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The FSAE Foundation is pleased to announce the 2017 Annual Report

Learn more about how your contributions impact the association industry through education and professional development for all FSAE members.

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About the FSAE Foundation

Foundation Mission: Support education, research, professional development, publications, and public relations efforts for the association management professional.

The FSAE Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in December 1984 with the purpose of enhancing the Society’s programs and services through education, grants, research and certification initiatives. The FSAE Foundation continues to be supported entirely by voluntary, tax-deductible contributions and grants from corporate donors.

Since 2002, the Foundation has awarded 261 grants totaling $155,700 for members to attend educational conferences or earn their CAE/CMP designations. Over $242,700 has been used to underwrite speakers and education at the FSAE Annual Conference and over $297,000 has been used to implement Foundation initiatives including industry reports and surveys. Giving back to your profession guarantees that association professionals will continue to have the best education and resources available to excel in their career, and in the industry.

The FSAE Foundation is directly responsible for providing the following to FSAE members:

  • Scholarships/Grants for professional development education and certificacations
  • Executive Series Luncheons on current issues/events - free for all association staff members
  • Think Tank symposium of association leaders to solve industry issues & generate new, practical ideas as well as publish white papers to educate others on findings
  • Research surveys/reports such as the Compensation Survey and Economic Impact Survey
  • Underwriting speaker fees for Annual Conference

Our Vision

Through being a bellwether in the field of nurturing leaders in association management, the FSAE Foundation will develop engaged and qualified professionals whose use of best practices and standards of excellence benefit all in association management and its supporting industries.

Our Values

We intend to move the FSAE Foundation from an "A" organization to an "A+" organization by strengthening the leadership position of the FSAE Foundation as a "thought leader" among key constituents - donors, FSAE members, and other leaders in the association management arena.

Our efforts will be guided by the following values:

  • Leadership in professional development and certification of association management professionals
  • Excellence in scholarship, research, education, training, and collaboration
  • Integrity in everything we do
  • Accountability and service to each other, our state, and our industry
  • Respect for the intrinsic worth of individuals and their ideas, including staff, boards, members, suppliers, volunteers, and donors
  • Commitment to racial, cultural, demographic, and gender diversity in our policies, personnel, and programs
  • Prudent application of knowledge and resources 
Make an Investment in the Foundation


2017 Investors

as of December 31, 2017

Visionary: $1,001 and higher
IntrinXec Managment
Al Pasini, CAE
Frank Rudd, CAE, CMP

Benefactor: $751 - $1,000
Bennett Napier, CAE 

Champion: $251 - $500

Erin Ballas
Barney Bishop, III, DPL
Nicolette L Haton, MBA, CAE
Cheryl James
Rachel Luoma, MS, CAE
Lonny T. Powell
Eleanor J. Warmack, CAE
Kim Wetzel

Altruist: $101 - $250

Jim Ayotte, MBA, CAE
Janegale M. Boyd
Ricki Braswell, CAE
Gregory Brooks
Adrienne Bryant, CAE
Jaime Caldwell
KayDubois Carson, CGMP
Jack Cory
Keyna Cory
Jan Dobson, CAE, APR
Beth Dye
William Glenn East, CAE
Carolyn R. Fazio, ECAM
Sue Fern
Frances M. Gilbert, CAE
Carolyn D. Hinson, CGMP
Karl Kaufmann
Deidra Kring, CMP, CAE
Jessica Lowe-Minor
Michelle S. Lui
Cathi C. Lundgren, CAE
John C. Piland
Donna H. Ross, CAE Retired
Gail Siminovsky, CAE
Donna M. Son, IOM
Dan Sullivan
Jessica Walters

