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2022 Foundation Matching Partner: Hancock Whitney
"Small change" (and checks) collected at statewide FSAE Power Luncheons will be matched by Hancock Whitney Bank again in 2022 for up to $250 to help member donations go twice as far.

Thank you Hancock Whitney!
Hancock Whitney Bank

2021 Foundation Annual Report

The FSAE Foundation is pleased to announce the 2021 Annual Report

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

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 365 grants totaling $218,200 for members to attend educational conferences or earn their CAE/CMP designations. Over $322,700 has been used to underwrite speakers and education at the FSAE Annual Conference and over $349,000 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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2022 Investors

As of August 15, 2022

Visionary: $1,001 +

Benefactor: $751 - $1,000 

William Glenn East, CAE

Steward: $501 - $750

Hancock Whitney Bank

Champion: $251 - $500

Victor Raymos
Eleanor Warmack

Altruist: $101 - $250

Janegale Boyd
Dee Kring, CAE, CMP
Paul Ledford, CAE
Rachel Luoma, CAE
Elizabeth Pardillo, CMP
Frank Rudd, CAE, CMP
Gail Siminovsky, CAE

Investor: up to $100

Adrian Amos – Honderick, CAE
Bill Anderson, CAE
Jim Ayotte, CAE
Nicole Banks, CAE
Tamekia Bennett
Amanda Bowen
Yolee Cardiff
Veronica Catoe
Amy Coleman
Melissa Cook
Carolyn Fazio, ECAM
Frances Gilbert, CAE
Mary Graddick
Christie Grant
Jennifer Green, CAE
Joe Grimes, CAE
Sady Guzman
Nicole Harrison
Krystal Humphrey
Jill Jackson, CMP
Dawn Jimenez
Shelly Joines, CMP
Mark Landreth
Carol Lanham
Lance Lozano, CAE
Charla Lucas
Cathi Lundgren, CAE, CMP
Kristyn McCauley, CAE, CMP
Sandy Merrill
Jennifer Milam
Ashley Morgan
Amanda Motes, CMP
Mark Musselman
Hester Ndoja, CAE
Joe Nullet
Gregg Patterson
Nate Penha
P. Christine Poole, CMP
Julie Ryczak
Emily Shirley
Alexis Simoneau, CAE
Donna Son, IOM
Lana Steele, CMP
Dan Sullivan
Ellen Teeter, AP
Herbie Thiele
Stephen Trickey, CAE
Tammi Wathen
Michele White, CAE
Nikki Wiktorsson, CMP
Kelli Williams
MaryBeth Williams
Jason Winn, Esq.

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