Atlanta Donates $22,500 To Association Forum Foundation
Association Forum's Foundation is a separate 501(c)( 3) organization from the Association Forum. It was founded in 1987 with the
purpose of enhancing the Association Forum's programs and services through new education, research and scholarship initiatives.
The Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau has demonstrated its continued commitment to being the first
strategic partner of the Association Forum Foundation
with a generous donation of $20,000. That donation
was followed by a contribution of $2,500—raised by
a collection of partners at a July 20 client event.
“One of the many things that sets Atlanta apart
from other destinations is our collaborative hospitality community. When groups come together for a
common cause, great things can happen. Our Atlanta
partners are honored to support the Association
Forum Foundation with this donation,” says Mark
Vaughan, Executive Vice President and Chief Sales
Officer of Atlanta CVB.
Atlanta’s contributions have helped to fuel the
reinvigorated Association Forum Foundation, which
has recently introduced two new scholarships – the
Bree Anne Sutherland Scholarship and the Dr. Phil
Lesser Scholarship – to join the ranks of the longstand-
ing P.D. Hermann Institutes for Organization Manage-
ment Scholarship, the Certified Association Executive
Scholarship and Michael Ferguson Scholarship.
In addition to providing educational opportunities and resources to association professionals, the
Association Forum Foundation seeks to expand its role
as a think tank and become the premier incubator of
innovative ideas to further the mission of the association community. As leaders face unprecedented tests
and ongoing threats of massive change, this initiative
will bring together thought leaders, association professionals and a diverse group of qualified individuals
to propose bold solutions to accelerate growth and
facilitate strategic change.
To make a donation to the Association Forum Foundation, please visit www.associationforum.org.
The Association Forum Foundation and the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau would like
to thank the following sponsors who contributed to this generous donation:
Atlanta Convention Center
Marriott Marquis Atlanta
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Mercedes Benz Stadium
College Football Hall of Fame
Omni Hotels & Resorts CNN Center | Atlanta
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel