This year, one of IAVM Foundation‘s premier programs is getting a boost from the very organization that bears the programs name. The Joseph A. Floreano Scholarship + Internship awards 20 scholarships to deserving applicants from each sector of the IAVM membership in the categories: Outstanding Leadership, Diversity, Industry Women, Young Professional.
Scholarships may be applied towards Venue Management School (VMS), Academy for Venue Safety & Security (AVSS), and VenueConnect, IAVM’s Annual Conference & Trade Show. Selected applicants will receive a travel stipend of $600 and complimentary registration to attend Venue Connect.
“Joe was the consummate industry professional who spent over 40 years in public assembly and cared deeply for both IAVM and its foundation,” stated James Brown, Executive Director of the Floreano Center. “Many of us knew Joe, knew his kind spirit, generosity, humor and friendship. He freely gave his time, knowledge and financial resources to the IAVM Foundation and always challenged us to do the same. He knew the importance of mentorship, education and the need to always strive for excellence. We are proud to carry on Joe’s legacy of giving.”
The Floreano Center has committed $6,000 towards the total goal of raising $12,000 to fund this year’s scholarships and is issuing a Call to Action to IAVM members across all Regions to rise to the challenge by supporting and investing in this valuable initiative that benefits each and every one of us.
“I’d like to challenge every venue to step up and invest in Your Industry, Your Future by donating towards the IAVM Foundation Scholarship program,” said Brown. “By investing today you are investing in your industries tomorrow.”
Please go to the IAVM Foundation web page to learn more: http://iavm.org/foundation/foundation-floreano-scholarships