To participate in fund-raising efforts coordinated by the Chicago 2016 committee

Zurich North America Commercial, a property and casualty insurance provider, is supporting Chicago’ bid to host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Zurich North America will lend its support for the Chicago 2016 bid by encouraging its employees to participate in fund-raising efforts co-ordinated by the Chicago 2016 committee.

It will also aid in designating senior management team members to active roles in: Chicago 2016 bid committee, Next Generation Leadership Committee, and Environmental Advisory Sub-Committee. Finally, it will be hosting a community event in Schaumburg to help collect support from other Chicago area businesses.

Mike Foley, CEO of Zurich North America Commercial, said: “Zurich has strong ties to the city of Chicago and its surrounding suburbs, and wants to help Chicago 2016 in its efforts to secure the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Backing the bid is an opportunity for Zurich to show our dedication to the Games as a member of the business community. It’s also an opportunity to show our support to Chicago.”