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.
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.
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 first IAAPA Foundation board of directors include:
Rene Aziz, Grupo Divertido
Jane Cooper, Herschend Family Entertainment
Phil Lindsey, The Health Museum
John McReynolds, Universal Orlando Resort
Ted Molter (chairman), San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park
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 John Henderson at firstname.lastname@example.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 contribution form. To get involved in fund-raising for the IAAPA Foundation contact Jeanne P. Luschin at: jLuschin@iaapafoundation.org