AH&LEF Launches 16th Annual Big Apple Auction Online
Annual Fundraiser Features More Than 190 Donated Items
“In this current economic state when many are forced to scale back their charitable donations, we are thrilled our generous industry supporters are able to offer such large-scale donations to support our mission of cultivating hospitality’s future employees,” said Joori Jeon, CPA, CAE, AH&LEF president/COO. “This is one of the Foundation’s biggest fundraisers, and we’ve had great success with posting the items online and well in advance of the Show.”
Last year’s Big Apple Auction event generated $85,000 in item sales. All proceeds benefit the AH&LEF, the charitable fund-raising and endowed fund-management subsidiary of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA). Since its inception, the AH&LEF has disbursed more than $14 million through its scholarship, education, outreach, and research programs.
For more information about the auction, including donating items, contact Michelle Poinelli, senior vice president of foundation programs, at (202) 289-3181 or email@example.com, or access the online auction at .
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 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.