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Centennial Bank Small Change Matching Raises over $4,000 for the Foundation in 2018!

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 290 grants totaling $172,985 for members to attend educational conferences or earn their CAE/CMP designations. Over $262,700 has been used to underwrite speakers and education at the FSAE Annual Conference and over $299,000 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
Make an Investment in the Foundation


2018 Investors

As of June 26, 2019

Visionary: $1,001 +

Samantha Hobbs
Centennial Bank

Benefactor: $751 - $1,000

Donna H. Ross, CAE Retired

Steward: $501 - $750

Champion: $251 - $500

William Glenn East, CAE, RCE
Al Pasini, CAE
Frank H. Rudd, CMP, CAE

Altruist: $101 - $250

Erin Ballas
Barney Bishop, III, DPL
Jack Cory
Keyna Cory
Mark P. Fontaine, CAE
Deidra Kring, CMP, CAE
Cathi C. Lundgren, CAE, CMP
Rachel Luoma, MS, CAE
Bennett E. Napier, II, CAE
Julie L. Ryczak
Pete Zimek

Investor: up to $100

Adrian Amos - Honderick, CAE
Bill Anderson, CAE, LEED AP
Liz Aperauch
Gabriela Arisso
Jim Ayotte, MBA, CAE
Elizabeth Baranik Pardillo, CMP
Stan Barnes, CFP, CLU, AIF
Paula Baumgardner
Timothy A. Bell
Ian (Better Than Terrific) Black
Janegale M. Boyd
Erick Brice
Jennifer Brown, MBA, CAE
Christopher Brown, CAE
Kenlee Bruggemann
Melissa Burce
Veronica Catoe
Lisa B. Chamberlain, CMP
Mary Chance
Jimmy Cooper
Steve Crist
Thomas Deison
James Dexheimer
Jeff G. Doran
Beth Dye
Dana Edwards, MLIS
J. Ted Esler, PhD
Angel Estep
Karen Fast
Carolyn R. Fazio, ECAM
Krystal Ferm
Connie Galietti, JD
Bree Geers
Patricia Giannini Henry
Letreze Gooding, CMP
Christie Grant
Lee Ann Griffin
Allison J. Harrell, CPA
Ginger Harris Ducher, ABA, QAS
Shaddrick A. Haston, Esq.
David Higgins, CAE
Jacqueline D. Hightower
Carolyn D. Hinson, CGMP
Michael Holland
Lynn Hupp
Wendy E. Johnson
Shelly Joines
Shannon Keil
John Keillor, CPA
Debby Knorowski
Jeff Kottkamp, P.A.
Maunda Land, MBA, CMP, CAE
Charla Lucas
Rodney McCammon
Kristyn McCauley, CMP
Sandy Merrill
Amanda Myers
Hester C. Ndoja, CAE
Lisa O'Donnell, CAE
Donald Peaks
Barbara Peck
Mary Petrandis
Melody Pleasant
P. Christine Poole, CMP
Anneessa D. Reid
Jackie Rhody
Noelle Ricciardi
Kayla Ritten
Ann Russo
Lois Schoenbrun, CAE, FAAO
Adrienne Segundo, IOM, Credentialing Specialist
Gail S. Siminovsky, CAE
Alexis Simoneau, CAE
Nicole Smith
Donna M. Son, IOM
Susan Stowell Corder, CAE
Karen Thurston-Chavez
Susan Tobin, CMP, IOM, CAE
Jane Toombs
Stephen Trickey
Jessica Walters
Tammi Wathen
Nikki L. Wiktorsson, CMP
Kelli Williams

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