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Published on : Saturday, November 2, 2013
Harry Javer, president, The Conference Bureau, and co-founder, The Lodging Conference, contributed $5,000 to the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AH&LEF) 2013 Annual Giving Campaign. The Annual Giving Campaign is the Foundation’s yearly key fundraiser that supports its core missions, including providing scholarships to hospitality management students, funding important research in areas such as room tax, energy management, and ADA requirements, as well as promoting hospitality as a career of choice and workforce development initiatives.
Javer is the 2013 chairman of the AH&LEF Fund Development Committee, which is responsible for overseeing the Annual Giving Campaign. The Lodging Conference, which just concluded its 19th annual meeting, brings together the hotel industry’s most influential owners, presidents, CEOs, and dealmakers to strategize about development, finance, franchising, management, and operations. A strong supporter of AH&LEF, for the last 12 years The Lodging Conference has sponsored AH&LEF scholarship recipients to attend the conference. This year marks Javer’s first donation at the six-diamond level.
“We are grateful to Harry and Elizabeth for their support in funding programs that promote the industry’s future growth,” said AH&LEF President/COO Joori Jeon. “The Foundation relies solely on those within the industry who understand that their financial contributions ensure the future of our industry.”
AH&LEF is the not-for-profit affiliate of AH&LA and is funded solely by charitable donations from progressive hospitality leaders and companies within the industry. In 2012, AH&LEF disbursed almost $1 million to prepare promising college students for a career in hospitality, to attract and retain talented industry professionals, and to fund valuable research for the industry. Since the Foundation’s inception, approximately $17 million has been distributed through its scholarship, education, outreach, and research programs.