About the PCMA Education Foundation

We fund individual scholarships and critical projects for the future of the business events industry.

The road to greatness is not always paved with equal opportunity. The PCMA Education Foundation’s aim is for our community to own that road for the meetings and business events industry.

We care deeply about fueling our industry’s future.

Help us support educational scholarships for promising individuals and fund critical projects to lead this great industry into an incredible future.

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Our Goals

The goal of the Foundation is to ensure that we have the funds to support educational scholarships for promising individuals and fund critical business event industry projects

  • I give the foundation because of its impact on the future of the industry.

    Michael Steffen San Diego Tourism Authority
  • I give because veteran meeting professionals start as novice meeting professionals and it’s our obligation to coach the next generation to ensure sustainability of well-trained professionals in the future.

    Dana L. Saal Saal Meeting Consulting
  • I give because I want to support the great programs and initiatives the Foundation creates and enables.

    Claire Smith Vancouver Convention Centre
  • I give because I know the work of the Foundation makes a tremendous difference.

    Mary Gallagher Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board

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June 2018

PCMA Education Foundation Partnership Summit

June 21 @ 8:00 am - June 24 @ 7:00 pm
Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, One Baha Mar Boulevard
Nassau, Bahamas
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This invitation-only, executive-level education, VIP networking and business development event raised funds in support of the PCMA Education Foundation.

INVITATION ONLY
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July 2018

Pool Party

July 15 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Liaison Capitol Hill, 415 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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Get ready for some good times and tan lines! Enjoy food/drinks by the pool and celebrate summer with The Harvey Sometimes and the largest network of meeting pros, PCMA. Grab your swimsuit, family and friends. Tickets will sell out!

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August 2018

Deborah Sexton Scholarship Reception

August 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602 United States
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This reception will raise funds for the PCMA Education Foundation’s new Deborah Sexton Education Scholarship Fund.

$250
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PCMA Education Foundation’s Foundation Cup

August 27 @ 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Hinsdale Golf Club, 140 Chicago Avenue
Clarendon Hills, IL 60514 United States
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FORE! The PCMA Education Foundation will host the Foundation Cup, a new golf experience, on August 27 at the prestigious Hinsdale Golf Club. All proceeds benefit the PCMA Education Foundation.

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