Inspiring the Next Generation of Attractions Industry Leaders
The IAAPA Foundation exists to inspire life-changing careers in the global attractions industry by cultivating tomorrow’s leaders.
The IAAPA Foundation’s strong industry network opens doors for students through valuable connections and increased exposure to senior leadership.
The Foundation strives to increase awareness of the unique and diverse career paths students can take when they pursue degrees in attractions management.
Get Involved...Make a Donation Today
The IAAPA Foundation relies exclusively on private donations to support the future leaders of the global attractions industry. Your financial support is crucial to this important industry effort. Below are the various ways you can contribute to the IAAPA Foundation:
The Al Weber Jr. Memorial Fund
Al Weber, Jr. PhD was the founder, president, and CEO of Apex Parks Group, former CEO of Paramount Parks and Six Flags Theme Parks, a member of the IAAPA Board of Directors, and a passionate supporter of education. The Al Weber Memorial Fund was established in his honor and all donations are used solely for educational purposes including scholarships.
Donate to the Al Weber Jr. Memorial Fund
The IAAPA Foundation General Fund
Donating to this fund allows the IAAPA Foundation Board of Directors to develop additional partnership opportunities and alliances to grow awareness and support of the global attractions industry.
Donate to the IAAPA Foundation General Fund
Sponsor a Scholarship
Companies and individuals may sponsor one or more scholarships for students at Colleges and Universities that have partnered with the IAAPA Foundation to provide a pipeline into the attractions industry.
Scholarships will be named for the donors and donors will receive contact information for their scholarship recipient to allow for the option of direct contact with the student.
The IAAPA Foundation is incorporated in the United States as a 501 (c) (3) charitable foundation.
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- IAAPA Foundation Board Members
Jim Seay, ICAE
Premier Rides, Inc.
Andreas Andersen, ICAE
CEO & President
International Business Development Consultant
Eicher Leisure Consultants Ltd.
Hal McEvoy, ICAE
President & CEO
Tom Mehrmann, ICAE
President & COO of Universal Parks & Resorts, Pacific Rim
Universal Parks & Resorts
Jeroen Nijpels, ICAE
Tim O'Brien Michael Turner, ICAE
VP, International Business Development
The Producer's Group
Secretary & Treasurer
Bonnie Sherman Weber, ICAE
Ken Whiting, ICAE
Whiting's Food Concessions, Inc.
Tom Wages, ICAE
Contact the IAAPA Foundation
For general inquiries, please contact Tom Wages, Executive Director: [email protected].