What The Campaign Supports

Opening Doors to Opportunity is a comprehensive fundraising effort engaging Brands, Owners, Management Companies, Partner State Associations, Independent Properties, and Allied partners in support of the individuals and research that serve the hospitality industry. This effort will provide:

    $4,000,000 in Academic Scholarships

    An additional $4,000,000 in scholarship funds will allow the Foundation to increase individual scholarship amounts as well as the total amount of scholarships given annually. This will support not only the individual recipients, but will grow the number of highly qualified associates for the greater industry.

    Quote - Jennifer Troutman

    $2,000,000 in Professional Development Scholarships

    The average cost to obtain a hospitality certification is $500. Infusing $2,000,000 in professional development scholarships will allow the Foundation to assist more than 4,000 individuals seeking to grow within the hotel and lodging industry!

    Quote - Tim Harris

    $2,000,000 in Industry Research

    An additional $2,000,000 will allow the Foundation to fund several dozen new studies, like the recent study on illegal short-term online rentals, that will support the growth of the profession and AHLA's strategic initiatives.

    Quote - Jim Abrahamson

     
     
    Host Hotels
    National Restaurant Association
    Robert Alter Family
    Ashford
    Best Western
    Hilton Hotels and Resorts
    Hyatt Hotels Corporation
    LaSalle Hotel Properties
    LaQuinta Inns & Suites
    Lowes Hotels and Resorts
    Marriott International
    https://www.venetian.com/
    USA Today
    Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
    Host Hotels
    National Restaurant Association
    Robert Alter Family
    Ashford
    Best Western
    Hilton Hotels and Resorts
    Hyatt Hotels Corporation
    LaSalle Hotel Properties
    LaQuinta Inns & Suites
    Lowes Hotels and Resorts
    Marriott International
    https://www.venetian.com/
    USA Today
    Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
    Host Hotels
    National Restaurant Association
    Robert Alter Family
    Ashford
    Best Western
    Hilton Hotels and Resorts
    Hyatt Hotels Corporation
    LaSalle Hotel Properties
    LaQuinta Inns & Suites
    Lowes Hotels and Resorts
    Marriott International
    https://www.venetian.com/
    USA Today
    Wyndham Hotels and Resorts