Educational Institutions

The American Hotel and Lodging Educational Foundation Inc

  • Washington, DC
  • www.ahlef.org

Mission Statement

The Foundation has a core mission to focus on the future of the lodging industry, ensuring its success and financially contributing to its viability. Its reach extends to all facets of the industry, from scholarships to technology advancement.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Scholarship and Education
  3. Research and Project Funding
  4. School-to-Career and Workforce Development
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

ruling year

1959

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Joori Jeon

Keywords

Self-reported

hotel, hospitality, scholarships, hospitality research,

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EIN

13-6095316

 Number

7466032057

Physical Address

1201 New York Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20005

Also Known As

AH&LEF

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Professional Societies, Associations (J03)

Public Foundations (T30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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

Program 1

1) The Foundation was established with the goal of providing scholarships to hospitality management students. Since its inception, more than $6 million has been disbursed. 2) Addressing critical areas such as diversity and turnover, room tax, energy management, ADA requirements, and technology advancement, the Foundation's research program has distributed more than $2.2 million in grants to help hoteliers operate more efficiently and improve their bottom line. 3) The hospitality workforce is shrinking and the need to cultivate tomorrow's talented pool is great. The Foundation's Workforce Development Initaitive is keeping quality professionals in the industry and attracting and educating our future labor pool. 4) The Foundation's school-to-career progam provides high school students with targeted classroom learning and real-life work experience to take advantage of the boundless opportunities in lodging.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

Program 2

Scholarship and Education

AH&LEF administers 10 different academic scholarship programs ranging from incoming freshman to graduate level hospitality management studies.  Additionally professional development scholarships are offered to current hotel employees wishing to enroll in distance learning courses or professional certification offered through the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Budget

$547,500.00

Program 3

Research and Project Funding

The Foundation's research and project funding Program addresses critical industry issues such as ADA requirements, diversity, impact of room taxes, and technology advancements.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

$254,000.00

Program 4

School-to-Career and Workforce Development

Since 2003, AH&LEF has expended more than $1.5 million through workforce development and school-to-career initiatives, which encourage career interest in the lodging field.  Specifically the Lodging Management Program is a two-year curriculum, which immerses high school junior and seniors into the world of hospitality.  Additionally, the Skills, Tasks, and Results Training provides one-year entry-level training.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Budget

$188,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

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AMERICAN HOTEL AND LODGING EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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The American Hotel and Lodging Educational Foundation Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Joori Jeon

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Minaz Abji

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Term: Jan 2011 - Dec 2013

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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