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IIABSC Foundation

Supporting charitable, educational, public safety and scientific endeavors

Dedicated to community service in South Carolina and to promoting a positive public image for members of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of South Carolina and the entire insurance industry. More than $600,000 contributed to programs supporting our purpose.


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WHY we help

Our Purpose
Since 1984, the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of South Carolina Foundation has provided support for charitable, educational, public safety and scientific endeavors that serve both the public and the insurance industry.

Our Success
The Foundation has contributed over a half-million dollars to programs that improve safety, deter crime, provide insurance education or support charitable initiatives that meet our purpose.

Our Support
The IIABSC Foundation has benefited from the generous contributions of individual agents and company executives, agencies, local associations, insurance companies, company foundations and individuals that support our purpose.

WHO we help

Since its inception, the IIABSC Foundation has supported dozens of educational, public safety and charitable endeavors. Some of the current recipients include:

Scholarships and Internships

The IIABSC Foundation has donated over $500,000 (a half million dollars) in scholarships, contributions, rewards and other support.

  • Starting in 2017, the IIABSC Foundation offers an annual college scholarship program specifically for eligible children of IIABSC Agency Members. Five $1,000 Scholarships are awarded each year. Please see eligibility requirements on the IIABSC website. Scholarship Applications are due by December 31, 2019.
  • It has provided support for SC Arson Hotline, Clemson 4-H, SC Safety Council, SC Fire Marshall and several other community service organizations.
  • It has provided scholarships to students at the following schools:
    • University of South Carolina Moore School of BusinessRisk andInsurance Program
    • Clemson University Business School (Frank A. Thompson Scholarship and IIABSC Endowment)
    • College of Charleston (Robert C. Heffron Scholarship)
    • Appalachian State University
    • UNC Charlotte
  •  It sponsors IIABSC Education Programs  for agents professional and personal growth.
  • Certified Insurance Counselor. It supports scholarships to the CIC Institute for agents pursuing the CIC designation.
  • It supports IIABSC Young Agents participation in IIABA leadership events. 

How YOU can help?

The primary support for the IIABSC Foundation comes through generous contributions from Big “I" members and supporters.

  • You can help continue the association's public service tradition by including a tax-deductible donation on your annual renewal form or donate online at any time.

  • A great way to honor or remember your industry colleagues is with a memorial or honorary donation to the Foundation.



How YOU can help

General Contributions
All contributions to the IIABSC Foundation are tax-deductible. Personal and Corporate donations are accepted. Anyone can contributelindividuals, agencies or companies.

A memorial contribution is a great way to honor, remember and/or pay tribute to an industry colleague or loved one.


Contribute online using the link above or mail check payable to IIABSC Foundation to:

IIABSC Foundation, Inc.
800 Gracern Rd
Columbia, SC  29210


IIABSC Foundation Trustees
John T. (Tommy) Cook, CIC
Myrtle Beach

L. Victor Jowers, Jr.


William C. (Bill) Thomas
Hilton Head Island

Andrew N. (Drew) Theodore

 Bobby McLellan


Program summary:

  • Exclusively for students of IIABSC members.
  • Scholarships are $1,000 per year per student
  • Up to five scholarships awarded each year
  • Scholarships are for one year (winners can reapply each year)
  • Available to graduating high school seniors who are starting college in the same year of graduation as well as rising college sophomores, juniors and seniors.

Eligibility Guidelines (2020):

To be eligible for an IIABSC Foundation Member Scholarship students must:
  • Be a South Carolina resident
  • Have a parent who lives in South Carolina and works for an IIABSC member agency
  • Be fulltime student at a fouryear college during the fall semester of 2020
  • Be active in his or her school and community, demonstrate a solid work ethic and possess strong leadership abilities, good teamwork and a desire to succeed
  • Explain in 250 words or less: How would this scholarship help you?
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher, dean or professor

Application Guidelines (2020):

  • Download, complete and return application along with written explanation (250 words or less - "how would this scholarship help you?") and written letter of recommendation from a teacher, dean or professor
  • Send to: Megan Huebner; IIABSC Foundation; 800 Gracern Rd; Columbia, SC  29210.
  • Application deadline: DECEMBER 31, 2019