Building Tomorrow's Hotel Industry Today

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Mission

The Foundation's mission is to help people build careers, improve their lives, and strengthen the lodging industry. We achieve this by giving them necessary tools, resources, and education, so they can launch long-term careers in our great industry.

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Donors

Our donors give generously. We thank them sincerely.

Generous Donors
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Annual Report

Outlining major milestones, the AHLA Foundation's Annual Report showcases record-breaking statistics, building upon the momentum of fueling the talent pipeline through educational opportunities.

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Board

Comprised of passionate, generous, and dedicated hoteliers and industry partners committed to helping our employees thrive and ensuring a strong and viable future of the industry.

Our Board

Committees

The AHLA Foundation's Committees propel its programs. We are so thankful to the many industry leaders who volunteer their time and experience to ensure our success and impact.

Our Committees

Staff

The AHLA Foundation's team is dedicated to helping you launch a career and move up the ladder to become one of tomorrow's leaders.

Our Staff

Contact Us

Please reach out if you have any questions about the Foundation or would like to get involved. 

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  • Abirami Dandapani

    Academic Scholarship Recipient, 2020

    "I dream of a life where my contribution expands from a community level to a national, or even internationally. You have helped contribute to this success tremendously with your generosity.”

    Learn More about the academic scholarship!
  • Malory Atherton

    Director of Housekeeping, NewcrestImage

    Meet Malory, one of the first to complete the apprenticeship program from NewcrestImage. The AHLA Foundation is proud to partner with NewcrestImage to train and build our leaders of tomorrow like Malory.

    Learn about the apprenticeship program!
  • Empowering Youth Graduates

    Orlando, FL

    The AHLA Foundation hosted a graduation ceremony and a hiring fair for more than 20 talented students who received their certificates from the After-School-All-Stars' hospitality job training program. 

    Learn more about this event
  • Michael Biros

    Chief Engineer, Fairfield Inn Clermont

    Congratulations to Michael who was awarded a professional development scholarship from the AHLA Foundation and completed the Certified Hospitality Facilities Executive certification. 

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  • AHLA Foundation Beneficiaries

    Night of a Thousand Stars, 2020

    The AHLA Foundation celebrated with some of their program beneficiaries at the second annual premier fundraising event, Night of a Thousand Stars. 

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  • Tevin Barnes

    F & B Specialist, Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore

    "Coming from a city where guys give up, I struggled to find my way. This partnership wasn't a handout; it was an opportunity. It provided me the opportunity to grow, meet new people and get a real career. Now, I can better my children's lives. To have a job I love is a dream come true."

    Read about tevin's Story

Our donors give generously. We thank them sincerely.

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