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Centennial Bank Small Change Matching Raises over $3,466 for Foundation in 2018!

Thank you Centennial Bank!

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.

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 November 26, 2018

Visionary: $1,001 and higher
Centennial Bank
Frank Rudd, CAE, CMP

Benefactor: $751 - $1,000
William Glenn East, CAE

Steward: $501 - $750 
Association Laboratory
KayDubois Carson, CMP, CIS, CGMP, QAS

Champion: $251 - $500
Rachel Luoma, CAE
Al Pasini, CAE

Altruist: $101 - $250
Gabriela Arisso, CMP
Jim Ayotte, CAE
Erin Ballas
Barney Bishop, III
Steven Bonda, CAE
Janegale Boyd
Lisa Chamberlain, CMP
Jack Cory
Keyna Cory
Jan Dobson, CAE
Beth Dye
Sue Fern
David Garrison, CPA, RCE, CAE
Frances Gilbert, CAE
Steve Glass, CAE, CMP
Robert Harris, CAE
Cheryl James
Deidra Kring, CAE, CMP
Vicki Long, CAE
Cathi Lundgren, CMP
Meghan Millard
Gail Siminovsky, CAE
Kimberly Wetzel
Jim Zaniello, FASAE

Investor: up to $100
Adrian Amos – Honderick, CAE
Mary Anderson
Cora Baker, CAE, RCE, CIPS
Elizabeth Baranik, CMP
Paula Baumgardner
Samantha Baxter
Alan Beaubien
Deborah Beck
Timothy Bell
Jason Berthiaume
Ian Black
Tate Blomquist
Tracy Blough
Katie Bohnett
Joseph Boyd
Christopher Brown, CAE
Adrienne Bryant
Hugh Butler
Veronica Catoe
Joseph Clements
Alina Cooper, CAE
CeCe Corbin
Steve Crist
Bonnie Dominguez
Peter Dyga, CAE
Drew Eason, CAE
Kaitlyn Farris
Carolyn Fazio, ECAM
Jeannette Gabay, CAE
Gabrielle K. Gabrielli, CGMP
Kerry Gomez-Rios
Letreze Gooding, CMP
Ben Graybar
Jennifer Green, CAE
Allison Harrell, CPA
Genevieve Harris Ducher
Nicolette Haton, CAE
Jordan Hawkins
Taylor Hendrickson
David Higgins, CAE
Alonda Hill
Carolyn Hinson
Michael Howland
Lynn Hupp
Paul Jess
Shelly Joines
Ava Jones
Lisa Kamper
Karl Kaufmann
Liz Koehler
Jeff Kottkamp
Belinda Krause
Mark Landreth, CAE
Renee LaPlante, CMP
Steven Louchheim, CAE
Jessica Lowe-Minor
Charla Lucas
Lisette Mariner, CAE
Kristin Marshall, CMP
Brooke Martin
Kristyn McCauley, CMP
Kristin McWhorter, CAE
Ashley Merrill
Sandy Merrill
Carrie Millar, CAE
Marilu Morada
Tom Morrison
Celia Moser, CMP
Lydia Nalepa
Bennett Napier, CAE
Hester Ndoja, CAE
Suzanne Neve
Elisabeth Oberman
Lisa O'Donnell, CAE
Wendy Parker-Barsell, CAE
Matt Pave
Barbara Peck
Samantha Pedrosa
Lee Phillips
Virginia Phillips-Schiller
Cherie Pinsky
P. Christine Poole, CMP
Sharon Rigsby
Julie Roberts
Sam Rogers
Melissa Rudd
Dennis Scarry
Jon Shiver
Marianne Short
Alexis Simoneau
Donna Son, IOM
Sonya Stanley
Leigh Stehlik
Christina Tallman, CAE, CMP
Jennifer Tedder
Karen Thurston
Susan Tobin, CMP
Ryan Tucholski, CAE
Maureen Turner
Christina Welty
Laura Wesolowski
Michele White, CAE
Kelli Williams
John Yarbrough

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