What is the Foundation?

Forward Thinking for a Brighter Tomorrow - Give Back to Your Profession

Foundation Video Created by Copeland Productions

Foundation News

2023 Foundation Matching Partner: Hancock Whitney
"Small change" (and checks) collected at statewide FSAE Power Luncheons will be matched by Hancock Whitney Bank again in 2023 for up to $250 to help member donations go twice as far. In 2022, they matched over $1,660 - thank you!!

Thank you Hancock Whitney!
Hancock Whitney Bank

The FSAE Foundation is pleased to announce the 2022 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 385 grants totaling $232,685 for members to attend educational conferences or earn their CAE/CMP designations. Over $342,700 has been used to underwrite speakers and education at the FSAE Annual Conference and over $369,000 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


2023 Investors

As of July 25, 2023

Visionary: $1,001 +

Keyna Cory

Benefactor: $751 - $1,000 

Hancock Whitney
William Glenn East, CAE

Steward: $501 - $750

Champion: $251 - $500

Victor Raymos, RCE, CRS, ABR

Altruist: $101 - $250

Paul Bebee
Adrienne Bryant, CAE
Melea Guilbault
Rachel Luoma, CAE
Elizabeth Pardillo, CMP
Gail Siminovsky, CAE
Crissy Tallman, CAE, CMP

Investor: up to $100

Adrian Amos – Honderick, CAE
Bill Anderson, CAE, LEED AP
Heather Armstrong, MBA, CMP
Brian Bazinet
Alan Beaubien
Tamekia Bennett
Janegale Boyd
Gregory Brooks
Christine Capozzi Adkins
Peter Dyga, CAE
Sue Ebbers, PhD
Carolyn Fazio, ECAM
Gabrielle K. Gabrielli, CGMP
Joe Grimes, CAE
Jill Jackson, CMP
Dawn Jimenez
Shelly Joines, CMP
Dee Kring, CAE, CMP
Alexis Langley, CAE
Paul Ledford, CAE
Lance Lozano, CAE
Cathi Lundgren, CAE, CMP
Morgan Maravich, CTIS, CTP, CSTP
Sandy Merrill
Richard Miseyko, CMM
Amanda Motes
Hester Ndoja, CAE
Wendy Nicodemus
Matt Pave
P. Christine Poole, CMP
Mary Lou Rajchel
Deirdre Rhodes
Frank Rudd, CAE, CMP
Julie Ryczak
Meghan Shiner
Nicole Smith
Stephen Trickey, CAE
Duncan Wall
Jessica Walters
Kristina Walters
Michele White, CAE

View Previous Years' Investors