Join the Legacy Society

Help Those In Our Industry Now — And For Years To Come

One of the most generous ways you can give back to the industry you love is through a Legacy gift to the PCMA Foundation. Gifts of $5,000 or more can be given during one’s lifetime or deferred through a will, bequest or trust.

Sign a Planned Giving Declaration of Intent.

Planned Giving: Wills and Estate Plans

Champions of the PCMA Foundation who are passionate about the industry’s future, include a gift to the Foundation in their will or estate plan. Doing this establishes a personal legacy that impacts the lives of many in this industry for years to come.

There are two types of Legacy Society membership based on the way you’d like to give:

  • Deferred Gift: A gift through a will, bequest or trust where the PCMA Foundation is named as a beneficiary.
  • Lifetime Gift: A gift given over the course of one’s lifetime, $5,000 over 5 years. Visit this page to join.

The best way to give is to make a written pledge. This can simply be a letter written in your own words and sent to the PCMA Foundation along with a Declaration of Intent. It is then your responsibility to set your affairs in order so that your pledge will be fulfilled.

  • Directly impact students and ignite the careers of future business events industry professionals
  • Be part of this elite group of industry leaders, of which 50% are business event strategists
  • Be recognized through various PCMA channels and special recognition at PCMA Convening Leaders
  • Gain personal satisfaction supporting the work that you passionately care about

Legacy Society Members

*Legacy Society Founding Members

Kim Allison
Deene G. Alongi
Terrence Arth, IOM, CMP
*Martin D. Balogh
Cara Banasch, MBA
Johanne Belanger
Doug Bennett
Tamela D. Blalock, MTA, CMP, DES
Lisa Block
Francois Brunet
Amy Calvert
Gregg Caren
Dr. Amanda Cecil, PhD, CMP
Oscar Cerezales
*Eduardo Chaillo, CMP, CMM, CASE
*Jack Chiasson, CAE
Hunter Clemens, CAE,CMP
*Mark & Kristen Coe
*Jennifer D. Collins, CMP, CGMP
*Barbara Connell, CAE, CMP
Mary Pat Cornett, CAE, CMP
Kerry Morris Crockett, MBA, CMP, CAE, DES
*Behroz Daroga, CMP
Colleen Donohoe, CMP
Douglas J. Dvorak
*Sue M. Dykema, CAE
*Nancy Elder, CAE
*Liz Erikson
Jennifer L Erney, CMP, CMM
Ben Erwin
Patrick Espinoza
Dominick Esposito
Susan S. Euritt
*Roy B. Evans, Jr., CAE
*John Folks
Betty Ford
*Carrie Freeman Parsons
Michael Gamble
*Kristin Gibson, CMP
*Ben Goedegebuure
Lenay S. Gore
Maria Grasso
*Richard B. Green, CASE®, FASAE
Bill and Lois Grusich
*Anne Hamilton
Vicki and Jim Hawarden
John Hawley
Robert Heard, MBA, CAE
Mary Pat Heftman
*Brian Hile, CMP
Gay Holden
Leonard Hoops
Phelps & Edie Hope
Jack Horne
*Susan Iris
Janet Jakobsen, CMP, MBA
*Phillip J. Jones
*Sherrif Karamat, CAE
*Terry and Barbara Keenan
Beverly W. Kinkade, FASAE, CHME, CMP
David Kliman ​​​​​
Laurie Knapp
Desirée A. Knight, CAE, CMP, DES
*Ray J. Kopcinski Sr., CMP
*Lauren Kramer, CAE, MTA, CMP
Carol Krugman, MEd, CMP, CMM
Brian Landers
*Brad L. Lewis
*Tony Lorenz, CMM
David Lutz
Karen Malone
Cathy Mason, CMP, DES
Michelle I. Mason, FASAE, CAE
John O. Maxwell
Carol McGury, MPS
Darren Mendola, CMP, DES
Kristin K. Mirabal, CMP
Bob Moore, MA, MS, CAE
*Martha Moores, CAE
Gary Murakami, GTP, GLP, CMP, CMM
Heather M. Nash, CMP, CAE
Allyson M. O’Connor
Gregory A. O’Dell
Kirsten Olean, CMP, CAE
*David J. Olender
Alexandra Olisko, CMP, CEM
Peter J. O’Neil, FASAE, CAE
WeeMin Ong, CMP
*Anne O’Neill, CMP, CAE, DES
Lauren Parr
*John “Jack” Patronski
*Michael L. Payne
*David G. Peckinpaugh, CMP, CIS
*Stephen E. Peeler
Francine Pepitone
*Joseph V. Popolo, Jr.
*Kati & Tim Quigley
Kathleen M. Ratcliffe
*William F. Reed, FASAE, CMP
Dr. Richard Rettenbacher
Rip and Leah Rippetoe
*Charlie M. Robinson, FASAE
*James E. Rooney
*Henry Rosales
*Debra L. Rosencrance, CMP, CAE
*Deidre Irwin Ross, MHA, CMP, CAE
*Eric G. Rozenberg, CMP, CMM, HOEM, FONSAT
John K. Rubsamen
Stuart L. Ruff-Lyon, CMP, DES
Jim Russell
David & Leslie Sargent
Mickey Schaefer, FASAE, CAE, CTA
*Catherine L. Scheck
*Gary Schirmacher, CMP
Chuck E. Schouwerwou, CMP, CMM
Heather M. Seasholtz, CMP
*Deborah L. Sexton, FASAE
Christine “Shimo” Shimasaki, CDME, CMP
Janet Skorepa
Barry L. Smith
Claire Smith, CMP
*Lynn O. Smith, CMP
John Solis
*Karin Soyster Fitzgerald, CMP, CAE
Butch Spyridon
*Sheila Stampfli
Charles Starks
Tana Stellato, DES
*Brian D. Stevens
*Lois Stratemeier, CAE
*Valerie M. Sumner
*Annette M. Suriani, CMP
*James H. Sweeney
*Gregg H. Talley, FASAE, CAE
*Nick Topitzes, CMP
Greg Van Dyke
Ana Maria Viscasillas, CDME, CED, DES
Carol Wallace
*Daniel E. Weber, CEM
Christopher J. Wehking, CMP
Tina M. Wehmeir, CMP, CAE
Heidi Welker
*David & Julie Williams
*Leigh Wintz, FASAE, CAE
*James H. Youngblood & Jay A. Marsh

Commit to the PCMA Legacy Society today.

Mary ReynoldsJoin the Legacy Society