Annual Giving Campaign

The Annual Giving Campaign solicits unrestricted contributions on an annual basis to provide ongoing support for AH&LEF and its programs. Through this campaign, the lodging industry provides much-needed support to students who have chosen hospitality as their career of choice, as well as funds important research to benefit our industry. 

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All contributions are tax-deductible.

To donate by mail, print the campaign brochure and donation form  and send to:

American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation
1250 I (Eye) St., NW
Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005

Questions?  Please contact Michelle Poinelli at (202) 289-3181 or .

Here's What Your Dollars Support

As a result of industry support, AH&LEF disbursed approximately $1.3 million last year on programs like the following:

  • $570,000 in scholarships to 360 promising students and lodging industry professionals
  • $200,500 in funding for workforce development and school-to-career program initiatives
  • $181,500 in grants for projects such as developing a 3-D virtual hotel experience to train students to react to various scenarios, validating the economic value of opportunity jobs in the service sector, and minimizing the negative impacts on the lodging industry of possible changes to the International Code Council's ANSI standards


A Who's Who of the Industry's Most Progressive Leaders  

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Annual Giving Donor Recognition

Here is what you get when you give:

  • Listing on AH&LEF's Website
  • AH&LA Allied Members can use a joint AH&LA/AH&LEF Donor logo on marketing materials

Two & Three Diamond - Donors of $100 and higher receive:

  • Recognition in AH&LA's Annual Report
  • Donor List displayed in auction booth at HX: THe Hotel Experience
  • Recognition in published thank-you ad

Four Diamond - Donors of $1,000 and higher receive:

  • Inclusion in Donor List running continuously on AH&LEF's site, including link to company website

Five Diamond - Donors of $2,500 and higher receive:

Six Diamond - Donors of $5,000 and higher receive:

  • Media Recognition through an individual press release
  • Recognition in AH&LA's Smart Brief

Leadership Gifts of $10,000 and higher receive:

  • Company logo is prominently displayed on Donor List and on all AH&LEF's web pages

Allied Members

Brand Recognition

When your AH&LA Allied business supports AH&LEF, you join the ranks of industry insiders who care about lodging and know that giving back to the industry is the only way to ensure its future. You build true credibility with the leaders and companies your business serves. And you're on the radar screen for tomorrow's key decision-makers.


Annual Giving Leaders
Carlson Family Foundation
Minaz Abji
The Robert Alter Family
Major Donors