Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

PCMA Education Foundation    

The PCMA Education Foundation fuels and champions the new, innovative and critical projects for our industry, our profession and our future.

We are committed to your professional development and shaping tomorrow’s meeting and convention leaders - through grants for scholarships, educational programming and research for innovation.

raised this year

0% raised of $100,000.00 goal

  • $460.00

    Angie Ranalli CMP

    January 3
  • $250.00

    John Kenneth Rubsamen

    December 31

    I give because...
    Access to education and resources equals success, both individually and as an industry.

  • $250.00

    Christine "Shimo" Shimasaki CDME, CMP

    December 31

    I give because...
    I want to support an organization which helps out up and coming industry leaders.

  • $530.00

    Cara Banasch

    December 31
  • $1,000.00

    Nancy Elder CAE

    December 31
  • $1,500.00

    PCMA Greater Midwest Chapter

    December 29
  • $5,000.00

    PCMA Northern California Chapter

    December 15

    I give because...
    On behalf of the Northern California Chapter, we are thrilled to make this donation to the Education Foundation.

  • $100.00

    Kimberly R. Lambeth

    December 14

    I give because...
    I am truly supportive of the cause and support all of the amazing efforts from the Foundation. Keep up the good work!

  • $250.00

    Annette M Suriani CMP

    December 14

    I give because...
    I recognize that not everyone has the financial means to participate in our industry's activities. If we are committed to seeing our industry grow and supporting the next generation of professionals, we need to support the PCMA Education Foundation.

  • $100.00

    Ben Goedegebuure

    December 14
  • $250.00

    PCMA New England Chapter

    December 8
  • $130.00

    Fred Bendana

    December 8
  • $100.00

    David Caldwell

    December 6
  • $170.00

    Gary Schirmacher CMP

    December 5

    I give because...
    The future of our industry is important to me!!

  • $500.00

    PCMA Greater Philadelphia Chapter

    December 5
  • $20.00

    Mary E Higham CEM

    November 29
  • $100.00

    Gary W. Brown CHME

    November 28
  • $200.00

    Michael Guerriero

    November 27

2017 Corporate Donors

Thank you to our corporate donors for their generous support of the Foundation. Your major gift furthers our mission of shaping the future of our industry. 

NYC & Company
Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
Freeman Audio Visual Canada

GES Canada
Greater Toronto Hotel Association

Mendelssohn Commerce
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Starwood Preferred Guest
The Stronco Group
Tourism Toronto 

Impact Report

Foundation Impact Report

Ever wondered how the Foundation gives back? Check out the 2016 Impact Report that summarizes $409,000 in funding to nurture innovation across the industry and support emerging talent.

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Ride with the Foundation

The road to greatness is not always equal opportunity. All too often we must be in the right place at the right time with the right drive. The PCMA Education Foundation’s aim is for our community to own that road for the meetings and events industry. To ensure we each have a map to successfully navigate our professional future – through grants for scholarships - positioning the next generation of leaders to be in right place; through educational programming - providing us with knowledge at exactly the right time; and through thoughtful research - igniting our drive for innovation. The possibilities with each of us invested in our greatness will be extraordinary.

Congratulations Valerie Sumner on winning the 2016 Harley Davidson FLHX Street Glide Motorcycle!

Supporting Sponsor: VISIT Milwaukee 

If you are interested in ​learning more about our 2017 raffle, please email Cleary Williams at cwilliams@pcma.org 


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PCMA Education Foundation