Choice Hotels Owners Council Donates $5,000 to AH&LEF Annual Giving Campaign
AH&LEF is the not-for-profit affiliate of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA). In 2009, AH&LEF will disburse nearly $1.3 million to prepare promising college students for a career in hospitality; attract and retain quality industry professionals; and fund valuable research for lodging properties. Since the Foundation’s inception, more than $12.5 million has been disbursed through its scholarship, education, outreach, and research programs.
“With much of the industry focusing on the negative impact of the current economic state, it is a welcome reprieve to know that the Foundation continues to have the support of an influential and committed group of hoteliers,” said Joori Jeon, CPA, CAE, AH&LEF president/COO. “It is clear that CHOC recognizes the significance of supporting the industry.”
“The Choice Hotels Owners Council feels it is extremely important to effectively prepare individuals in the hospitality industry in all arenas, especially that of customer service,” said Todd Winkler, CHOC chairman. “Our donation shows our brands’ commitment to furthering in others the ideal of professionalism that Choice owners embody.”
All AH&LEF contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. For more information about donating, contact Michelle Poinelli, senior vice president of foundation programs, at (202) 289-3181 or email@example.com, or visit .
AH&LEF is the charitable fund-raising and endowed fund-management subsidiary of the American Hotel & Lodging Association. Founded in 1953, AH&LEF is the premier organization for scholarships, professional certification, and instructional material as well as funding for hospitality industry research. For more information, visit .
Serving the hospitality industry for nearly a century, AH&LA is the sole national association representing all sectors and stakeholders in the lodging industry, including individual hotel property members, hotel companies, student and faculty members, and industry suppliers. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AH&LA provides members with national advocacy on Capitol Hill, public relations and image management, education, research and information, and other value-added services to provide bottom line savings and ensure a positive business climate for the lodging industry. Partner state associations provide local representation and additional cost-saving benefits to members.
Choice Hotels Owners Council represents the midscale hotel owners of Choice to include Ascend, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Clarion, MainStay Suites, Quality & Sleep. The mission of the Council is to represent the Licensees of CHOC through a unified voice, protecting the greater interests of its members by providing ideas, advocacy programs, and services. In business since 1967, the CHOC Headquarters are located in Naples, FL.