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Centennial Bank Matching Program Raises over $3,600 for the Foundation in 2019 so far!

Thank you Centennial Bank!

2018 Foundation Annual Report

The FSAE Foundation is pleased to announce the 2018 Annual Report

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

Thank you Rapid Press for sponsoring this report!

Click here to view the report online.

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 319 grants totaling $190,590 for members to attend educational conferences or earn their CAE/CMP designations. Over $282,700 has been used to underwrite speakers and education at the FSAE Annual Conference and over $319,000 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 certifications
  • 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
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2019 Investors

As of Decmber 2, 2019

Visionary: $1,001 +

Centennial Bank
Samantha Hobbs

Benefactor: $751 - $1,000

Donna H. Ross, CAE 

Steward: $501 - $750

Champion: $251 - $500

Keyna Cory
William Glenn East, CAE, RCE
Steven Louchheim, CAE
Rachel Luoma, CAE
Al Pasini, CAE
Lonny Powell
Frank H. Rudd, CMP, CAE

Altruist: $101 - $250

Jim Ayotte, MBA, CAE
Erin Ballas
Barney Bishop, III, DPL
Janegale Boyd
Jack Cory
Larry Darnell, CAE
Debra DeSmidt
Jan Dobson, CAE
Beth Dye
Carolyn Fazio, ECAM
Mark Fontaine, CAE
David Garrison, CAE
Frances Gilbert, CAE
Dawn Jimenez
Deidra Kring, CAE, CMP
Cathi Lundgren, CAE, CMP
Bennett Napier, CAE
Julie Ryczak
Gail Siminovsky, CAE
Mia Thomas, CPA
Cindy Vallely
Jessica Walters
Jim Zaniello
Peter Zimek

Investor: up to $100

Jennifer Abdelnour
Rosa Albert
ShonTina Allen, MSHRM, SHRM-SCP
Adrian Amos – Honderick, CAE
Bill Anderson, CAE, LEED AP
Liz Aperauch
Gabriela Arisso
Holly Banks
Elizabeth Baranik Pardillo, CMP
Stan Barnes, CFP, CLU, AIF
Paula Baumgardner
Timothy Bell
Mandy Bianchi
Ian Black
Stephen Blake
Katie Bohnett
Erick Brice
Jennifer Brown, MBA, CAE
Christopher Brown, CAE
Kenlee Bruggemann
Beth Brunner, CAE
Adrienne Bryant, CAE
Melissa Burce
Dominic Calabro, CAE
Jaime Caldwell
Veronica Catoe
Lisa Chamberlain, CMP
Mary Chance
Jimmy Cooper
Ian Cordes, MBA, NHA
Lisa Covington
Steve Crist
Thomas Deison
James Dexheimer
Jeff Doran
Dana Edwards, MLIS
Angela Emerson
Ted Esler, PhD
Angel Estep
Karen Fast
Krystal Ferm
Connie Galietti, JD
Bree Geers
Patricia Giannini Henry, CAE, CMP, EM
Letreze Gooding Taylor, CMP
Christie Grant
Lee Ann Griffin
Allison Harrell, CPA
Genevieve Harris Ducher, ABA, QAS
Jeri-Ann Hart
Shad Haston, Esq
David Higgins, CAE
Jacqueline Hightower
Carolyn Hinson, CGMP
Michael Holland
John Hunt, Jr.
Lynn Hupp
Wendy Johnson
Shelly Joines
Shannon Keil Keil
John Keillor, CPA
Mary Pat King
Debby Knorowski
Jeff Kottkamp, PA
Maunda Land, MBA, CMP, CAE
Danny Langfield
Sarah Langley
Lance Lozano, CAE
Charla Lucas
Rodney McCammon
Kristyn McCauley, CMP
Jordan Merrill
Sandy Merrill
Jennifer Milam
Cecily Millan
Lynn Mortilla-Rocap, CAE, CMP
Amanda Myers
Hester Ndoja, CAE
Lisa O'Donnell, CAE
Donald Peaks
Barbara Peck
Mary Petrandis
Cherie Pinsky
Melody Pleasant
P. Christine Poole, CMP
Kimberlie Prior
Anneessa Reid
Jacqueline Rhody
Noelle Ricciardi
Sharon Rigsby
Kayla Ritten
Ricki Romig
Ann Russo
Lois Schoenbrun, CAE, FAAO
Adrienne Segundo, IOM
Alexis Simoneau, CAE
Nicole Smith
Robert Sniffen
Donna Son, IOM
Lana Steele
Susan Stowell Corder, CAE
Holly Strout
Chip Tatum, NALP, CAM
Karen Thurston-Chavez
Susan Tobin, CMP
Jane Toombs
Stephen Trickey, CAE
Tammi Wathen
Christina Welty
Kimberly Wetzel
Nikki Wiktorsson, CAE
Kelli Williams
Kathleen Wilson

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