Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) and the MDRT Foundation are committing to a joint gift of US$50,000 to help to mitigate the impact of the bushfires with US$25,000 going to the Australian Red Cross and the same amount to the New South Wales Rural Fire Service.
“Our hearts go out to the people of Australia in this unprecedented moment of hardship — to the impacted families and emergency personnel fighting the fires,” says Regina Bedoya MDRT President, in a statement.
“Philanthropy has been deeply rooted in the traditions of MDRT and its members. We hope our contribution will help support the recovery and prevent future damage from the bushfires.”
As a global organisation, MDRT says it welcomed the first member from Australia in 1930 and that for the past 90 years, Australian members have been an important part of MDRT and actively participated in the philanthropic activities of the MDRT Foundation.
“The bushfires have caused and continue to incite overwhelming destruction to the communities, wildlife, environment and people of Australia,” said Brian Tarpey, MDRT Foundation President. “We are proud to invest in organisations that are working tirelessly to carry out the disaster relief efforts.”
MDRT has more than 70,000 life insurance and financial services professionals as members from more than 500 companies in 72 nations and territories. Since the foundation was formed in 1959 it has granted more than US$36 million to charitable organisations globally.