Week of Giving

The PCMA Foundation Week of Giving Nov. 4-8 is the perfect chance to show the power we have as events professionals to continually improve our industry by establishing scholarships, funding research, and supporting charitable giving in the communities where we meet. Our goal this week is to raise $75,000. That amount would cover:


Scholarships for students that include a full year of free access to PCMA events and learning tools to develop their skills — plus special networking opportunities.


Charitable programs like Hospitality Helping Hands, where attendees volunteer to make a positive impact in the community during PCMA Convening Leaders.


Research projects like the groundbreaking Future of Meetings & Events, which has been presented to more than 10,000 professionals at 30+ events worldwide.

How will you make a difference today?

Special thanks to all the outstanding supporters who have contributed so far this year!




DAY 1: A Strong Foundation

At the PCMA Foundation, we empower individuals and advance innovations that fuel the future of business events. Our scholarships, research and charitable giving are possible only through the generosity of more than 2,000 individual donors and supporters and 250 organizations. Will you be part of our team?


Foundation Giving

DAY 2: Fund the Future

Everyone starts somewhere. The PCMA Foundation helps promising students and professionals get the education and resources they need to advance their careers. Can you help an emerging events professional reach their next goal?


20 in Their Twenties

DAY 3: Shop Our Store

Look good, feel good, do good: Wear your heart on your sleeve (or your hat, or your onesie) when you buy PCMA or #eventboss swag from the new PCMA Store. All purchases benefit the PCMA Foundation.


DAY 4: Live the Dream

The Foundation Raffle features two amazing dream-vacation prizes this year — and two chances to win with each ticket! Will you indulge in a luxurious weekend in Las Vegas? Or will you jet off to Melbourne for its Ultimate City Experience? Tickets are $100 and give you the chance to win ONE or BOTH prizes.

Plus, any raffle tickets purchased before December 1 are eligible for a bonus drawing for 10 free tickets to Party with a Purpose at Convening Leaders. (valued at $1,250). Already bought yours? All raffle ticket purchasers YTD are included in this bonus drawing! (All proceeds benefit the PCMA Foundation.)


DAY 5: Leave Your Legacy

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. Whom do you know in our Legacy Society already?


Use this toolkit to spread the news on social media with #PCMAFoundation.

Donate online, text GIVINGWEEK and a dollar amount to 41444, or mail a check to PCMA, 35 E. Wacker Drive, Suite 500, Chicago IL, 60601.

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