About the PCMA Foundation

Who We Are

PCMA was founded in 1957 and the PCMA  Foundation was founded in 1985 to support the mission of PCMA through scholarships, research, education and critical projects for our industry, our profession and our future.

Both PCMA and the Foundation have a long and proud history and a track record of success at educating and advancing our industry.

What We Do

Foundation Leadership

The Foundation Board of Trustees is responsible for fundraising, guardianship of the Corpus and funds raised, and support of PCMA and the industry. Committees and task forces are assigned by the Foundation.


Funding 156 scholarships annually benefiting emerging leaders, students, faculty and other professionals. Funds raised throughout the year have a lasting impact on these individuals.


Grants are awarded each year to fund research for innovation, education, and scholarships. Learn how you can apply and what industry projects have been supported.

The Impact

Over the past 30 years, the Foundation has supported the meetings, event and trade show industry to grow and thrive. Check out the impact of the Foundation in 2018.

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