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.









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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May 2017

PCMA Education Foundation Visionary Awards

May 3 @ 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Marriott Marquis, 901 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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More than 1,000 industry professionals will gather this spring to honor the achievements of their colleagues at the popular Foundation event, the Visionary Awards.

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2017 PCMA Education Foundation Visionary Awards Live Stream

May 3 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Tune in to our Facebook Live Stream of the Visionary Awards! See a live look-in of the Red Carpet with interviews of our VIPs – then join in the excitement and see LIVE the incredible honorees and see who’s taking home the professional excellence honors.

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June 2017

Give Back Bash

June 12 @ 9:00 pm
Sky Room, 330 West 40th St.
New York, NY 10018 United States
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Give-back to the industry you love, while enjoying the spectacular NYC skyline. Enjoy a beverage and network with your peers all while being surrounded by stunning views of Manhattan and the Hudson River.

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Rise. Ride. Raise.

June 13 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Cyc Hell’s Kitchen, 700 8th Ave
New York, NY 10036 United States
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Join the ride and spin in support of the PCMA Education Foundation. Burn off those extra event-calories with a 45-minute ride set to the beat of energetic music. Take your workout to the next level or try a spin class for the first time. All levels are welcome. Shoe rental is included. Registration fee is non-refundable.

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