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December 11, 2015
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Americas: Meetings Industry Fund Aims to Raise $100,000 for Peers in Need


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In September, I teamed up with others in the meetings industry—Susan Sarfati, CAE, CEO of High Performance Strategies; Heather Burkee Scherer, president of ATC Travel Management; Neal Couture, director of government procurement law and business programs at George Washington University Law School; and Chuck Fazio of Chuck Fazio Photography—to launch the Meetings Industry Fund. The founders created the non-profit fund after identifying a gap in existing foundations: An inability to provide support to individuals in need.meetings industry fund

The meetings industry is a close-knit community with a strong desire to help each other, which is the reason the Meetings Industry Fund was created—to assist those amazing people who do fantastic work on behalf of our industry by providing short-term financial and other support during a time of crisis. Since launching early this fall, the Meetings Industry Fund has already provided nearly $10,000 in financial assistance to individuals who have experienced a true crisis in their lives.

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