Young Agents Support Make-A-Wish

IIANC Young Agents are continuously involved with a service project to help our community and industry. Past projects include working with the Autism Society of North Carolina, Victory Junction, Habitat for Humanity and Special Olympics NC, the Ronald McDonald Houses of NC and a scholarship endowment for insurance majors at UNC-Charlotte.   

Our Young Agents are currently working with Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina and Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina. See the information below for ways that you can get involved and help Young Agents support this great charity financially or through volunteer efforts. 

Contact Allyson Knott with questions or to learn more (aknott@iianc.com or 919-863-6517).







 
 

2nd Annual YAC Charity Golf Tournament                                        

The 2nd Annual YAC Charity Golf Tournament, hosted by the IIANC Young Agents Committee (YAC), was a huge success raising $42,177.34! Held on May 8, 2017 at Lonnie Poole Golf Course, we were able to raise enough money to grant more than FIVE WISHES to deserving children in North Carolina. 

Thank you to all of the sponsors, golfers and volunteers who helped make the tournament so successful. A special thank you to our title sponsor, Trusted Choice.   Learn more >>>

Our 1st Annual Golf Tournament raised more than $38,000 in 2016.

Walk for Wishes

In 2015, we were pleased to raise $19,725 through the Walk for Wishes fundraisers to benefit both Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina and Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina. Under the leadership of the Young Agents Committee and thanks to our generous members, our association raised $2,645 for the Wrightsville Beach walk, $1,190 for the Charlotte walk, $560 for the Asheville walk, and $330 for the Tanglewood Park walk. This amount was in addition to the state-wide sponsorship of $15,000 that IIANC/Trusted Choice gave to all four Walk for Wishes events in North Carolina. 

Thank you to everyone who helped support the Young Agents and who generously donated money to our Walk for Wishes teams!

 
 

Donate Airline Miles

A majority of the wishes granted includes flying. Delta, United, JetBlue and American Airlines will donate your unused or about-to-expire airline miles to Make-A-Wish and these miles do not expire. This is a very easy and important way to give back. Click on the following links below to donate your airline miles today. (In the "How Did You Hear About Us" box, please reference Young Agents of NC.
Donate your airline miles to the Central & Western Chapter
Donate your airline miles to the Eastern Chapter
 
 

In-Kind Donations

These consist of things that help make wishes come true.  Things like luggage, Disney plush toys, iTunes gift cards, Target gift cards, etc.  Click here to access a “wish list” of other ideas.  An idea: your office could designate a Day of Giving by selecting one item on the list and having everyone donate that item or collect money to purchase the item.  
 
 

Monetary Donations

Any monetary contribution, big or small, is greatly appreciated! If you would like to donate, please click on the link below and make your contribution. In the company name, please reference Young Agents of NC.
Donate to the Central & Western Chapter
Donate to the Eastern Chapter
 
 

Be A Wish Granter

This is one of the most rewarding ways to help. The staff of Make-A-Wish cannot grant wishes without the help of volunteers. Each wish requires two Wish Granters that work with the family through creativity and imagination to make the children's wishes come true. Wish Granters visit the family and interview the wish child with the intent to determine the child’s wish and obtain required paperwork from the parents/legal guardians. This position requires excellent people skills, sensitivity and dependability. Wish Granters have the privilege of seeing first-hand a child’s most cherished dream become a reality.  The staff of Make-A-Wish are located in Durham, Charlotte, and Greensboro.