Florida Attractions Foundation Rebrands, Refocuses on Members
Florida Attractions Scholarship Foundation to Award to FAA Members & Families
In 2012, the Florida Attractions Association (FAA) announced
the creation of the Florida Attractions Foundation (FAF). As a result of the
generous support of our members, the FAF has awarded $19,000 in scholarships to
The FAF Board recently met and determined a new direction. Now
called the Florida Attractions
Scholarship Foundation (FASF), the new name emphasizes the purpose of the
Foundation: to award financial support to post-secondary students studying in hospitality-related
Another significant change will be the recipients of these
scholarships. In past years, the Foundation has worked directly with a number
of Florida colleges and universities to identify deserving recipients.
Beginning this year, scholarships will be awarded exclusively to employees to FAA member businesses and their dependents.
The goal is to provide an additional benefit to FAA members and concentrate the
organization’s limited resources on its own FAA family.
The Foundation anticipates it will award a minimum of four,
$1,000 scholarships this spring.
Recipients will be invited to attend the 2018 Annual Conference in
Naples, June 10-13 to receive their scholarship. Details about the application
process will be announced in February.
Florida Attractions Scholarship Foundation Board of Directors
Kurt Allen, Industry
Wayne Atherholt, City of St.
Petersburg, Mayor's Office
Rick Beddow, Special
Holly Blount, Industry
Paul Burns, Burns Consulting
Rick Cain, St. Augustine Lighthouse
and Maritime Museum
Eric Eimstad, Miami
Elaine Fraser, The Oldest
Wooden School House Historic Museum and Gardens
Steve Geis, Thomas
Andrew Hertz, Miami Seaquarium
Linda Higgins, FPIS, Inc.
Matt Johnson, IMAG History & Science Center
Barbara Kenney, Kenney
Kim Long, Industry Statesman
Nick Romeo, Merlin
Scott Rose, Tourism Insights
Chuck Wray, Jr., Welcome
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