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Giving back to the MPI community.
 Advancing the meeting and event industry. 

The MPI Foundation is a non-profit organization that fuels the advancement of MPI members by providing them professional development and career opportunities through grants and scholarships. The MPI Foundation also propels the meeting and event industry forward by funding innovative research and pan-industry initiatives that support the strategic plan of MPI.

 

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Career Development

The MPI Foundation serves as a launch pad for our members, offering a network of job, leadership and professional development opportunities.

Scholarships

The MPI Foundation's scholarship programs offer educational and career opportunities that propel our members and the industry forward.

Research

The MPI Foundation builds partnerships to inspire idea exchanges and to develop professional tools and research that enriches our industry.

 

MPI Foundation Events

 

Rendezvous
Jun 4 2018 | Indianapolis, IN
MPI Foundation
Nov 4-7 2018 | Riviera Maya, Mexico
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 Helping MPI Members When They Need it Most

The MPI Foundation lifts up and supports the careers of MPI members who cannot do so on their own. Career transitions, dealing with tight budgets or falling on hard times are all realities that can happen to any of us, and the MPI Foundation is here to provide opportunities to members in need through grants and scholarships.

 

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"I cannot thank the MPI Foundation enough for granting me a full scholarship for the CMM program. My dream became a reality, and I was able to grow both personally and professionally."

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"I love being surrounded with other planners who understand me, and I made some forever friends that I seek advice from years to come. I am so thankful for the scholarships to attend WEC17."

 

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"Since I earned an MPI membership Scholarship, I have made key connections with potential clients and a renewed peer group. I see 2017 as being my best year yet due to the relationships I have formed."

 

How the MPI Foundation Gave Back in 2016

Grants

52

MPI Chapter Grants Awarded

49

Increase in Chapter Grants Awarded Over 2015

Scholarships

268

MPI Scholarships Awarded

17%

Increase in Scholarships Awarded Over 2015

MPI Foundation at Work:
HB Cares Autism Work Experience Project

HB Cares helps young adults with autism gain experience in the meeting industry. Funds contributed by the MPI Foundation support the delivery of employment training and counseling, as well as support for the hotels who host work placements.  

Learn more about HB Cares

 

 

What's the relationship between MPI and the MPI Foundation?

MPI’s heart and strength is in its members; the members who continually share with each other their knowledge and their passion for connecting people through meetings and events, and creating spaces for people to gather together and drive solutions. If MPI’s heart is its members, the MPI Foundation exists to make that heart beat even stronger. Through funding and support, the MPI Foundation helps individuals within the MPI community by creating access to scholarships and grants and industry-leading research.


Download 2016 MPI Foundation Impact Report

 

Global Board of Trustees


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Chair

Jim Russell
Executive Vice President, Sales
The Freeman Company

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Chair-Elect

Carole McKellar
Managing Director, Northern Europe
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Vice Chair of Finance

Alison Taylor
Senior Vice President, Sales & Distribution
American Airlines

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Vice Chair of Development

Trevor Lui
Founder
The Highbell Group

Chandra Allison

Vice Chair of Programs

Chandra Allison
Senior Vice President of Sales
Venetian/Palazzo Resort Hotel & Casino

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Canada Council Chair

Jennifer Beatty
Managing Director
Resiada

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US Council Chair

Marti Winer
Vice President, University Relations
Drew University

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EMEA Council Chair

Julie Krueger
Business Development Director – International
Freeman Audio Visual

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Chapter Liaison

Kevin Kirby
Principal
The KIRBY Consulting Group LLC

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Diana Voto
National Sales Director
The Walt Disney Company

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Doreen Burse
Vice President, Global Sales, North America
Marriott International

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D. Bradley Kent
Senior Vice President & Chief Sales Officer
Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Todd Marinko
Group Vice President, Marketing
PSAV

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Dawn Parisi
Vice President of Field Sales
Wyndham Hotel Group

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Bruce Gudenberg
Executive Director, Industry Relations
Hilton

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Gary Schirmacher, CMP
SVP, Industry Presence & Strategic Development
Experient, A Maritz Global Global Events Company

Contact

Christine Roberts
Executive Director, MPI Foundation
croberts@mpiweb.org

Diane M. Hawkins
Vice President, People, Performance and Administrative Services
dhawkins@mpiweb.org

Tracy Levi
Manager, Volunteer Experience
tlevi@mpiweb.org

Rachel Schelter
Volunteer Experience Coordinator
mpifoundation@mpiweb.org

How can I give back to the industry that I love?

It's as simple as a donation to the MPI Foundation. You'll support the health and future of the meeting and event industry and the MPI community.