ABOUT THE FOUNDATION

The Surety Foundation is a charitable organization founded to increase diversity within the surety and fidelity industry. Recognizing the value of diverse ideas and backgrounds the member companies of The Surety & Fidelity Association of America created this 501(c)(3) organization to  fund and administer the Surety and Fidelity Industry Intern and Scholarship Program for Underrepresented Students, as well as develop and implement new educational and public service program initiatives.

 

The specific purposes of the Foundation are:

  • to assist in serving the educational and developmental needs of those individuals interested in pursuing surety and fidelity bonding as professional careers or who are seeking to enhance their capabilities while engaged in such careers;

  • to foster and promote the surety and fidelity industries as viable career choices and to recognize those in these industries who have made significant contributions to the furtherance of this objective;

  • to provide financial and other assistance to exceptional students who might consider surety and fidelity bonding as professional careers or who are engaged in such careers;

  • to serve as a catalyst for enhancing interest in the surety and fidelity industries, and demonstrating the effectiveness of partnerships between The Surety & Fidelity Association of America, its member companies, educational institutions and communities throughout the country in identifying and nurturing talented students for careers in surety and fidelity bonding;

  • and, to inform the general society, through a wide array of industry-related educational programs, about the importance of the surety industry and its role in managing risk and supporting our nation's construction needs, and the importance of the fidelity bond industry and its role in managing risk and supporting our nation's financial institution system.

Board of Trustees (2018-2019)

Rick Ciullo
Chief Operating Officer
The Hartford
Cynthia Fry
Contract Surety Underwriting Consultant
CNA Surety
Edwin Hubbard
Managing Director, Construction Services, Bond & Financial Products,
The Travelers Companies
Tom Kunkel
President & CEO- Bond & Specialty Insurance, The Travelers Companies
Tim Mikolajewski
President, Liberty Mutual Group
Lynn Schubert
President Emeritus
The Surety & Fidelity Association of America

The Surety & Fidelity Association of America Board of Directors appoints individuals to serve on the Board of Trustees each year.

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