Investor: up to $100

Adrian Amos - Honderick, CAE
Kathy B. Anderson, CAE, IOM
Pete Anderson, ARM
Liz Aperauch
Gabriela Arisso
Holly Banks, CMP
Nicole Banks, CAE
Paula Baumgardner
Adam Baust
Alan Beaubien, CHA
Deborah Beck
David Bennett, CAE
Ian H. Black
Jeni Borrow
Amanda Bowen
Beth Brunner, MBA, CAE
Melissa Burce
Michelle Burdick
Dominic M. Calabro
Chris Capozzi
Veronica Catoe
Wayne Childs, CTC, CCTE
Barbara A. Cook
Alina Cooper, CAE
Ian Cordes
Steve Crist
Bertha M. Crucet
Larry Darnell, MBA, CAE
Keith Dean, CPA
Bonnie Dominguez
Danielle Dunfee
Zack Dunlap
Jeff Eacker
Doug Eadie
Patricia E. Eldridge, CPA
Shirley English, CAE, RCE, CIPS
Tina Gerardi
Cindy Gramling
Shaira Graulau
Jennifer J. Green, DPL, CAE
Paige Guiliano
Allison J. Harrell, CPA
Joe Anne Hart
Shaddrick A. Haston, Esq.
Sheila Hauser
Brecht Heuchan
David Higgins, CAE
Leigh Hinson
Amy J. Holmes, CAE
Danielle Hopkins, CMP
John Hunt, Jr.
Bill D. Hunter, APRP, CAE
Lynn Hupp
Jill M. Jackson, CMP
Belton E. Jennings, III, RCE, APR, CIPS
Kathy M. Keiffer, CMP
Tisha Keller
Debby Knorowski
Jeff Kottkamp, P.A.
Patrick La Pine
Mark D. Landreth, CAE, CCD
Sarah Langley
Betty Ann Lewis
Brett Lindsay
Vicki Long, CAE, Hon. AIA
Steven Louchheim, CAE
Lance Lozano, CAE
Lourdes Madsen
Christy Manderson
Lisette Mariner, CAE
Kelly Neal Mariotti, JD, CPA, CAE
Gena Matthews, CMP
Tondra Matthews, CMP
Rodney McCammon
Kristyn McCauley
Kristin McWhorter, CAE
Autumn Merrill
Meghan Millard
Chip Minick
Richard Miseyko, CMP, CMM
Tom Morrison
Lynn Mortilla-Rocap, CAE
Celia Moser
Amanda Motes
Elizabeth Murray
Hester C. Ndoja, CAE
Suzanne Neve
Debra S. Nolan, CAE, IOM
Elisabeth Baughman Oberman
Wendy Parker Barsell, APR, CEM
Rusty Payton, CAE, MBA
Cherie Pinsky
Melody Pleasant
Christine Poole, CMP
NaSheba Prentis
Mary Lou Rajchel, Esq.
Belkis Ramos
Richard H. Rasmussen
Esther Reed
H. Dean Ridings, CAE
Donna B. Rigo
Sharon G Rigsby, CAE
Melissa Rudd
Pat Schneider, CMP, CMM
Liane Schrader, CAE
Jon Shiver
Alexis Simoneau
Robert J. Sniffen
Joseph St. Germain, Ph.D.
Chip Tatum, NALP, CAM
Jennifer Tedder
Ellen Teeter, AP
Bob Thompson
Renee Thompson
Gabrielle Tollok
Stephen B. Trickey, CAE
Carla Trine
Nancy Vargas
Jordan Weir
Kathleen Wilson, CAE
Debbie M. Wysocki
John Yarbrough

Foundation Round-Up App Donors:

Adrian Amos - Honderick, CAE
Jim Ayotte, MBA, CAE
Janegale M. Boyd
Steve Crist
Beth Dye
Carolyn R. Fazio, ECAM
Allison J. Harrell, CPA
Leigh Hinson
Cheryl James
Karl Kaufmann
Jessica Lowe-Minor
Kristin McWhorter, CAE
Hester C. Ndoja, CAE
Al Pasini, CAE
Frank H. Rudd, CMP, CAE
Melissa Rudd
Gail Siminovsky, CAE
Donna M. Son, IOM
Kim Wetzel

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