NAAIA: A Different Kind Of Foundation

The NAAIA Foundtion is fueling a powerfully inclusive future through strategic, longterm investments in people through Scholarship and Leadership Development. The NAAIA Foundation is a seed-planting organization. We invest in people and ideas that are often overlooked and underserved. Through these investments, we are cultivating the next crop of Black and African American students and professionals.

Our Story

The National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA) was founded by Jerald L.Tillman, LUTCF, in 1997. Seeing a clear disconnect amongst fellow Black insurance professionals, Tillman established NAAIA as an association for Black professionals across the insurance industry. The NAAIA CDC initiative was launched in 2018, beginning its work by funding the J.L. Tillman Scholarships in 2019 and 2020. The NAAIA CDC also distributed funds to assist with Hurricane Dorian relief. In January of 2020, the board approved funding for an outside consultant to work with immediate past chair Ken Branch and a small working committee to re-establish the CDC with a separate board. Under the board’s direction, the NAAIA Foundation has positioned itself uniquely as a seed planting organization. The Foundation is specifically focused on strategic, longterm investments in the areas of Scholarships and Leadership Development.

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