The University of Texas at 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


The mission of ICT’s Education Foundation is to promote careers in the Property and Casualty insurance industry through scholarships and other financial support to university students seeking a degree or taking coursework in 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

2023 Supporters of Education

Rick Gentry

Michael Gerik
Texas Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company

Paula Harmon
Insurance Council of Texas

John Henle
Union Standard

Craig Sparks
Retired - Union Standard

Terry Porter
Texas Insurance Checking Office (TICO)

Debra Lee Richardson

Linda Schmidt
 Hochheim Prairie Farm Mutual Insurance Association

Connie Johnson
Connie Johnson & Associates Inc

Richard Johnson
Insurance Council of Texas

Juan Padron
Safeguard Insurance Agency

David Sommer
St. Mary's University

John Stuckemeyer
State Farm

Nedra Francisco
Insurance Council of Texas

Donna Wright
International Risk Management Institute

Davida Redwine
Insurance Council of Texas

Anonymous Donor

ICT Legacy Donors

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

Thomas (Tom) Fitzpatrick, Chubb

William G. Parrillo, Safeway Insurance

Ty Simmons, Union Standard

Byron Smith, Columbia Insurance Group

William Weldon, Travelers

Previous Legacy Donors

Albert Betts

Lynn (Lynette) Brewer

Ronald (Ron) Cobb

Stuart Colburn

Jim Foltz

Camille Garcia

James Garven

Rick (Herbert) Gentry

Michael (Mike) Gerik

Tony (Antonio) Gonzalez

Mark Hanna

Paula Harmon

James (Jim) Harms

William (Bill) Huff

Jack lkenaga Jr

Joe Johnson

Sharon Johnson (Retired)

Marvin Kelly

Gerald Ladner (Retired)

Dorothy Langley (Retired)

David Lavergne (Retired)

Timothy McCoy

Keith Mitchell

Steve Nichols

Wayne Ottoway

Juan Padron

Terry Porter

Debra Lee Richardson

Barbara Schoenfeld

John Schramm

David Sommer

Craig Sparks (Retired)

John Stuckemeyer

Lonnie Van Houten

Linda Von Quintas (Retired)

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