Crystal & Company Announces 2018 Recipient of Family Firm Institute Global Education Network Scholarship

Insurance Brokerage Offers Next Generation Family Business Members $5,000 Enrollment Fee for the Family Firm Institute Certificate

NEW YORK--()--Crystal & Company, a leading national insurance brokerage and a part of Alliant Insurance Services, announces Camille Crofton Cherry as the 2018 recipient of the Family Firm Institute (FFI) Global Education Network (GEN) scholarship.

Established in 2013, the Crystal & Company FFI GEN scholarship was designed for next-gen family business members to formalize their learning on family enterprise. The various programs and certificates available enable recipients to connect to a powerful network of family enterprise experts and gain access to a wealth of tools and resources to help their businesses succeed.

Camille is the marketing director of her family’s 68-year old company, Crofton Industries. The scholarship will provide Camille with funds to cover the $5,000 enrollment fee for the FFI Certificate in Family Business Advising or Family Wealth Advising, and the related courses and conferences. The scholarship also includes:

  • One year individual membership in FFI
  • Enrollment in the FFI Certificate Program in Family Business Advising (CFBA)
  • Registration for required online courses and materials
  • Complimentary registration to the FFI Global Conference
  • Option to participate in Mentor Program

“I’m honored to receive this award and am eager to take advantage of every resource available during the program,” said Camille Crofton Cherry. “Family enterprises present unique challenges that I’ve experienced firsthand, which is why I was thrilled to learn of this program and connect with other members as I continue to build and grow my own family business.”

“We continue to be amazed each year by the accomplishments and commitment of applicants across the country,” said Linda Bourn of Crystal & Company. “Their contributions within their family businesses are making a true impact not just in their own communities, but for the industry as a whole.”

2018 marks the 6th anniversary of the Crystal & Company FFI GEN scholarship program, which has provided scholarship opportunities for six family business members. Previous recipients of this award include:

  • Osezele Agenmonmen (2017)
  • Christine Wittmeyer (2016)
  • Theresa Cloutier (2015)
  • Ricardo Fainsilber (2014)
  • Joshua Nacht (2013)

FFI GEN scholarships are provided by various companies and individuals to provide financial support for qualifying GEN students. Scholarships will be awarded at FFI’s 2018 Global Conference in London at the Park Plaza Riverbank.

About Crystal & Company

Crystal & Company’s Family Enterprise Risk Practice provides insurance services to closely held businesses, family offices, private family trust companies, and family-affiliated ventures.

Crystal & Company was recently acquired by Alliant Insurance Services, one of the nation’s largest specialty insurance brokerage firms. Alliant provides a comprehensive set of property & casualty and employee benefits products and services to clients globally, with industry-leading positions in numerous industry verticals. Visit to find out more.


For Crystal & Company
Cori Cagide, 646-660-8647


For Crystal & Company
Cori Cagide, 646-660-8647