Memorial & Honorary Contributions

Remembering and celebrating special people.
Supporting our future.

The Foundation's memorial and honorary gifts program gives people a meaningful way to extend condolences or offer congratulations while supporting a good cause.

Gifts support AHLEF's work to expand the hospitality industry's workforce, promote hospitality as a career choice, empower tomorrow's leaders with scholarships, fund important industry research, and more. 

Consider a memorial gift to AHLEF in lieu of flowers or sympathy cards. Make an honorary gift to celebrate a birthday, wedding, anniversary, retirement, graduation, promotion, or just to say thanks.

Upon receipt of your gift, we will send notification to the family or friends of the deceased or honoree. (The amount of the gift will not be disclosed.) Unrestricted memorial and honorary gifts will be recognized as part of the Annual Giving Campaign in the AHLA annual report, promotional publications, and on the AHLEF website.

Restricted named memorial funds can also be created by friends and family. If you are interested in establishing such a memorial, please contact AHLEF at (202) 289-3180 or