Whether you’re an industry veteran or just getting started in your career, the MPI Foundation is committed to giving back to you and your industry, making you both stronger. A donation to the MPI Foundation helps secure the meeting and event profession for the future. When you help the people who bring people together, you help change the world.

 

 

How We've Helped

 

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2234

PEOPLE DIRECTLY BENEFITED
IN 2020

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$5 MILLION +

IN FUNDS AWARDED
SINCE 2009

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60+

CHAPTERS BENEFITED FROM MPIF
GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

 

 

 

 

“The MPI Foundation gave me the courage and boost that I needed to take a leap of faith and become a CMP.”

JO TRUETT
MPI Greater Orlando Chapter

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The MPI Foundation offers grants for education, training, research and other special interest needs that enrich our industry as well as scholarships to complement MPI membership, education and career opportunities. With these grants and scholarships, together, we move this community and our global industry towards critical recovery. 


The MPI Foundation partners with organizations throughout the year to hold Rendezvous events and proceeds benefit the MPI Foundation.

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Care to help? That’s easy! In your chapters, destinations, or companies, PARTICIPATE in MPIF events, auctions, or legacy of giving programs. If you’ve ever benefited from an MPI Foundation award, now is your chance to give back.



“I’m a huge proponent of giving back. When you have the ability to help, I think you should help.”

RANDY ALLEN DAVIS
MPI Foundation Scholarship Recipient

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The generosity displayed throughout 2020 is making an important impact in 2021. Those funds are benefitting hundreds of MPI members, chapters, and industry initiatives during one of the most tragic and humbling viral occurrences of our lifetime. We’re giving HOPE.

 

 

RECENT MPI FOUNDATIONS STORIES

Mimosa Sukanen

Jun 23, 2021, 08:28 AM by Jay Hough
Thanks to the scholarship, a student member of MPI had the opportunity to travel to the conference, network with industry colleagues and gain new knowledge especially about event storytelling and marketing.

Mimosa Sukanen

EMEC 2020 Scholarship Recipient

Why did you apply for an MPI Foundation Scholarship?
I applied for the scholarship to network with event professionals and widen my international network. One important factor was to discuss and present my Master´s thesis subject which is closely linked with the hospitality and travel/tourism field. The thesis studies how to develop an experience service for foreigners why a diverse, international network is crucial for the project´s success.

Do you have a message for the sponsors and individuals who donate to make scholarships possible?
I thank all the sponsors for the scholarship possibility, otherwise I wouldn´t had had the chance to participate!

Please tell us about the scholarship you have received and its impact.
Thanks to the scholarship, a student member of MPI had the opportunity to travel to the conference, network with industry colleagues and gain new knowledge especially about event storytelling and marketing.

How has this scholarship impacted your career? Where do you see yourself within the meeting and event industry in the future?
During EMEC20 I gained new contacts world wide which is fantastic, and more importantly I had the chance to get to know my country MPI colleagues. The Finnish chapter contacts are important in developing my thesis in the near future. One of the Finnish organizers proposed that we could collaborate around this topic.

Since receiving the scholarship, share any positive things that have happened in your career or life as a result.
I got +20 new international contacts and we are linked on LinkedIn. The storytelling workshops were most rewarding; got practical ideas from there. I had the opportunity to present and pitch my thesis subject and got valuable feedback about it.

Any final notes?
Thank you very much!

Our overall experience with this program was very positive.
"There’s been a critical need for information quantifying the significance of face-to-face meetings and business events to the U.S. economy,” says Susan Robertson, executive vice president of the American Society of Association Executives and chair of the Events Industry Council
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