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Centennial Bank Small Change Matching Raises over $750 for Foundation

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 August 28, 2018

Visionary: $1,001 and higher

Benefactor: $751 - $1,000

William Glenn East, CAE, RCE
Centennial Bank
Frank Rudd, CAE, CMP

Steward: $501 - $750

KayDubois Carson, CMP, CIS, CGMP, QAS
Dean West, FASAE

Champion: $251 - $500

Altruist: $101 - $250

Erin Ballas
Barney Bishop, III, DPL
Steven Bonda, CMP
Janegale M. Boyd
Lisa B. Chamberlain, CMP
Jack Cory
Keyna Cory
Jan Dobson, CAE, APR
Beth Dye
Sue Fern
Frances M. Gilbert, CAE
Steve Glass, CAE, CMP
Robert C. Harris, CAE
Cheryl James
Deidra Kring, CMP, CAE
Vicki Long, CAE, Hon. AIA
Rachel Luoma, MS, CAE
Meghan Millard
Gail S. Siminovsky, CAE
Kim Wetzel
Jim Zaniello, FASAE

Investor: up to $100

Adrian Amos - Honderick, CAE
Mary Anderson
Gabriela Arisso
Jim Ayotte, MBA, CAE
Cora Baker, CAE, RCE, CIPS
Elizabeth Baranik, CMP
Paula Baumgardner
Alan Beaubien, CHA
Deborah Beck
Timothy A. Bell
Ian Black
Tate Blomquist
Tracy Blough
Katie Jane Bohnett
Christopher Brown, CAE
Veronica Catoe
Joseph Philip Clements Jr.
Alina Cooper, CAE
Steve Crist
Bonnie Dominguez
Peter M. Dyga, CAE
Kaitlyn Farris
Carolyn R. Fazio, ECAM
Jeannette Gabay, CAE
Dr. Gabrielle K. Gabrielli, CGMP
Kerry Gomez-Rios
Letreze Gooding, CMP
Ben Graybar, VP, MBA, QAS
Allison J. Harrell, CPA
Ginger Harris Ducher, ABA, QAS
Nicolette L Haton, MBA, CAE
Jordan McIntosh Hawkins
Taylor Hendrickson
Alonda Hill
Carolyn D. Hinson, CGMP
Michael Howland, CAE
Paul Jess
Shelly Joines
Ava Jones
Lisa Kamper
Karl Kaufmann
Jeff Kottkamp, P.A.
Mark D. Landreth
Renee LaPlante, CMP
Jessica Lowe-Minor
Charla Lucas
Kristin Marshall, CMP
Brooke Martin
Kristyn McCauley
Kristin McWhorter, CAE
Ashley Merrill
Sandy Merrill
Carrie Millar, MBA, CAE
Marilu Morada
Tom Morrison
Lydia Nalepa
Bennett E. Napier, II, CAE
Hester C. Ndoja, CAE
Elisabeth Oberman
Lisa O'Donnell, CAE
Wendy Parker Barsell, APR, CEM
Matt C. Pave
Barbara Peck
Samantha Pedrosa
Lee Phillips
Dr. Ginger Phillips, EDD, CMM
Cherie Pinsky
Julie Roberts
Sam Rogers, Jr., CPCU
Melissa Rudd
Dennis Scarry
Jon Shiver
Marianne Short
Alexis Simoneau
Donna M. Son, IOM
Sonya A. Stanley
Leigh Stehlik
Crissy Tallman, CMP, CAE
Jennifer Tedder, CMP
Karen Thurston
Susan Tobin, CMP, IOM, CAE
Maureen Turner
Christina Welty
Laura Wesolowski, MPA
Michele L. White, CAE
John Yarbrough

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