Annual Giving Program

The Annual Giving Program solicits unrestricted contributions on an annual basis to provide ongoing support for AH&LEF and its programs.Through the Annual Giving 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
1201 New York Ave NW
Suite 600
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 disburse more than $1 million last year on the following programs:

  • $550,000 in scholarships to 386 promising students and lodging industry professionals
  • $190,500 in funding for workforce development and school-to-career program initiative
  • $190,000 in grants for projects such as best practices for cleaning hotel guest rooms, a model of safety training program for hotel housekeeping, assistance in funding an update to the Economic Significance of Meetings in the U.S. Economy Study, and training hotel staff to recognize and prevent child trafficking
  • $80,000 toward AH&LA’s Green Initiatives.


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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 IHMRS
  • 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
  • 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 you support 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.

Allied Donor LogoAH&LA Allied Members who contribute to the Annual Giving Campaign are eligible to utilize an exclusive AH&LEF Annual Giving Logo in their marketing materials for the calendar year in which the donation was made. Contact Michelle Poinelli at (202) 289-3181 or with any questions.

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