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Foundation of the National Association for Catering and Events

To support the catering and events industry by educating our members and investing in our community

Madison, WI   |  http://www.nace.net/give

Mission

The mission of the Foundation of NACE is to support the catering and events industry through education and investments that support NACE Members and chapters. We do this through innovative, transformative programs that elevate the profession.

Ruling year info

1986

President

Ms. Dana Blaugrund

Main address

1502 West Broadway Suite 102

Madison, WI 53713 USA

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EIN

33-0203771

NTEE code info

Mutual/Membership Benefit Organizations, Other N.E.C. (Y99)

Community Foundations (T31)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Advance and educate the catering and events profession through scholarships and grants.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Vince DeFinis Scholarship

The Vince DeFinis Scholarship honors Vincent DeFinis, CPCE, the founder of NACE's first chapter in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The program provides scholarships, mentorships and professional connections within the catering and events profession. The scholarship is open to students and working professionals.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Foundation of NACE Scholarships provides education support to student and working professionals in the catering and events profession.

Population(s) Served

The Foundation of NACE Community Education Grants program helps NACE chapters provide high-quality, relevant education at the local level through grant-based funding for chapter education programs.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The goal of the Foundation of NACE is to advance the catering and events profession through scholarships and investments that reach pre-career students and working professionals.

The Foundation pursues this goal through approaches that reach individuals directly through scholarships and indirectly by providing education grants to grassroots NACE chapters.

The Foundation's efforts empowered through strong recognition in the catering and events profession, dedicated volunteers and strong stewardship and financial stability.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Foundation of the National Association for Catering and Events

Board of directors
as of 04/17/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dana Blaugrund, CPCE, CWC

Urban Family Concepts

Term: 2022 - 2023

Timothy Lam, CHT, CGSP

The International School of Hospitality, Las Vegas

Terry Shields, CPCE, CSEP

Terry Shields Event Design

Gary McCreary, CMP, CPCE, CSEP

Vice President Catering & Events Venetian and Palazzo Hotels

Christina Alvarado, MBA, CPCE

Juve LLC

Delores Crum, CERP

Premiere Events and Premiere Select

Kevin Dennis, CPCE

Fantasy Sound Event Services

Virginia Santa Ines, CPCE, CWC

San Jose Marriott

Shawn Elmore

Executive Director

Harvey Stern, CPCE, CMP

Destinations by Design

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/17/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Disability

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