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Overview of the Foundation

On October 28, 2010, The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) announced the recent establishment of the IAAPA Foundation to fund the development of research and creation of education programs for the worldwide attractions industry.




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Economic Impact Study Released
The IAAPA Foundation study, The Economic Impacts of the US Attraction Industry is now available.
The study presents information on the impact of the attractions industry nationally, by state and, by attractions type. The study is available as a single report in a PDF format and also provides access to an on-line searchable database calculator.  

The study and access to the on-line calculator is available to IAAPA members with a minimum contribution to the IAAPA Foundation of US$250.00

Nonmembers may purchase the PDF report only with a minimum contribution to the IAAPA Foundation of US$2500.00.

Contributions to the IAAPA Foundation may be tax deductible.  

 

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Overview Cont'd

In order to support the industry and IAAPA, the IAAPA Foundation exists to help the industry present itself as a community provider of quality of life, jobs, training and as a customer for many community vendors; as an expert voice on facts, information and research about the industry; and as an important industry partner in the health and well-being of industry participants, large and small.

 The IAAPA Foundation, a separate nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation, will focus exclusively on the reach, depth, and scope of the programs, products, and services available to the attractions industry. The Foundation will cultivate resources to compile research and enhance training and education for attractions industry professionals, provide industry research and data, facilitate the sharing of best practices within the industry, clarify and articulate the needs of the industry, promote the value and benefits of safe, family-friendly experiences, and reinforce the global influence and responsibility of the industry.

The Foundation is located at IAAPA headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. Jeanne Luschin is the director of development for the foundation.

Mission

The Foundation will cultivate resources to enhance training and education for attractions industry professionals, provide industry research and data, facilitate the sharing of best practices within the industry, clarify and articulate the needs of the industry, promote the value and benefits of safe, family-friendly experiences, and reinforce the global influence and responsibility of the industry.

 IAAPA Foundation Board of Directors

The members of the IAAPA Foundation board of directors include:

Rene Aziz, Grupo Divertido
Jane Cooper,Herschend Family Entertainment (Chair)
Deborah Eicher, Picsolve, Inc.
Phil Lindsey, The Discovery Science Place
John McReynolds, Universal Orlando Resort
Donnie Mills, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
Jim Seay, Premier Rides
Paul Serff, Texas Travel Industry Association
Paul Noland, President & CEO of IAAPA

Contact the IAAPA Foundation

For further information on the IAAPA Foundation, its goals and projects, contact Ken Troshinsky at ktroshinsky@iaapa.org

Contribution and Donations

As a 501(c)(3) corporation, the IAAPA Foundation can accept contributions from individuals, corporations, trusts, or grant-presenting organizations from around the world. If the individual or organization pays income taxes in the United States, the contribution may be tax deductible.

To make a contribution to the Foundation, please use this IAAPA Foundation Contribution form 2014 To get involved in fund-raising for the IAAPA Foundation contact Ken Troshinsky at: ktroshinsky@iaapa.org
 

Donor Acknowledgement

We wish to thank our generous supporters and acknowledge their contribution to the IAAPA Foundation's mission to advance the attractions industry.
IAAPA Foundation Donors as of Jan 7 2014

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