In Memory of Thomas C. Cundy

Tom Cundy, namesake of CUNDY, Inc., a national employee benefit consulting firm, with corporate headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, passed away on January 5, 2014. A resident of Miami, Florida, he was 80 years old.

Tom Cundy was raised in the small town of Bellevue, Kentucky. Tom parlayed his tennis skills from a Kentucky State High School Championship to a scholarship at Florida State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Psychology. Upon graduation, he joined the USMC and attained the rank of captain.

In 1958,Tom began his insurance career and developed his business, CUNDY, into one of the leading privately held employee benefit consulting firms in the country.

Highlights of his career include being a member of the Million Dollar Round Table for over 45 consecutive years, maintaining his position as the leading consultant for the largest disability insurer in the U.S., and involvement with Mergers and Acquisitions Due Diligence / Integration for over 500 companies. Tom's client list includes: the world's largest brewery, textile company, truck rental company, multi-media company and many more.

A strong advocate for educational and youth athletic programs, Tom provided equipment and scholarships for students in Kentucky and Florida. In 1999 Tom received the "Friend of the Year" award from St. Thomas University.

In honor of his humble beginnings and life achievements, Tom is a recipient of the prestigious Horatio Alger award for the Year 2000, which was presented in Washington, D.C. in May of 2000 at the Supreme Court.

Click here to view the feature on Tom Cundy, as presented in the Horatio Alger Awards' Only in America book.

Tom was the winner of the 2006 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Achievement (ITA) Award which was presented during Tennis Week magazine's U.S. Open party in New York.

The ITA Achievement award was created in 1994 to pay tribute to past participants in the world of collegiate tennis who have achieved excellence in their chosen careers. These distinguished people are honored for both their professional successes and their contributions to society.

Click here to view the Press Release and excerpts from Tennis Week magazine regarding the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Award.

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