It was a historic night for St. John’s University’s School of
more than 1,600 guests in attendance, the University raised a
record $2.47 million as it honored Evan G. Greenberg, Chairman and
CEO of ACE Limited, at the 2011 Insurance Leader of the Year Award
Dinner. The proceeds from this event support the School of Risk
Management’s students and programs.
“I am sincerely honored to be accepting this award,” Greenberg told
the crowd. “It means a lot to me and my family – and, by the way,
ours is the only family to be recognized twice with this honor.”
His father, Maurice “Hank” Greenberg, received Insurance Leader of
the Year accolades in 1998.
Presented annually since 1995, the Insurance Leader of the Year
Award recognizes the contributions of outstanding individuals whose
leadership in the worldwide insurance and financial services
industry sets them apart from their peers.
Rev. Donald J. Harrington, C.M., President of St. John’s
University, delivered the invocation for the evening and directed
his words of faith to the insurance leaders in attendance.
“Our loving God is the source of all peace, of all security, of all
trust in this ever-changing and turbulent world,” he noted. “The
insurance industry has as its fundamental purpose – in this
ever-changing and challenging world – to assist people to foster
that security. May those who labor in this industry never forget
that special responsibility.”