Most people tend to support or sponsor an organization because he, she or the company they work for may have a personal connection or experience related to that organization. In my case, never is that more true than with the IAVM Foundation, and in particular The Joseph A. Floreano Scholarship & Internship Program, which is named after my predecessor Joe Floreano, CFE.
Joe was, and his kegacy is still of, an industry icon who gave unselfishly of both his time and financial resources to an industry he truly loved. His name on this prestigious program certainly gave me good reason to support and give to the Foundation, and it also is for all of you as well. Each of us has had a “Joe” in our professional life who encouraged and guided us to get involved and support programs in our industry that make us better. Your willingness to sponsor or donate provides much needed funds for Leadership Development, Diversity and Young Professional programs, as well as scholarships and internships, all of which help to ensure that we are building the future leaders of tomorrow. The Foundation touches and supports all of the major IAVM initiatives important to our industry, from VMS, to AVSS, Senior Executive Symposium, Certifications, Training, Regional and Annual conferences. I think it is easy to see that OUR Foundation plays some part in literally every aspect of your public assembly venue life.
As we approach the season of giving and #GivingTuesday on December 3rd, I would ask that each of you consider making a donation to the IAVM Foundation. The amount is secondary to your participation, as we believe that there truly is strength in numbers and that the more members that give the more we can accomplish for Your Foundation and Your Future.
Make your “Joe” and your Foundation proud!
Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center